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Promoting Philippines as a diving destination

Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX 2021) was conducted digitally for three days by the DOT to help support and sustain the country’s diving industry. Shehara Rizly As COVID-19 has hit the local diving industry and those who depend on it, this year’s PHIDEX, themed ‘Our Sea, Our Story,’ aimed to …

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Britain targets GCC – an important market

Britain has always been a second home for GCC travellers. Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications, Visit Britain shares her views with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly We want to tell people about the destination and encourage the buzz that people still want to come Britain, while being careful with that …

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Become a qualified expert

Swiss Travel System has launched an e-learning platform for future Swiss public transport experts. This is a unique opportunity where agents can broaden their knowledge in an entertaining way and acquire essential public transport know-how. Andreas Nef, Market Manager, Swiss Travel System for UAE shares more details. Shehara Rizly Q …

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Sharjah’s new offerings

Majid Al Futtaim has opened a variety of world-class entertainment experiences. We are thrilled to be adding to our portfolio with an all-encompassing entertainment venue which features a dynamic selection of interactive and immersive attractions for the whole family. The family entertainment category is evolving and, as a customer-centric brand, …

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Ireland meets the ME

The maiden virtual roadshow ‘Ireland meets the Middle East’ saw two days of fruitful meetings with over 350 agents from the Middle East. Aisling McDermott, Manager Middle East & Asia, Tourism Ireland We are delighted about how our first virtual roadshow went, it was a huge success and we received …

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Multiple-entry tourist visa

The new resolutions are among several initiatives approved by the cabinet during a meeting chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to position the UAE as an ideal work and tourist destination. The new remote …

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Ramada Ajman reinforces commitment to sustainability

As part of its continuous commitment to sustainable practices, Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman recently harvested organic crops from its very own urban farm. The team yielded produce from the 430-square metre space, which grows seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Ravi Santiago, Cluster General Manager for three Wyndham …

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Hybrid meetings: A sustainable option

In today’s ever-evolving world, sustainability is becoming more important than ever; companies are looking at eco-friendly choices. Shehara Rizly Whilst the future of meetings is yet to be written, it will likely include a combination of live and virtual meetings frequently combined in the same event. The past year has …

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New Hotels

Over the past few weeks there have been quite a number of hotel openings in the UAE and Middle East in general. We take a look at some of them. Vida Beach Resort Location    – Umm Al Quwain UAE Number of Rooms/Suites – 135 rooms and suites Emaar Hospitality Group …

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Culture Summit Abu Dhabi on Mar 8-10

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that the next edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, a leading global forum which explores creative cultural solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the world today, will take place virtually from March 8 to 10, …

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