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‘Cruising will pick up gradually’

Winter cruising in Dubai is customary every year as there are as many as 200 ship calls which bring in many cruise visitors. However, this year may be a little different with the pandemic setting in. One of the pioneers in cruise tourism in Dubai, Lakshmi Durai, CEO of Travel …

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Wyndham helps Ajman community

In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Dr Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, CEO of Al Ihsan Charity Association, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche signed a partnership agreement with the organisation to reinforce its …

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Health, wellbeing & travel

Every destination, project or business can have its very own contribution to guests’ wellbeing. To define this unique contribution, however, is not a straightforward task. Hotels and resorts, wellness centres, hospitals, retreats, etc. would need to find their very own understanding of wellbeing, says Laszlo Puczko, CEO & Co-founder, Health …

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Thailand shares real-time in-sights

Connecting 48 exhibitors from Thailand with over 250 buyers from the GCC for a whole day of networking sessions at the first-ever ‘Amazing Thailand Virtual Roadshow’ which concluded recently, showed the interest and confidence of the travellers. Some exhibitors and agents shared their comments with TRAVTALK. Sellers Jidapa (Jill) Niladhanadhon, …

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Revitalising the hospitality industry

Senior executives from Viceroy, Jumeirah, Rosewood, Marriott International, and DAMAC highlighted the measures their companies are taking to ensure the safety of guests while continuing to provide superior guest experiences, at a webinar as part of its ‘Back to Business’ series. In their opening remarks, the five panellists provided Business …

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Discovering Southwest Germany

Looking at hitherto known destinations in the much loved destination of Germany, the first webinar exploring the diverse Southwest Germany concluded recently with participants from UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. Shehara Rizly 1.8 million overnight stays from GCC in 2019 Starting off the webinar, Yamina …

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Park Inn by Radisson in Jeddah

Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences has announced the opening of its first hotel in Jeddah. The newest addition brings the Group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development, accelerating Radisson Hotel Group’s expansion across the …

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RAK promotes domestic tourism

RAKTDA hosted a two-day re-familiarisation experience for its valued partners in the UAE. Participants included Managing Directors and CEOs from leading travel agencies including BCD Travel Dubai, Al Naboodah Travel & Tourism Agencies, Sharaf Travel & Tourism Group, Trans Arabian, Cozmo Travel, Al Tayer Travel, Deira Travel and IBYTA. The …

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Restarting business events

As the city gathers momentum with the resumption of conferences, meetings and exhibitions, Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has formed a new Business Events Stakeholders Committee, reinforcing its commitment to engaging with the industry and re-establishing its place at the heart of Dubai’s economic growth and …

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Domestic travel picking up

Domestic market has become more important today, as people are compelled not to travel as most borders are yet to open. Rajitha Rajapakse, Head of Sales & Marketing at Explore the Wonders, shares with us some insights on the real deal behind the scene. Shehara Rizly Q What type of …

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