In-the-Issue

5-stars for JA Ocean View

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Strategically located in the Dubai Marina JA Ocean View was officially recognised as a five-star beach hotel by DTCM recently. TT BUREAU The decision to move from a successful four-star to adding a well deserved fifth star, is strategic,” said David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of JA Resorts & Hotels. …

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Air Arabia stands strong

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In the third quarter, ending September 30, Air Arabia registered a net profit of AED 376 million, an increase of 27 per cent compared to the same period last year. TT BUREAU Air Arabia’s turnover for the third quarter of 2017 increased by four per cent to AED 1.16 billion, …

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Travel Tuesday connects corporates

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In a move to bring together corporates, MICE and travel trade decision makers on a single platform, Ashwin Singh, Managing Director, Plus Point Hospitality, along with support of Singapore Tourism Board and Singapore Airlines held their maiden industry networking event at Taj Dubai. TT BUREAU The event was conducted in …

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Dubai enroute to innovation

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The changing landscape of Dubai has unleased many an option for travellers who seek more than the usual hospitality at a destination. The Ain Dubai project promises to mark a new era for hospitality in the city. Dubai has definitely not finished to surprise us all and will surely remain …

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Closing 2017 on a high note

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It was a fruitful and eventful year for the travel and tourism industry in the UAE. On a steady growth plan towards Expo 2020, all the sectors have been busy expanding markets in terms of inbound and outbound reach. Industry specialists and stakeholders share their highlights of the year 2017 …

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UK remains primary market for UAE

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The UK has always been a primary market for UAE, shares Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management, with TravTalk. SHEHARA RIZLY Is the UK market picking up in terms of outbound to Dubai? There has been a major focus from the destination and its stakeholders on UK and we …

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Online, not an option anymore

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It is predicted that by the end of 2017, online revenue is expected to reach $35 billion in the Middle East. Ernesto Hernandez, Director, EMEA Online Technical Sales at Sabre Corporation, speaks to TravTalk. TT BUREAU Please explain the importance of transition from offline to online for agents. Agencies that …

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ONEVIEW serves the agility of travel industry

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With the Agile concept being globally proven and accepted across all domains, ONEVIEW has also incorporated the same into its product development and services. Also, extensive internal and external SWOT analysis is done, which has outclassed ONEVIEW from its competition by generating ideologies which take ease of use, affordability and …

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Enhancing housekeeping efficiency

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Housekeeping standards and efficiency is of utmost importance as the guest needs to be ensured of excellent service during his stay. The announcement of the General Availability (GA) of FCS Housekeeping V3.1 with new features serve to further boost housekeeping efficiency and guest satisfaction. TT BUREAU The latest version of …

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