In-the-Issue

Wind beneath ibis Styles Jumeira’s wings

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 14-Muhammad Haider

With a career spanning over 18 years, Muhammad Haider has spent 15 years in the hospitality industry and the rest of it in the telecom sector, enterprise solution, and direct sales and facilities management. Haider has been instrumental in ensuring the overall growth of ibis Styles Jumeira, keeping it under his wings …

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Apps to ease your holiday hassle

It is that time of the year in the Middle East when you’re busy booking trips to exotic destinations and your customers are trying to pack as much in their itinerary as possible. Make sure your clients are ready for their vacation by suggesting these five Apps, designed to help …

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Your hotel room in your palm

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 13-Derek Sharp

In the first six months of 2017, FlightStats shows that over one in four major airline flights within the Middle East and Africa (130,140 out of 599,150) suffered from some form of disruption. New Travelport technology lets passengers use their mobile to instantly book hotel rooms when flights are cancelled …

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Taking Ramada to greater heights in ME

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 12-Stefan Thumiger

Newly-appointed Cluster General Manager of Ramada Plaza Jumeirah Beach and Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah, Stefan Thumiger, shares his vision for the two properties in this competitive and dynamic market to ensure a rise in the hotels’ commercial performance and a heightened guest experience. Having been in the hospitality industry …

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Best Western strings Pearls together

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 11-Ravi K Nair

Just a 10-minute drive from the airport, the four-star Best Western Plus Pearl Creek, managed by Pearl Hotels, is the new hotel on the block with 202 rooms, offering a variety of rooms catering to both leisure and business travellers. Being a part of an international chain of hotels, Best …

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Roda reimagines Arabian hospitality

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 10-Louay Sarrage

The Roda Hotels and Resorts is poised to become the region’s most prominent home-grown hospitality brand owing to its efforts to promote contemporary Arabian hospitality, reveals Louay Sarrage, Corporate Vice President for Strategy and Development, Roda Hotels and Resorts. In operation since 2014, Roda Hotels and Resorts has espoused the …

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Experience the extraordinary

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 9-Pulse Hotels and Resorts

Pulse Hotels and Resorts, a new entrant in the hospitality industry, offers a range of innovative and contemporary hotels and resorts for discerning travellers keen on exceptional experiences. Established in 2015 by Deep Blue Private Limited, the Pulse Hotels & Resorts specialises in tourist resorts and related businesses in the …

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MICE Middle East forum is back

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 7-Bulat Mirgarifanov

Covering everything, from event design and sponsorships to social media, technology and more, the fifth annual MICE Middle East Forum 2017 is set to take place on August 23. Organised by Pinnacle Middle East, the event connects leaders from over 300 organisations from the region. Bulat Mirgarifanov, Marketing Manager, Pinnacle …

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Phuket: 300th for Turkish Airlines

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 6-Turkish Airlines

The global carrier launched its direct, four weekly flights from Istanbul to one of the most prominent tourist destinations, Phuket, from July 17, 2017. The inaugural Turkish Airlines’ flight from Istanbul landed at 8.55 am at the Phuket International Airport (HKT) and was welcomed by a customary water cannon salute. …

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Emirates’ new lounge at Boston

TTME AUG 2017-PAGE 6-Mohammed H Mattar

Emirates opened its 41st lounge at Boston Logan International Airport, in a bid to extend its global network of dedicated airport lounges. It is aimed at providing premium flyers with a seamless and enjoyable journey from start to finish. The Emirates Lounge, which marked a soft opening in April 2017, …

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