In-the-Issue

‘The House’ away from home

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 33

Etihad Airways has named Sydney and Melbourne as the next airports in the global rollout of its new lounge brand ‘The House’. Eligible customers of Etihad Airways, and those of its partner airline, Virgin Australia, travelling through Sydney can now experience ‘The House’. TT Bureau The House is the result …

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2019 date for Sentosa properties

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 32

Far East Hospitality has announced that the Village Hotel at Sentosa and the Outpost Hotel will open in Q1 2019. The Barracks Hotel is also slated to open in Q3 2019 TT Bureau Tailor-made experiences await families, business travellers, groups and couples at the new gateway and getaway in Sentosa. …

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Next-gen cruise ships from 2023

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 31

Four luxury cruise ships are set to be constructed and be ready by Spring 2023 according to a memorandum signed recently by MSC Cruises and Fincantieri with a total value of over EUR 2 billion. TT Bureau The ships, the first of which will be delivered in Spring 2023, will …

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Here’s a fully automated laundry

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 28

Moving ahead towards 2020, supplying a facility that can accommodate nearly 150,000 kg of linen a day, AA Al Moosa Enterprises in partnership with Newmatic thrives on a new venture to ensure that the hospitality industry benefits further with this initiative. TT Bureau Golden Sands has unveiled its new state-of-the-art …

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Luxury now has a new Address

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 26

Located at the famous Dubai Mall premises, Address Dubai Mall comprising 244 rooms and suites, recently opened doors with a refurbished look to attract guests from around the world. TT Bureau Emaar Hospitality Group welcomed guests to Address Dubai Mall, an exclusive city shopping retreat in The Dubai Mall. With …

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UAE celebrates Polo in style

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 25

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group, welcomed Her Highness Sheikha Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and over 400 guests at the 2nd Polo opening held at Al Habtoor Polo Resort. The annual event celebrates the tradition of polo, fashion and UAE hospitality TT Bureau The …

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Are you ready for the NDC era?

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 23

Travelport recently became the first GDS operator to manage the live booking of flights using the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC) technical standard. But what really is NDC and what are the challenges and opportunities it poses for TMCs? TT Bureau NDC is a technology standard, …

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Boost for medical tourism industry

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 21

With the capital’s vision to become the most trusted medical tourism destination by 2030, DCT Abu Dhabi recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA), to host MTA’s annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Abu Dhabi. TT Bureau The World Medical Tourism & …

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OneView to connect customers

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 20

Business in the travel and tourism industry needs extensive customer interaction and delivering services on time is the key. Better tools are required to cater to requirements of customers and a contact centre solution seems more appropriate to meet and exceed the client’s overall experience. TT Bureau Call centres have …

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Rwanda: Burst of nature

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 18

Located in East Africa, Kigali is the capital of Rwanda — a must-visit destination which recently relaxed visa norms for all nationalities around the world. The daily flights on RwandAir ensure connectivity from the UAE. TT Bureau Unique destination for exclusive visitors Remarkable Rwanda is known as “The Land of …

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