In-the-Issue

Revenue drivers in hospitality

TTME FEB 2019 - COVER STORY 2nd story

Key hoteliers in the UAE’s hospitality sector speak on three specific drivers, standards required and technology which optimises revenue. Shehara Rizly James Britchford, Vice President Commercial— India Middle East and Africa, IHG Some of the key revenue drivers in the hospitality industry are pricing, direct bookings, loyalty programmes and systems …

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Dubai propels tourism growth

TTME FEB 2019 - COVER STORY 1st story

Dubai Tourism exempts 2,000+ travel agencies from furnishing bank guarantees, injecting a quarter billion dirhams liquidity into its economy. TT Bureau Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has initiated efforts to release approximately AED 250 million in bank guarantees that have been furnished by tourism-related service providers, …

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Chic ‘hometel’ in Downtown Dubai

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Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai, the perfect ‘Hometel’ experience in the business precinct of Downtown Dubai, is the most sought-after brand of Movenpick’s plush hotel apartments. TT Bureau Catering to both leisure and business segments, this new Movenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai has become the talk of the town with …

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Millennium Atria now in Business Bay

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The latest development to be introduced in the Business Bay area is the new 30-storey Millennium Atria Business Bay hotel apartment tower. TT Bureau Slated to open by February 2019, Millennium Atria Business Bay with 336 units consists of studio; one, two and three-bedroom penthouses, and three-bedroom duplex in five-star …

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Head to Al-Ula this winter

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The archeological jewel of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Al-Ula will play host to a special season of events and festivities over the next few weeks. Winter at Tantora festival will be the first-of-its-kind to be held in this UNESCO World Heritage site. TT Bureau Al-Ula, which lies in the …

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Millennial brings Pluto closer

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Having joined the family-owned travel business 11 years ago, Sapna Aidasani, Manager—PR & Marketing, Pluto Travels, has elevated her company to a next generation of personalisation. Over the past years, she has carved a niche for herself as well as the company that places it on an entirely different pedestal …

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Pullmantur marks debut in Dubai

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Reaffirming Dubai’s position as the cruise hub of the region, Dubai Tourism alongside its public and private sector partners, welcomed ‘Horizon’ into Dubai, marking the debut of Pullmantur in the region. TT Bureau At 208 meters long and weighing 46,811 gross tonnes, ‘Horizon’ is the first Spanish cruise line to …

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Sharjah forays into new markets in 2019

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His Excellency Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), shares some of the new markets in focus for 2019 whilst promoting the many interesting travel hotspots. Shehara Rizly Could you share some of the international events where Sharjah will participate in during this year? This …

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Celebrate winter at Al Noor Island & Al Majaz Waterfront

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Al Noor Island, one of Sharjah’s prominent destinations is rolling out new and revamped education packages, which combines nature, art, and entertainment by introducing five unique experiences. Visitors will be able to learn about butterflies, plants, trees, birds, photography and even practise yoga and learn more about sky objects. In …

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$3.9bn hotel deals by 2023: SHIC

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Set to be held at Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter from January 22-23, 2019, the second edition of Saudi Arabia Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) will provide a forum for more than 300 hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to discuss the growth of the hospitality industry in the Kingdom. TT Bureau …

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