Dream Dubai comes closer to Germany

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The first arrivals from Leipzig was welcomed at Al Maktoum Airport (DWC) by Meeting Point Emirates in an initiative to strengthen the inbound traffic from German-speaking market. DWC will be receiving 255 passengers daily for a year with the new programme between Meeting Point Emirates and FTI Germany. TT BUREAU …

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Louvre Abu Dhabi: The new cultural landmark

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After ten years of meticulous planning, the Louvre Abu Dhabi was unveiled in November with a week-long series of celebrations. With its steady promotion as a hub for art and cultural tourism, Abu Dhabi’s Louvre becomes the latest landmark to tap a niche visitor market to the emirate. SHEHARA RIZLY …

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Four Seasons in Kuwait

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With a collection of 217 guest rooms, 67 suites and five restaurants, Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya will cater to leisure and business travellers. TT BUREAU Representing Four Seasons were Four Seasons executives Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman and J. Allen Smith, President and CEO. Offering his welcome, …

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Indulge in Niyama’s azure luxury

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Going beyond conventional concepts of lavish accommodation, Niyama presents visitors with myriad opportunities to create their own experience, says Deveekaa Nijhawan, Director of PR and Communications – Niyama Private Islands Maldives. TT BUREAU Each of Niyama Private Islands’ 134 accommodations provide a secluded retreat, even at full capacity. With twin …

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Dubai sees the dawn of cruise season

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As this year’s cruise season begins, Dubai is targeting new markets from Europe and India to join in as the 9-month seasonal venture is one of the most lucrative tourism strategies, says Jamal Humaid Al Falasi, Director, Dubai Cruise Tourism, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism). SHEHARA RIZLY …

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ONEVIEW improves process for travel

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Partnering with Oneview IT solutions, Airborne Travel and Tourism launched their full-service online portal making the website — — a single point for all travel requirements. The new portal features an array of travel related services ranging from flights, hotels, tours, car rentals and insurance, to mention a few. …

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FITUR focus on technology

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Ana Larrañaga, Director of FITUR speaks with TravTalk about this year’s staging of FITUR, to be held from January 17-21, 2018, at Feria de Madrid, Spain. TT BUREAU Could you give us a brief summary of the highlights of this year’s FITUR? Three working lines will be especially promoted this …

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Retail therapy ups tourism

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Slim Zaine, General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, talks about retail tourism segment in light of the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival. TT BUREAU Over the years, retail tourism has always provided many opportunities to the industry. What are the key programmes which support this initiative? The shopping malls …

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Forget baggage woes with smart trolleys

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emaratech launched Airport Smart Trolley, Next Generation Scanner Trolley and Intelligent Baggage Handling System – to improve baggage handling efficiency and facilitate passenger movement at airports. TT BUREAU During the 15th edition of Dubai Airshow – one of the largest exhibitions showcasing the latest in military, general and commercial aviation, …

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