Driving tourist traffic to Indonesia


Promoting a beautiful destination like Indonesia, is a lady driven by her passion to make tourism in the country soar to greater heights. Nia Niscaya, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Indonesia, talks about her new role and the journey of the new administration, which is trying its best to ensure that …

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Savour a slice of ‘Culinary Germany’ in UAE


Since January 2017, the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) is represented through the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Business Bay. Sigrid de Mazieres, Director– Gulf countries, GNTO tells TravTalk about the great synergies they are leveraging on in the Emirates. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) What are …

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Cyprus all set to win UAE, GCC tourists

TTME FEB 2018-PG 15

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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Capturing the West African MICE market

TTME FEB 2018-PG 7

Known for its rich history and culture, Ghana is on a mission to position itself as West Africa’s favourite MICE destination. Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, Member of Parliament, and Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Government of Ghana, shares with TravTalk the efforts taken to increase inbound tourism. TT BUREAU …

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ME’s outbound connection with Canada

TTME FEB 2018-PG 6

In its efforts to position Canada among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world by 2025, H.E. Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in the UAE, reveals that tourists from the Emirates will play a major role in achieving this feat. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) How important is the UAE …

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Rwanda: An oasis for ME travellers

TTME JAN 2018-PG 14

For the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2017, Rwanda Tourism Board presented their offerings to industry leaders. Few months down the line, the Consulate of Rwanda is fine-tuning the collaterals necessary to support this venture to attract more Middle East travellers to visit the destination. SHEHARA RIZLY The Middle …

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South Africa targets Middle East market

TTME OCT 2017-PG 15-Sadiq Dindar

The South African Tourism Board has not only invested in new strategies but also appointed a dedicated and resourceful professional to spearhead the team in the right direction. Sadiq Dindar, Marketing & Promotions Manager for Middle East, shares the strategies to lure clientele from the region. TT BUREAU What plans …

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Singapore weaves Silk Route to ME

TTME JULY 2017_PG 19-Singapore weaves Silk Route to ME

To establish a strong relationship with the Middle East through tourism, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) concluded yet another roadshow in five prominent cities of the region. Singapore’s travel industry professionals met and discussed how to make the country a compelling leisure and MICE destination. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently …

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Los Angeles rolls out red carpet for ME

Francine Sheridan May 17

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board states that there was a 2.3 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors from the Middle East in 2016, compared to 2015. The destination has registered an increase of 6.3 per cent in new visitor spend, reveals its Regional Director–Europe and Middle East, Francine Sheridan …

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Sharjah triumphs, steps up presence @ITB Berlin 2017


Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority headed a tourism delegation to Germany for ITB Berlin 2017, from March 8-12, as part of the emirate’s strategy to continue building its reputation globally as a family destination offering a diverse tourism portfolio with its unparalleled experiences in culture and heritage. TT Bureau …

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