Home-grown brands: Force to reckon with

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In the race up to Expo 2020, the United Arab Emirates is witnessing a surge in hotel brands – international as well as local – setting base in the region. The stand-alone, local brands are emerging as a real force to reckon with, giving tough competition to the existing hospitality …

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Cyprus all set to win UAE, GCC tourists

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Cyprus has been attracting many a tourist from the UAE and wider GCC region. These are important source markets as Cyprus offers a multitude of tourism products to accommodate all kinds of tourists, says Marinos Menelaou, Acting Director General, Cyprus Tourism Organisation. TT BUREAU Q) Do share the plans for …

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MICE experts in Turkey

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The 5th ACE of MICE Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is set to be held from February 21-23, 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center. Volkan Ataman, President, Tourism Media Group shares details with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Q) What is the focus and new features of the exhibition for 2018? During the exhibition, …

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‘Tying the knot’ in exotic milieus

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Destination weddings have not only become a trend but a very profitable contributor to the tourism sector. In the Middle East, people have been focusing on Europe and Asia for their dream wedding destination. TravTalk spoke to some of the popular outbound wedding destination providers to gauge the latest trends. …

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Expedia’s Wanderlust Summit held in Dubai


Expedia organised Wanderlust Summit in Dubai which talked about latest technology trends in travel and prepared stakeholders to anticipate the needs of travellers. TT BUREAU Over 300 delegates and partners across Expedia’s network in the Middle East attended the annual Wanderlust Summit. The Expedia Lodging Partner Services (LPS) presented the …

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Ready for data protection regulation?


The European Union will enforce the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 25, 2018. Finn Schulz, Principal, Schulz Consulting, and an active consultant member of Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), shares insights on regulation for the travel industry in the Middle East. TT BUREAU The purpose of the General …

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Rose Park, Al Barsha: Redefining luxury

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The 168-room luxury four-star property, Rose Park Hotel in Al Barsha is the latest addition to the portfolio managed by Rose International Hotels. TravTalk speaks with Thameem Razick, Director of Sales & Marketing, Rose Hotels and Hotel Apartments, about their various offerings. TT BUREAU Q) What is the USP of …

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An ideal business and leisure abode

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Located in the heart of the city, the 242-room M Hotel Downtown by Millennium is one of the most distinctive properties that exhibits modern elegance and contemporary design in a perfect mix for both business and leisure travellers. TT BUREAU M Hotel Downtown by Millennium is a modern upscale property …

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Turkish soars high in European skies

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Achieving a net profit of $939 million in Q3, 2017, the highest in the airline’s history, Turkish Airlines is on its way to become the paramount leader in the European sky. TT BUREAU Turkish Airlines has become one of the most resilient and dominant airlines in the European sector connecting …

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Middle East to shine at WTM Latin America

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The sixth edition of WTM Latin America will be held between April 3-5, 2018, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil at the Expo Center Norte convention centre. Luciane Leite, Director, WTM Latin America, shares an insight into the exhibition and what one can expect while attending the event. TT …

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