Pioneer in bespoke travel

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 11

Starting off in Singapore in 2009, branching to Hong Kong by 2011 and reaching Dubai by 2014, Lightfoot Travel has been gradually conquering the luxury travel sector. Simon Cameron, Founder & Managing Director—Middle East, Lightfoot Travel, shares plans ahead to grow in the ME, the UK and Asia. Could you …

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Is your baggage assured?

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 7

Today, although travelling from one destination to another has become convenient, PNJ Kumar, Chief Executive Officer, Caesars Travel Group and Arijit Munshi, General Manager, Tune Protect-EMEIA, deliberate over how travelling along with an assurance plan makes it a bespoke experience. Why did Tune Protect come up with an Electronic Travel Assurance product? Kumar: While …

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Link ME offers hospitality solutions


Link ME, a Dubai-based hospitality and tourism advisory specialist, marked its entry into Asia with the signing of a joint-venture agreement with Mandirijaya Bumi Sejahtera, a subsidiary of Indonesian real estate developer Paramount Enterprise International. TT Bureau The partnership agreement was signed in Jakarta, resulting in the formation of a …

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Be assured of travel adventures


Today’s travellers engage in adventures ranging from mountaineering, hiking, golfing or even shopping. Arijit Munshi, General Manager, Tune Protect, EMEIA, talks about a specialised service or coverage which these activities may require, otherwise not included in a traditional travel policy. Q Do travellers need a specific travel insurance for a …

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Setting pioneering ideas in travel


Having been named after one of the most popular names in the Arab world, Indian-born Jamal Abdulnazar, Chief Executive Officer, Cozmo Travel, pioneered the travel agency sector in the emirate of Sharjah. Today, the company runs a diversified travel business with a staff of 900 people and turnover of 1.2 …

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Game changer in the industry

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 24

The passion for travel and an earnest desire to provide affordable travel experience to customers inspired Anil Chandirani to establish a travel management company three decades ago. From humble beginnings in Kigali, Rwanda, he is now the owner of one of the largest conglomerates spread over over 60 countries with …

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NDC Level 3 for Zeeyarah

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 12_2ND STORY becomes the first online travel agency and B2B reseller in the MENA region to receive the highest level of IATA NDC certification on PADIS Publication 16.2 Schema. TT Bureau The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded New Distribution Capability (NDC) Level 3 certification to, managed by Superior …

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Seamless booking process

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 12

With presence in five continents, and offices in nearly 100 countries, Gaurav Bhatnagar, Managing Director, TBO Holidays, shares how the company grew from ME to become a truly global brand. TT Bureau Q) Please share the launch of TBO Air at ATM. With nearly $1 billion in air ticketing turnover, …

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Nasir Khan heads above the rest

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 10

With a career spanning over 30 years, with nearly 20 having been spent in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nasir Jamal Khan, CEO, Al Naboodah Travel and Tourism has been recognised as one of the most influential travel and tourism industry players in the region due to his vast knowledge …

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Seamless cargo movement


dnata has entered into a contract with IBS Software to implement the iCargo terminal operation suite across all its stations. TT Bureau dnata is the first ground handler to launch a global roll-out of iCargo and have all its operations on one united platform using unified processes. Expected to be …

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