EXHIBITIONS

MICE Middle East forum is back

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 7-Bulat Mirgarifanov

Covering everything, from event design and sponsorships to social media, technology and more, the fifth annual MICE Middle East Forum 2017 is set to take place on August 23. Organised by Pinnacle Middle East, the event connects leaders from over 300 organisations from the region. Bulat Mirgarifanov, Marketing Manager, Pinnacle …

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Dubai Way is the right way

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 3-Essa Bin Hadher

Launched by Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Way is especially for the government and private sector staff who deal with tourists on a daily basis. Essa Bin Hadher, General Manager, Dubai College of Tourism, explains that this bespoke online training programme is designed for Dubai’s consumer-facing tourism and hospitality professionals. …

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Dubai takes MICE world by storm

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As per the latest International Meetings Statistics Report by Union of International Associations, Dubai has moved up to the 10th spot from its previous rank 14 in the 2015 edition, with a total of 180 meetings taking place in 2016. TravTalk finds out from industry experts what it takes to …

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Maya’s grandeur triumphs in the ME

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In a bid to recognise the hard work of tourism stalwarts and encourage new talents in the industry in the Middle East, Durga Das Publications organised the first Arabian Travel Awards on July 4, 2017. The dazzling night of glitz and glamour took place at the JW Marriott Deira in …

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Unstable oil prices: Boon or bane?

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Aviation industry leaders highlight key challenges and opportunities for aviation industry during the 5th Global Airport Leaders Forum at the Airport Show in Dubai WTC. Organised by CAPA—Centre for Aviation and hosted by Reed Exhibitions, the 5th Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) was recently held at Dubai World Trade Centre …

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BBTF: Blurs boundaries, expands trade

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The fourth annual Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) recently hosted 174 sellers from Indonesia, including tour operators, hotel chains and resorts as well as provincial tourism offices, representing the country’s tourism and hospitality industry along with 264 buyers from 54 other countries. Bali and Beyond Travel Fair (BBTF) was …

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Gearing up for Legacy 2020

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The first mega event to be hosted in the region, Expo 2020, will lay the foundations for diversified and sustainable tourism through a series of initiatives designed to support UAE’s plans for a knowledge-based economy Marjan Faraidooni, SVP, Legacy Developments & Impact, Expo 2020 Dubai We planned the Expo with two …

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Experiential tourism: Need of the hour

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Expert speakers at AHIC identify a gap in Dubai’s hospitality sector for experiential accommodation and entertainment. Gurdish Bassi Economist at GRMC Advisory Consulting The total tourist spend in Dubai is expected to reach AED144 billion by 2021, compared to AED113 billion in 2016, and the largest spending increase would be …

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ITB China debuts in Shanghai

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At the first ITB China, some 600 exhibiting companies from nearly 70 countries met with over 10,000 attendees and buyers from May 10-12, 2017. TT BUREAU A total of 2,700 attendees took part in the lectures, discussions and keynotes, given by 70 industry speakers at ITB China. The keynotes proved …

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Tapping new markets and trends

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Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals share their expectations from this year’s Arabian Travel Market as they venture into new areas seeking opportunities to enhance and expose their products on offer to the world on this stage. Shehara Rizly “We will be showing our leadership in mobile and the ways Travelport …

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