AGENTS

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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Abu Dhabi to host OTB ’17

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 3-Mario Anthony

This September, high-end UAE outbound travel agents and buyers will come together at the InterContinental Hotel Abu Dhabi for Outbound Travel Bazaar (OTB). The number of outbound trips from the UAE increased by 5 per cent to 3.5 million last year, with those travellers spending Dh71 billion, up 10 per …

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Mezoon ported to the top by Travelport

TTME JULY 2017_PG 13-Matt Powell

One of the largest travel agencies in the Sultanate of Oman and an affiliate of BCD Travel, Mezoon International Travel & Tours (MITT), has just become larger with its new collaboration with Travelport. Next stop for Mezoon: Latest searching and booking tools and unstoppable growth! Leading travel commerce platform, Travelport, …

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Musafir on growth trajectory with Amadeus

TTME JULY 2017_PG 7-Musafir on growth

Musafir.com has signed another agreement with Amadeus to amplify its e-commerce offerings. This agreement provides the company with industry-leading business intelligence technologies and access to global travel content through the Amadeus system for making booking easier and faster for them. Musafir.com, a UAE-based travel website, has signed a new regional …

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