Celebrating all things marine


Creek Marina will be home to the Vida Harbour Point, a 286-room upscale lifestyle hotel, similar to the harbour hotels in cities such as Singapore and Shanghai. It is scheduled to open in 2019. TT Bureau Dubai Creek Harbour has unveiled one of the world’s finest city-harbour getaways, the Creek …

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Amadeus widens portfolio

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Amadeus’ acquisition of TravelClick from Thoma Bravo for USD $1.52 bn is set to expand Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector TT Bureau As part of the acquisition, approximately 1,100 TravelClick employees are expected to join Amadeus. Amadeus and Thoma Bravo expect to close the acquisition in the fourth quarter …

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Ctrip launches first travel concept store in DXB

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Ctrip launched its first concept store at the Dubai International Airport-Terminal 3. It aims to provide 24*7 high quality customer service and in-destination products. TT Bureau As an important global hub, Dubai International Airport welcomes tourists from all over the world. The concept store is able to provide one-stop online …

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Wego partners with Airbnb


In order to provide more choices of accommodation for its Middle East clientele, Wego signed a partnership with Airbnb, thereby enabling more properties to appear on the Wego search results. TT Bureau With the addition of listings on Airbnb, travellers using the Wego metasearch apps and websites will have easier …

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Taste of Sweden in Dubai


Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe, unveiled the first Sweden Beach Palace at Sweden Island. The Group’s Chairman Josef Kleindienst showcased the property as part of the project to pioneer the freehold second home market in UAE. TT Bureau The Sweden Beach Palace will consist of nine luxurious …

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Leading by example at Alpha DMC


The passion for travel and adventure transformed into a career for Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management. Having joined as Regional Head of Sales in the MENA region in 2000, Hamadeh heads a team of committed, well-trained and creative individuals Shehara Rizly Currently heading the position of General Manager …

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RwandAir, Cozmo Travel ink deal


RwandAir has recently appointed Cozmo Travel as its Passenger General Sales Agent (GSA) for the GCC countries (Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia (Offline). Timothy Njihia, Country Manager—UAE, GCC and Pakistan, RwandAir believes that partnerships play a very important role especially for airlines entering new markets. He further reiterated that …

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Recipe for success in hospitality


Being proactive, conducting careful research and analysing factors of importance of the target market are some of the traits that hold the flag up high for Ramada Beach, Ramada Ajman and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. Expert hotelier Iftikhar Hamdani, Cluster General Manager of the three properties engages in a tête-à-tête …

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Ethiopian rides high on success


Ethiopian Airlines announced a successful fiscal year 2017-18. Gearing towards its 2025 vision, the airline opened eight new international destinations while the number of passengers carried grew by 21 per cent topping the 10 million mark for the first time in the airline’s history TT Bureau It was quite an …

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Art Marine’s cultural trip


Dubai Properties has appointed Art Marine, the region’s largest 360-degree leisure marine enterprise, as the operator of its marina at Culture Village. The 60-berth marina is located between Garhoud Bridge and Business Bay Bridge. TT Bureau The agreement mandates Art Marine, Dubai Properties’ maritime partner, to manage the entire premises, …

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