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Wego inks deal with Sharjah tourism

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Wego launched a destination co-marketing campaign in collaboration with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to boost tourism in the emirate of Sharjah. The campaign will promote authentic tourist experiences and hidden gems exclusive to the emirate. By showcasing some of Sharjah’s biggest tourist attractions through innovative online marketing …

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Louvre attracts visitors

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The Louvre opening witnessed growth from new key markets. HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Director General of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi talks about increasing tourist arrivals. TT Bureau Q) How has Abu Dhabi fared in terms of visitor numbers after the launch of Louvre? The opening of …

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Seamless health travel in Dubai

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Themed on ‘Reimagining healthcare in Dubai’, the maiden Dubai International Health Tourism Forum brought together around 1,000 experts from the health, tourism and travel arena. The event provided an ideal platform to discuss latest trends in health tourism, methodologies to ensure patient protection, and ways to enhance patient experience to …

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Dubai strengthens its association base

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Strengthening its stand as the hub of regional and international associations, Dubai organised the inaugural Dubai Association Conference with over 300 delegates, including associations and industry experts from 32 countries. TT BUREAU The two-day event was hosted by the Dubai Association Centre (DAC), a joint initiative of the Dubai Chamber …

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Sharjah Collection to preserve heritage

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Last year at the Arabian Travel Market, Shurooq unveiled the Sharjah Collection, the first local luxury hospitality brand to further strengthen the emirate’s tourist sector and reinforce its position as one of the leading destinations at local and regional levels. HE Marwan Al Serkal, CEO, Shurooq, speaks with TravTalk about …

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DTCM’s drive to attract millennials

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Premiering its first initiative to attract millennials to Dubai, the tourism arm of the emirate featured a popular song by a young Korean band for the first time at the largest choreographed fountain in the world in Emaar’s Downtown Dubai known as the Dubai Fountain. TT BUREAU Millennials, over the …

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Prospective hub for art and culture

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With the recent opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the UAE has successfully attracted the niche market of art and cultural tourism. This will be a stepping stone to ensure UAE becomes a hub for authentic Arab art and culture. TravTalk delves deeper into similar art havens in the emirates. …

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Retail therapy ups tourism

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Slim Zaine, General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, talks about retail tourism segment in light of the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival. TT BUREAU Over the years, retail tourism has always provided many opportunities to the industry. What are the key programmes which support this initiative? The shopping malls …

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Game changer behind Shurooq

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A dedicated CEO with a mission to elevate Sharjah at various international forums, His Excellency Marwan Al Serkal has always been the face of Shurooq along with his dedicated team responsible for the development of the emirate. SHEHARA RIZLY As CEO of Shurooq, Marwan Al Serkal has been instrumental in …

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