In-the-Issue

Costa marks 70 years of cruising

TTME JUNE 2018-PG-8

This year, Costa Cruises celebrates its 70th anniversary milestone with its Costa fleet ships sailing the seas all over the world. Alessandro Bottaro, Sales & Marketing Director—Mediterranean New Markets, UK, East Europe, Africa and Middle East, Costa Crociere S.p.A shares with TravTalk. TT Bureau Costa Cruises is celebrating 70 years …

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AA Al Moosa on the Palm

TTME JUNE 2018-PG-7-2ND STORY

AA Al Moosa Enterprises revealed three iconic hotel projects with an opening date of Q1 2019. TT Bureau Hilton The Palm, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa and Marriott The Palm located on the Palm Jumeirah will add 1,500 rooms and suites to the current inventory of hotel rooms in Dubai …

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Four Seasons in Fort Lauderdale

TTME JUNE 2018-PG-7-1ST STORY

Positioned along the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Fort Lauderdale, developed by Fort Partners, broke ground recently to become the newest iconic global destination for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. TT Bureau Set to offer unmatched access to a lifestyle of …

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Seal(ed) the deal at Airport Show

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The 18th edition of the Airport Show concluded recently with participants reporting signing of substantial deals worth millions and collaborations. The largest annual event-of-its-kind hosted over 350 exhibitors from 60 countries, with the largest number of dedicated pavilions ever. TT Bureau This year’s Airport Show witnessed the largest number of …

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Sofitel is largely for MiCE business

TTME JUNE 2018-PG-5

Gaze over the Arabian Gulf from Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche blended with French luxury and style. Wesam Khouran, Director of Operations of the property, speaks with TravTalk on the plans ahead. TT Bureau What is the USP of the property? The hotel’s location by the Corniche and near to the …

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15,000 attendees at ITB China

TTME JUNE 2018-PG-3

The second ITB China held in Shanghai was bigger and better with 15,000 buyers and visitors. Compared to the inaugural event in 2017, the gross exhibition space as well as the number of attendees rose by 50 per cent this year. TT Bureau Around 800 buyers marked their participation at …

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Enriching the hotel experience

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The United Arab Emirates is on a rapid growth trajectory to secure its name as the most popular business and leisure tourist destination in the world. Every emirate in the country is ensuring that they do their own part not only to develop basic infrastructure, but also to increase their …

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Mandarin opens doors for summer

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 2-PG 30 2nd story

Mandarin Bodrum has already opened with expanded facilities for guests, especially from the GCC. New villas and suites overlooking idyllic Paradise Bay will be available, and more butlers will be on hand to maintain the resort’s reputation for excellent service. TT Bureau Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum is located at a 60-hectare …

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Enjoy iconic views from Vida Za’abeel

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 2-PG 30-A

Home-grown brand Emaar Hospitality Group has expanded the portfolio of hotel projects under its upscale lifestyle hotel and serviced residences brand, Vida Hotels and Resorts, with the new Vida Za’abeel, set centrally in Zabeel, a mega-development by Emaar as a joint venture with Meraas. TT Bureau Expanding the portfolio of …

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Sharjah trains local tour guides

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 2-PG 28

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched a set of new training programmes to improve the skill and knowledge of local tour guides. TT Bureau According to the SCTDA, the training programmes are expected to keep tour guides updated about the latest developments covering Sharjah’s tourism sector. …

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