Home-grown brands: Force to reckon with

TTME FEB 2018-PG 16

In the race up to Expo 2020, the United Arab Emirates is witnessing a surge in hotel brands – international as well as local – setting base in the region. The stand-alone, local brands are emerging as a real force to reckon with, giving tough competition to the existing hospitality …

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MICE experts in Turkey

TTME FEB 2018-PG 14_2ND

The 5th ACE of MICE Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is set to be held from February 21-23, 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center. Volkan Ataman, President, Tourism Media Group shares details with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Q) What is the focus and new features of the exhibition for 2018? During the exhibition, …

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Middle East to shine at WTM Latin America

TTME FEB 2018-PG 8_2ND

The sixth edition of WTM Latin America will be held between April 3-5, 2018, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil at the Expo Center Norte convention centre. Luciane Leite, Director, WTM Latin America, shares an insight into the exhibition and what one can expect while attending the event. TT …

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FITUR focus on technology

TTME JAN 2018-PG 3_ii

Ana Larrañaga, Director of FITUR speaks with TravTalk about this year’s staging of FITUR, to be held from January 17-21, 2018, at Feria de Madrid, Spain. TT BUREAU Could you give us a brief summary of the highlights of this year’s FITUR? Three working lines will be especially promoted this …

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ITE HCMC hosts 305 international buyers

TTME NOV 2017_PG 30

Vietnam is steadily growing to become a hub in the Southeast Asian region. The 13th ITE HCMC closed with a record number of exhibitors, visitors and buyer-seller meetings in 2017, bridging more international and local travel business together, further boosting the tourism potential of the Mekong sub-region. TT BUREAU The …

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SHARJAH gears up for WTM London

TTME NOV 2017_PG 20_B

WTM London draws in upwards of 50,000 participants, while generating more than $3 billion in travel industry contracts. At this grand event, Sharjah will be celebrating being named as World Book Capital for 2019. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is preparing to participate for the 15th year running …

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UAE events to draw $44bn tourism value

TTME NOV 2017_PG 19

Virtual reality concerts and matches, augmented reality apps, and immersive audio-visual will catalyse $44 billion in UAE tourism receipts by 2020, and transform the live entertainment and mega-event experience for millions of people across the Middle East and Africa. TT BUREAU  With the UAE enhancing its role as a global …

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Use innovative technology to increase ROI

TTME NOV 2017_PG 16

The 5th MICE ME Forum recently concluded in Dubai and highlighted issues pertaining to the travel industry such as thought leadership and how technology has revolutionised the events sector in the Middle East region. Some of the speakers at the event share their thoughts with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Most of …

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ME Tourism to benefit at WTM London

TTME NOV 2017_PG 10

With Expo 2020 on the horizon and a successful push to diversify economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon receipts, confident travel professionals from the Middle East are heading to WTM London this November, to achieve a greater share of the multibillion dollar international market. TT BUREAU According to figures …

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Al Shaab Village strengthens its presence

TTME NOV 2017_PG 5_B

Popular as a year-round exhibition ground in Sharjah, Al Shaab Village is soon facilitating more interesting features and converting it to an indoor playground where guests can enjoy the premises with more rides aimed at wooing youngsters. TT BUREAU Al Shaab Village’s discount booklet, especially made for the travel agents, …

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