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Youth steering travel’s tomorrow

As the New Year begins, travel, tourism and hospitality sectors will be venturing into a whole new world. Sustainability, cultural experiences, investment in the industry of travel, tourism and hospitality within the Middle East region with UAE and KSA taking a leap will be a year to look forward to. …

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Kanoo expands reach with new tie-up

Kanoo Travel announces its association with Travel Leaders, a division of Internova Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel service companies. The strategic alliance amplifies Kanoo Travel’s international reach, leveraging its deep domain expertise to ensure continued premium service to its clientele and paving the way for future expansion …

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‘The Travel File’ evolves

‘The File’ stores traveller information to understand requirements of the travellers. However, after the pandemic, this information has undergone a drastic change. The travel trade shares insights. Asim Arshad, Group CEO, Orient Travel and Tourism Agency The traveller file is important for TMCs and Travel Agencies, this document becomes the …

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Women-led hotels tempt female travellers

Looking into a research that shows 87 per cent of woman travellers would give preference to a woman-led hotel and almost 50 per cent of them would pay more, travel metasearch website WayAway for the first time has launched a new category on its maps and listings called ‘woman traveller …

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Tourism to create 3.6mn jobs in 10 yrs

Sustainable tourism has been gaining significant traction across the globe. Various destinations demonstrate notable advancements in adopting sustainable approaches, balancing economic growth alongside environmental and social obligations. This evolution in travel aims to balance present needs while safeguarding the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Initiatives such …

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Higher interest rates pinch ME travel

With the global interest rates hitting historical highs – currently pegged at 5.4 per cent in the United Arab Emirates and similar in other countries around the world – and economists anticipating further increases in the coming months, many travel businesses in the Middle East are finding it harder to …

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Pep up your business through gifting

Gifting has become the essence of Middle East travellers and corporates and personalizing them is a trait used to ensure that there is a recognition for their brand presence and creates brand awareness among their clientele. RR Solution has established themselves as one of the most unique and out of …

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‘Buy, not build’ mantra for growth

While the rising interest rates and uncertain economic outlook raise concerns, investment banker Morgann Lesne from Cambon Partners says it could be the one-off opportunity for ‘brave’ buyers of travel companies, as prices now represent better value than anytime in the recent memory. ‘Buy, not build’ strategy could be the …

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‘Kanoo Travel More’ offers superior travel

Kanoo Travel’s ‘Kanoo Travel More’ is an extension of its service offerings, introducing clients to superior travel experiences. By joining forces with G Travel International, the first IATA member agency in the GCC aims to ‘unlock an exceptional potential’ to serve customers with unique opportunities for travel suited to their …

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Engaging Gen Z to revitalize travel

After oil and gas sector, travel and tourism sector continues to serve as a key revenue generator for the GCC nations. Talking to TRAVTALK, Rasha El Ghoussaini, Head of Industry – Travel, Luxury and Tech in MENA at Snap Inc., highlights the significance of the emerging sector, and how platforms …

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