Prospective hub for art and culture


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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Czech Republic: Land of stories

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Celebrating the centenary of Czech Republic’s independence, the country’s tourism department is running various campaigns to lure tourists, especially from the Middle East. TT BUREAU A popular destination among many UAE nationals for medical tourism, Czech Tourism Authority in collaboration with VFS Global organised a roadshow campaign titled ‘Czech Republic …

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Luxury has a new address: Oberoi Al Zorah

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Flanked by pristine beaches and unique nature reserves, The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah in Ajman offers the most exquisite experience for discerning travellers from around the globe. The five-star beach resort boasts a sophisticated design caressed by the gentle sea breeze and in harmony with nature. TT BUREAU Ajman …

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Home-grown brands: Force to reckon with

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In the race up to Expo 2020, the United Arab Emirates is witnessing a surge in hotel brands – international as well as local – setting base in the region. The stand-alone, local brands are emerging as a real force to reckon with, giving tough competition to the existing hospitality …

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Cyprus all set to win UAE, GCC tourists

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Cyprus has been attracting many a tourist from the UAE and wider GCC region. These are important source markets as Cyprus offers a multitude of tourism products to accommodate all kinds of tourists, says Marinos Menelaou, Acting Director General, Cyprus Tourism Organisation. TT BUREAU Q) Do share the plans for …

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MICE experts in Turkey

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The 5th ACE of MICE Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is set to be held from February 21-23, 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center. Volkan Ataman, President, Tourism Media Group shares details with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Q) What is the focus and new features of the exhibition for 2018? During the exhibition, …

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‘Tying the knot’ in exotic milieus

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Destination weddings have not only become a trend but a very profitable contributor to the tourism sector. In the Middle East, people have been focusing on Europe and Asia for their dream wedding destination. TravTalk spoke to some of the popular outbound wedding destination providers to gauge the latest trends. …

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Expedia’s Wanderlust Summit held in Dubai


Expedia organised Wanderlust Summit in Dubai which talked about latest technology trends in travel and prepared stakeholders to anticipate the needs of travellers. TT BUREAU Over 300 delegates and partners across Expedia’s network in the Middle East attended the annual Wanderlust Summit. The Expedia Lodging Partner Services (LPS) presented the …

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Ready for data protection regulation?


The European Union will enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 25, 2018. Finn Schulz, Principal, Schulz Consulting, and an active consultant member of Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), shares insights on regulation for the travel industry in the Middle East. TT BUREAU The purpose of the General …

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