Setting pioneering ideas in travel


Having been named after one of the most popular names in the Arab world, Indian-born Jamal Abdulnazar, Chief Executive Officer, Cozmo Travel, pioneered the travel agency sector in the emirate of Sharjah. Today, the company runs a diversified travel business with a staff of 900 people and turnover of 1.2 …

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Share live experiences from Atlantis


On reaching one million fans on Facebook, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai rewarded followers with free stays as they launched the world’s first social media suite. Facebook fans were invited to book a free one night’s stay in the Atlantis Fan Suite with bookings taken every day until December 2018. TT …

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Sustainibility to drive business

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 28

Apart from the usual global stage and travel tech seminars, the special emphasis on Arabian Travel Market Student Conference is a way to ensure the sustainable tourism future of tomorrow, believes Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, Arabian Travel Market. TT Bureau Q) What will be new at ATM this year? …

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Oman Air shines bright in Dubai

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 26

Dubai is one of the most growing markets for Oman Air due to the relationship between the two countries and the borders they share in several areas. Shahzad Naqvi, Country Manager– Dubai and Northern Emirates, Oman Air shares details about how the carrier has steadily been benchmarking Dubai as an …

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Game changer in the industry

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 24

The passion for travel and an earnest desire to provide affordable travel experience to customers inspired Anil Chandirani to establish a travel management company three decades ago. From humble beginnings in Kigali, Rwanda, he is now the owner of one of the largest conglomerates spread over over 60 countries with …

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Travelport enters into content deal

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 21

A new multi-year technology and content agreement was recently signed between Travelport and Airtrade Holland BV, the Dutch leader in the field of travel technology. Under the new agreement, Airtrade will utilise Travelport’s open platform and Universal API technology to deliver its customers informed content in real-time from over 400 …

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Park Regis marks debut in Bahrain


StayWell Holdings announced the expansion of its Park Regis brand into Bahrain with the opening of the country’s first Park Regis hotel in the city of Manama. The 19-storey hotel offers 164 guest rooms, an onsite fitness centre with 24-hour gymnasium and lap pool, and state-of-the-art business facilities. TT Bureau …

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Ayla preserves traditional flavours

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 20-A

Strategically located in the lush green areas of the United Arab Emirates, Ayla Hotels & Resorts scores higher precisely due to the environs in attracting not only the GCC but the rest of the world. Mohamed Soussan, Group General Manager of the hotel group, shares details with TravTalk. TT Bureau …

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Sharjah: Where culture and heritage meet

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 16

If you are looking to soak up some culture, old-world charm and sunshine, look no further! Sharjah is the place for you. This historic old emirate, declared as the cultural capital of the Arab world by UNESCO in 1998 and endorsed as the capital of the Islamic culture in 2014, …

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SalamAir’s Dubai office opens doors

TTME MAY 2018 ATM DAY 1 - PG 15-A

SalamAir’s recent partnership with Smart Travel was celebrated in a ceremony attended by Captain Mohamed Ahmed, CEO, SalamAir. The cost is to be kept at minimal rates for travellers’ affordability. Shehara Rizly SalamAir started off operations about 14 months ago with flights to Dubai, Karachi, Salalah, Multan, Sohar, Doha, Shiraz …

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