Agents

Travel Tuesday connects corporates

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In a move to bring together corporates, MICE and travel trade decision makers on a single platform, Ashwin Singh, Managing Director, Plus Point Hospitality, along with support of Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines held their maiden industry networking event at Taj Dubai. TT BUREAU The event was conducted in …

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Closing 2017 on a high note

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It was a fruitful and eventful year for the travel and tourism industry in the UAE. On a steady growth plan towards Expo 2020, all the sectors have been busy expanding markets in terms of inbound and outbound reach. Industry specialists and stakeholders share their highlights of the year 2017 …

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UK remains primary market for UAE

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The UK has always been a primary market for UAE, shares Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management, with TravTalk. SHEHARA RIZLY Is the UK market picking up in terms of outbound to Dubai? There has been a major focus from the destination and its stakeholders on UK and we …

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Russian trade comes calling to Dubai

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Dubai’s leading Russian tour operator, Natalie Tours organised its 12th annual congress with over 200 CEOs and owners of Russian travel agencies, who have shown the best sales performance in the UAE during the past year, in attendance. SHEHARA RIZLY Natalie Tours’ annual congress was partnered by its UAE arm, …

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Uganda entices Dubai travel trade

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Recognising Uganda’s influence on the global market, Satguru Travel organised a Uganda Convention in Dubai from October 7-9, 2017, at Hyatt Regency Deira Dubai, to highlight the country’s strength and contributions to the Middle Eastern audience. TT BUREAU Uganda Convention Dubai 2017 was hosted in collaboration with hotel partners–Hyatt Regency …

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Wego upbeat about Dubai HQ

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Wego’s recent partnerships and new innovative travel technology tools serve travellers around the globe. Mamoun Hmedan, Managing Director, Wego Middle East, North Africa and India enlists their plans. Q Why did Wego chose Dubai as its second headquarter? Wego was founded in Singapore but is now dual-headquartered in Dubai and …

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Travelport empowers Lebanese agency

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In order to strengthen its presence in the Middle East, Lebanon-based First Diana Travel recently partnered with Arabian Travel Award winner Travelport to access its unrivalled choice of travel content. By connecting to the Travelport platform, First Diana Travel now benefits from intelligent, fast, and accurate searching and booking to …

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An impressive growth story

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Leading global travel management company Satguru Travel is driven by the sole aim of offering the best travel experience to their customers. Established in 1989 in Kigali, Rwanda, Satguru Travel has its presence in 58 countries across the world. Customers using the services of Satguru Travels have access to the …

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Evolving role of the travel agent

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In this time of growing popularity of OTAs and online booking mediums, a travel agent still holds ground owing to their efficient task management and personal touch to make sure travellers have a hassle-free experience. The travel business, like any other, has witnessed drastic changes over the years, thanks to …

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Abu Dhabi to host OTB ’17

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This September, high-end UAE outbound travel agents and buyers will come together at the InterContinental Hotel Abu Dhabi for Outbound Travel Bazaar (OTB). The number of outbound trips from the UAE increased by 5 per cent to 3.5 million last year, with those travellers spending Dh71 billion, up 10 per …

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