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Getting ready for the new normal

The outbreak of the pandemic has seen the emergence of a new normal for the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Three industry leaders discuss the strategies, outcomes, regulations and standards which need to be implemented. Nia Niscaya, Deputy Minister for Marketing, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia …

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KSA post COVID-19

Over almost three months, lockdown ensured to a certain extent the reduction of the pandemic spreading but the travel industry has been at the forefront managing the many issues that arose during the period. Muzzammil Ahussain, EVP Consumer Travel, Seera Group shares the challenges, strategies and future after the pandemic …

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Domestic travel will be a top choice

Almosafer has conducted a study amongst over 3,000 Saudi nationals to gauge people’s travelling behaviour post COVID-19 and found that domestic travel will be a top choice once lockdown restrictions ease. The domestic travel leisure market is expected to see a boost with 35% Saudis keen on discovering the growing …

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Virtually connected at ATM

The Arabian Travel Market is the most anticipated event in the Middle East, this year with all its barriers didn’t really deter the organisers from running a successful show – connecting people across the world with 18,959 total registrations, 3,382 exhibitors, 490 media persons, 46 speakers and 12,058 trade visitors.  …

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Looking at business revival post lockdown

The past few weeks have seen the hospitality industry come up with new plans and strategies like never before. Today as hotels open their doors to travellers, it will be in an era of the ‘new normal’. Stalwarts in the industry share their experiences on challenges and customer engagement during …

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Long stay homes at Radisson RED Dubai

The newly opened hotel, located at Dubai Digital Park, has now opened its 59 stylish long-term homes including studios, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Radisson RED Dubai Silicon Oasis, located in Dubai’s first-ever smart city project built with the latest AI and IoT technologies, was the first of the …

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IHG to open InterContinental in Rome

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Westmont Hospitality Group and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, for a captivating property in the heart of Rome. A multi-million-euro investment is behind IHG’s plans to open InterContinental Rome in 2022. The luxury hotel will be set …

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Seamless services during lockdown

TRAVTALK had a tête-à-tête with Sumit Acharya, Managing Director – BCD Travel LLC, Dubai about the current status of the industry and their many efforts to ensure the industry stays afloat at a time with challenges. BCD Travel focuses on corporate TMC although they have M!CE and leisure divisions in …

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Reviving the industry with govt support

At a time when the industry needs a team of experts to get the ball rolling after a stringent lockdown for almost three months, it is quite a positive vibe to note that all the stalwarts in the industry have initiated a group that can revive the industry with the …

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What will make a cruise ship safe again?

Microbe Marine, a well-established team of marine professionals with vast experience in hazardous materials and hygiene virus auditing on ships and rigs have the solution to help re-establish the cruise industry and rebuild consumer trust with its Oxygen Cluster Process (OCP) technology. Citing the silent spreaders and viruses transmitted from …

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