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All set to conquer the travel world

TTME OCT 2017-PG 14-J.V.R. Fernando

Satguru has been in the forefront expanding to over 60 countries worldwide. J.V.R. Fernando, General Manager, Satguru, wants to maintain this momentum of growth. TT BUREAU Satguru’s strategy is to be different yet be a leader in the market securing all the goals on a slow yet steady pace. The …

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Orient Travel’s pillar of strength

TTME OCT 2017-PG 9-Asim Arshad

Touted as one of the most dedicated travel personalities in the region with a career spanning over 37 years, Asim Arshad, Group CEO, Orient Travel and Tourism, truly deserves his rightful honour of being ranked 19th among the top 50 Indian Executives in the Arab World in 2017. Meet TravTalk’s …

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Why savvy US fliers prefer Air Canada

TTME OCT 2017-PG 8-Why savvy US fliers prefer Air Canada

Air Canada operates three weekly flights between Dubai and Toronto and offers connections to more than 100 destinations in Canada and the United States. Deepu Cyriac, Country Manager – UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman, tells TravTalk about the airline’s new routes and expansion plans. TT BUREAU Air Canada, has turned …

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1st Travel Tuesday in Dubai

TTME OCT 2017-PG 7-Ashwin Singh

Travel Tuesday is a networking event where various destinations and airlines can meet and network with corporates, MICE and travel trade. The inaugural session will be hosted with Singapore Tourism and Singapore Airlines on October 17, at the Taj Hotel Dubai. According to the organiser of the event Ashwin Singh, …

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Thailand showcases health & wellness

TTME OCT 2017-PG 7-Thailand showcases health & wellness

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently conducted the Amazing Thailand Health and Wellness Showcase 2017 in Bangkok. The event, attended by over 130 participants, was meant to encourage Thailand’s health tourism sector demonstrate its potential and place the service providers on a global platform. SHEHARA RIZLY Pataraporn Sithivanich, Executive …

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VAT to change spending habits

TTME OCT 2017-COVER STORY

Come January 1, 2018, the UAE will charge five per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on goods and services. Whilst it will contribute to the nation’s development, it is imperative to understand the impact of VAT on the tourism and hospitality industry. TravTalk asks economists, tourism and hospitality partners about …

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Wego upbeat about Dubai HQ

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 19-Mamoun Hmedan

Wego’s recent partnerships and new innovative travel technology tools serve travellers around the globe. Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, Wego Middle East, North Africa and India enlists their plans. Q Why did Wego chose Dubai as its second headquarter? Wego was founded in Singapore but is now dual-headquartered in Dubai and …

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Travelport empowers Lebanese agency

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 19-Travelport empowers Lebanese agency

In order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, Lebanon-based First Diana Travel recently partnered with Arabian Travel Award winner Travelport to access its unrivalled choice of travel content. By connecting to the Travelport platform, First Diana Travel now benefits from intelligent, fast, and accurate searching and booking to …

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An impressive growth story

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 9-JVR Fernando

Leading global travel management company Satguru Travel is driven by the sole aim of offering the best travel experience to their customers. Established in 1989 in Kigali, Rwanda, Satguru Travel has its presence in 58 countries across the world. Customers using the services of Satguru Travels have access to the …

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Evolving role of the travel agent

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 4-Sindhu Shaji

In this time of growing popularity of OTAs and online booking mediums, a travel agent still holds ground owing to their efficient task management and personal touch to make sure travellers have a hassle-free experience. The travel business, like any other, has witnessed drastic changes over the years, thanks to …

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