In-the-Issue

New high-end destinations for GCC

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A special round-table discussion was held recently with Saleh Said, Managing Director, Pennyroyal Gibraltar, which is a master developers of five-star property Blue Amber Zanzibar, Tanzania, offering premium hospitality with leisure facilities along with private residences. Q Please share more details about the project. Blue Amber Zanzibar is the largest …

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Plan your weekend at Fujairah

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Fujairah is an emirate situated on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. Nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, this picturesque town is the perfect holiday destination due to its location overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean. F ujairah has become a popular …

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ME gains prominence at ITB China

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The second edition of ITB China will open doors from May 16-18, 2018 in Shanghai. With 31 new exhibitors from the Middle East participating in this networking event, David Axiotis, General Manager, ITB China talks about how the fair is soon becoming a lucrative source market. shares with TravTalk. Shehara …

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Be assured of travel adventures

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Today’s travellers engage in adventures ranging from mountaineering, hiking, golfing or even shopping. Arijit Munshi, General Manager, Tune Protect, EMEIA, talks about a specialised service or coverage which these activities may require, otherwise not included in a traditional travel policy. Q Do travellers need a specific travel insurance for a …

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Marriott expands portfolio in EMEA

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Marriott International has ambitious growth plans for its Middle East and Africa region following signings for more than 30 properties and over 5,000 rooms in the last 12 months. In the next five years, the company plans to increase portfolio in the region by 50 per cent and debut additional …

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New markets take centrestage at ATM

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The Arabian Travel Market, the much-anticipated event of the year in the Middle East, once again brings together the world on one stage with myriad opportunities on offer for its clientele. Professionals in the industry share their insights for this year’s show with . TT Bureau Iftikhar Hamdani Cluster General …

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African market on Dubai’s radar

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Considered as one of the most efficient chambers in the world, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry stands out from the rest and contributes towards the emirate’s economic growth and diversification. Its recent venture to the African market is a continuation of its success story. TT Bureau The Dubai Chamber …

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Now, secure a career in travel

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Research shows that tourism employment in the UAE is expected to grow to 394,000 by 2026 and 781,000 by 2027 in Saudi Arabia. At Arabian Travel Market, the maiden student conference titled ‘Career in travel’ will be hosted as part of its special events lined up for the exhibition. TT …

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Shurooq for bespoke visitors at ATM

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Arabian Travel Market is the most exclusive networking platform in the Middle East. Sharjah’s investment arm, Shurooq participates every year to display its myriad offerings targeting the niche clientele. HE Marwan Al Serkal, CEO, Shurooq, talks about their plans with TRAVTALK. TT Bureau Q How important is ATM for Shurooq? …

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Setting eyes on new travel trends

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With a focus on the growing travel, tourism and hospitality trends in the region, attendees at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) share their insights on emerging market movements, and how well it will benefit the trade in the region as it heads for Expo 2020. SHEHARA RIZLY Abdulla Al Dah …

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