$3.9bn hotel deals by 2023: SHIC


Set to be held at Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter from January 22-23, 2019, the second edition of Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) will provide a forum for more than 300 hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to discuss the growth of the hospitality industry in the Kingdom. TT Bureau …

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Stay abreast of the latest food trends

TTME DEC 2018 - PG 5

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy PM, Minister of Presidential Affairs & Chairman, Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the 9th SIAL Middle East, the regional food, beverage and hospitality trade event, is set to be held at ADNEC from December 10-12. TT Bureau …

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Boost for medical tourism industry

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 21

With the capital’s vision to become the most trusted medical tourism destination by 2030, DCT Abu Dhabi recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), to host MTA’s annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Abu Dhabi. TT Bureau The World Medical Tourism & …

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Innovation in luxury yatchs

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 17

Reinforcing opportunities for the marine sector in Abu Dhabi, the four-day Abu Dhabi International Boat Show attracted over 21,000 local, regional and international visitors. As many as 270 exhibitors from 25 countries, as well as leading local manufacturers of luxury yachts were a part of the event. TT Bureau The …

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Gear up for business & networking

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 5

This year, WTM will focus on some of the most important technology aspects with its new ‘Travel Forward’ sessions which will provide a comprehensive outlook of nextgen technology for travel and hospitality. Simon Press, Senior Director, WTM London, shares some of the key highlights. TT Bureau What will be different …

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Maya dazzles in ME


The 2nd Arabian Travel Awards held at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai recognised key industry players in the region for their efforts in tourism. TT Bureau I t was a night of celebration and grandeur as over 250 key industry leaders attended a black-tie dinner to officially receive their awards at …

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ADNEC’s record of excellence

TTME OCT 2018 - PG -6

In 2017, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted a total of 442 regional and international events. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO, ADNEC, shares how the company takes pride in organising events that cater to the development of key economic sectors in the country. TT Bureau How do you …

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Is Dubai a ‘China-ready’ market?

TTME OCT 2018 - PG - 5

Bolstered by an attendance of 900 local dignitaries, stakeholders and Chinese partners, the two-day Dubai China Conference by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) aimed to further reinforce the emirate’s deep and continued commitment to China. TT Bureau The two-day Dubai China Conference brought together industry players …

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Reimagine travel at ITB Asia

TTME OCT 2018 - PG - 3

ITB Asia, to be held in Singapore from October 17-19 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, will focus on MiCE, technology and millennials. Katrina Leung, Managing Director, Messe Berlin (Singapore), in an interview with TravTalk , talks about all that is on offer at the show …

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All roads lead to Russia


Hosted by Euroexpo, the 24th edition of OTDYKH Leisure 2018 is set to be held from September 11-13 at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow. OTDYKH or Leisure Travel Market, Russia’s leading travel and tourism event, will once again witness a record number of participants from all over the world. Shehara Rizly …

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