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Domestic tourism to the fore

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been working towards ensuring a safer destination for all its residents.  Earlier a stimulus package of 50 billion riyals for the private sector came into effect and lately the promotion of domestic tourism shows signs of progress. Waeil Alharthi, General Manager, Sama Al Mosafer …

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Remaz Tours focuses on ME

Remaz Tours was founded in 2017 in Berlin to provide inbound tourism services for Middle East and GCC travellers to Germany.  Today, the company provides high-quality services from ground operations, logistics, to sales and marketing. Maher Azizia, Managing Director,  Remaz Tours Germany, shares with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly What are the …

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Travellers more likely to book through a travel agent

Since the beginning of the crisis, travel agencies have played a key role in acting as trusted advisors in a rapidly changing situation by providing updated policy information, facilitating journey changes and cancellations, and providing information on the supplier safety and hygiene measures. When thinking about booking travel today, how …

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Sailing through the pandemic

As borders and airports start opening slowly, Rezlive.com has been initiating their new strategies. Jaal Shah, Group Managing Director, Travel Designer Group says that they tracked the pandemic right from early stages and had plans for different scenarios. As a result, when the lockdowns began, they were prepared. Shehara Rizly …

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Seven unique gems of the UAE

Dubai’s location, huge population of expats, riches, traditions and vibrant culture are just a few reasons why so many people are drawn to this dynamic city. Living in this desert city for over 12 years, my time off from work is spent visiting unique places in the UAE, says Sapna …

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Reopening for Tourism 2.0

The first digital conclave themed “reselling tourism” concluded with a record number of viewers from the Middle East and Asia. There were two sessions; the first session included three personalities in the travel trade – Nasir Jamal Khan, Jamal Abdulnazar and Tarique Khatri. Shehara Rizly The three panellists mentioned the …

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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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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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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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