In-the-Issue

NCL eyes the MEA region

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG - 5

With a 51-year-old history of breaking boundaries of traditional cruising, Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is now focusing on the Middle Eastern market. Nick Wilkinson, VP & MD, Norwegian Cruise Line, shares insights. TT Bureau How important is the Middle Eastern market for cruising The Middle Eastern market has experienced significant …

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Dubai to host maiden GIAS

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG - 3

Dubai will host the first Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) from January 28-29, 2019, with 500 top aviation industry officials from across the world in attendance. TT Bureau The Global Investment in Aviation Summit in Dubai is set to witness high-profile delegates from 40 countries including 20 aviation ambassadors, …

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All roads lead to Russia

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Hosted by Euroexpo, the 24th edition of OTDYKH Leisure 2018 is set to be held from September 11-13 at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow. OTDYKH or Leisure Travel Market, Russia’s leading travel and tourism event, will once again witness a record number of participants from all over the world. Shehara Rizly …

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Emaar to build largest Chinatown

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -16- - A

In a landmark development, Emaar is set to build the largest Chinatown in the UAE to expand the hospitality business of Address Hotels and Resorts in China. TT Bureau To honour Chinese expatriates in the UAE and further bolster business ties with China, Emaar will develop the Middle East’s largest …

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New Hotels

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -16- - NEW HOTELS

TravTalk brings you some of the latest and upcoming properties operational in 2018. QE2 Location : Dubai Rooms/Suites inventory : 200 Opening Date: October 2018 PCFC Hotels, part of the Dubai government’s Ports, Customs and Free Zones Corporation, has reinvented the legendary vessel as the latest must-see tourism destination. Currently, …

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ME to invest $58 bn in aviation

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 15

A report by Centre for Aviation (CAPA) estimates that the total value of 152 active aviation-related projects in the Middle East reached US$57.7 billion. Saudi Arabia accounted for the largest share of project value, followed by the UAE and Kuwait. TT Bureau According to the Centre for Aviation (CAPA), up …

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Obtain your Oman visa online

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -14 - 2ND STORY

The Sultanate of Oman, with its new e-visa system, now allows all tourists to apply for their visa online so that they can expedite the approval process of the visas. Salem Adi Al Mamari, Director General—Tourism Promotions, Oman Ministry of Tourism, shares more details with TravTalk Shehara Rizly Please brief …

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Sharjah sees boom in retail tourism

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -14 - 1ST STORY

City Centre Sharjah, developed by Majid Al Futtaim, is the latest family lifestyle and entertainment tourism destination to be refurbished and expanded with a cost of over AED 260 million. TT Bureau City Centre Sharjah has been redesigned with a skylight roof to allow for more natural light and spacious …

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Sharjah’s booming tourism sector

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG - 13

Tourism is the major contributor towards the economy of Sharjah. In 2017, hotel revenues and guest numbers increased significantly, according to the latest annual report of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). TT Bureau With the ease of visa for Chinese and Russian tourists announced last year, there …

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Heritage beckons at Al Bait Sharjah

TTME AUGUST 2018 - PG -12 -2ND STORY

General Hotel Management (GHM) is set to introduce its second resort in the Middle East – Al Bait Sharjah on September 1, 2018, marking yet another significant milestone to celebrate Arabian heritage. TT Bureau Developed in partnership with the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), Al Bait Sharjah offers an …

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