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Where are travellers going?

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Whilst London and Europe remain popular, there is a need for the Middle Eastern traveller to explore emerging destinations. Trav Talk gathered information about new vacation spots for this year and key points on requirements by locals and expats to drive to these sites. Shehara Rizly  Zeljka Radak Kukavičić, Managing …

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Meraas launches ‘Hala China’

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The new initiative aims to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. Launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments, Hala China aims to organise events and create tourism packages. TT Bureau ‘Hala China’ is set to complement Dubai’s rich calendar of …

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SCTDA lauded as visitors throng to Sharjah hotels

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Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed at ATM 2018, that Sharjah hotels recorded an occupancy growth rate of 70% in 2017 following the government’s tourism campaigns and initiatives. TT Bureau The occupancy rate of Sharjah hotels attained 70 per cent last year, indicating an exponentially rising number of …

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Sri Lanka tourism focuses on ME

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In 2017, Sri Lanka received a total of 107,635 tourists from the Middle East region with 6.5 per cent growth with UAE as one of the fastest growing tourism market from the region. Currently, there are 70 direct flight services a week connecting UAE to Sri Lanka. TT Bureau A …

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Wego inks deal with Sharjah tourism

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Wego launched a destination co-marketing campaign in collaboration with Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) to boost tourism in the emirate of Sharjah. The campaign will promote authentic tourist experiences and hidden gems exclusive to the emirate. By showcasing some of Sharjah’s biggest tourist attractions through innovative online marketing …

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Growth in global travel insurance

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With advanced digital technologies flying into every possible work sphere, a disruption in the way people search, plan and buy air travel is imminent. Sonali Brahma The poster boy for travel innovation, today, is the New Distribution Capability (NDC) programme that IATA is leading. According to the trade association representing …

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Dubai Parks partners with DXB

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DXB Entertainments and Dubai Airports announced a partnership to create an unparalleled airport experience while showcasing Dubai’s position as the ultimate destination. TT Bureau The partnership between DXB Entertainments and Dubai Airports will showcase the latter’s efforts to make Dubai International (DXB) a destination in its own while promoting the …

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Human touch is the real element

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A passionate professional and a hotelier hailing from a family that’s steeped in the hospitality industry, Sherif Madkour spearheads Media Rotana as the General Manager in providing a new strategy in leadership to ensure effective management. SHEHARA RIZLY An Egyptian national with a degree from Helwan University’s Faculty of Tourism …

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Rewarding biz travellers

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Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, Divisional Senior VP— Commercial Operations, Emirates speaks about the revamped Business Rewards programme. TT Bureau Can you brief about the Emirates Business Rewards programme? Emirates Business Rewards is our corporate loyalty programme which is open to organisations of all sizes around the world. The organisation earn …

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Turkish soars high in ME

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Turkish Airlines reveals Q1 traffic results and sheds light on the most recent aviation trends. The number of passengers who travelled from the Middle East increased by 22 per cent in Q1 2018. TT Bureau The Turkish aviation and tourism is predicted to be catapulted to a new league with …

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