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


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

markets and trends

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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Al Shaab Village aims for 250,000 visitors

Al Shaab Village

The only permanent exhibition centre in the UAE, Al Shaab Village, is aiming at hosting more tourists through their special platform with travel agents and tour operators to reach their target of 250,000 visitors a month. TT Bureau In the past few years Al Shaab Village has welcomed over 180,000 …

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Largest ATM ever turns ‘experiential’

Simon Press

Keeping up with the current travel trends, the Arabian Travel Market this year will focus on three key areas – experiential, halal and luxury travel and how the tourism business is responding to the demands of the digital world, reveals Senior Exhibition Director Simon Press. Shehara Rizly  Q Could you …

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Latin WTM to host 650 exhibitors

Charlie Cracknell

The 5th WTM Latin America aims to attract more than 6,000 industry executives, says Charlie Cracknell, Senior Exhibition Director, WTM Latin America, WTM Connect Asia & International Golf Travel Market. TT Bureau Q What are your expectations from the exhibition this year? WTM Latin America this year will be held …

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MICE and luxury travel to the fore


This year’s edition of MICE Arabia and Luxury Travel Congress attracted more than 60 global suppliers and over 150 buyers signaling the potential of the GGC’s MICE & luxury travel market. TT Bureau The 5th Annual MICE Arabia and Luxury Travel Congress (MALT) concluded on a strong and positive note …

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