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Shurooq opens new family destinations

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) announced the opening of two new parks in the Al Rahmaniyah neighbourhood in Sharjah including a female-only park. The adjoining Kshisha and Shaghrafa parks feature social, entertainment, sports, and educational facilities, and have a combined built area of 147,700 sqm.  Dedicated to families, …

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Succeeding as a female leader

The travel and leisure industry is rich with female talent, yet research shows that when it comes to leadership positions, they are still the minority; but this is set to change. According to a Middle East report by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Ministry of Tourism of the …

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UAE hotels on path to recovery

Recent hospitality industry reports and analysis published by STR and Colliers International have revealed that hotels in the UAE have put up a sterling performance, given the challenges of operating during the pandemic last year. The Hotel Summit being organised by ATM on May 18 will address and debate the …

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Dubai as a safe destination

At a recent interview, Issam Kazim, CEO, DTCM shared the many strategies undertaken by Dubai and UAE in terms of building confidence of the travellers and residents and making sure that every touch point is covered not just within the country but would also serve those countries waiting to open …

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Promoting Philippines as a diving destination

Philippine International Dive Expo (PHIDEX 2021) was conducted digitally for three days by the DOT to help support and sustain the country’s diving industry. Shehara Rizly As COVID-19 has hit the local diving industry and those who depend on it, this year’s PHIDEX, themed ‘Our Sea, Our Story,’ aimed to …

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Britain targets GCC – an important market

Britain has always been a second home for GCC travellers. Patricia Yates, Director of Strategy and Communications, Visit Britain shares her views with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly We want to tell people about the destination and encourage the buzz that people still want to come Britain, while being careful with that …

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Become a qualified expert

Swiss Travel System has launched an e-learning platform for future Swiss public transport experts. This is a unique opportunity where agents can broaden their knowledge in an entertaining way and acquire essential public transport know-how. Andreas Nef, Market Manager, Swiss Travel System for UAE shares more details. Shehara Rizly Q …

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Sharjah’s new offerings

Majid Al Futtaim has opened a variety of world-class entertainment experiences. We are thrilled to be adding to our portfolio with an all-encompassing entertainment venue which features a dynamic selection of interactive and immersive attractions for the whole family. The family entertainment category is evolving and, as a customer-centric brand, …

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Ireland meets the ME

The maiden virtual roadshow ‘Ireland meets the Middle East’ saw two days of fruitful meetings with over 350 agents from the Middle East. Aisling McDermott, Manager Middle East & Asia, Tourism Ireland We are delighted about how our first virtual roadshow went, it was a huge success and we received …

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Multiple-entry tourist visa

The new resolutions are among several initiatives approved by the cabinet during a meeting chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to position the UAE as an ideal work and tourist destination. The new remote …

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