Rwanda: An oasis for ME travellers

TTME JAN 2018-PG 14

For the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2017, Rwanda Tourism Board presented their offerings to industry leaders. Few months down the line, the Consulate of Rwanda is fine-tuning the collaterals necessary to support this venture to attract more Middle East travellers to visit the destination. SHEHARA RIZLY The Middle …

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Strong ME wind beneath SQ’s wings

TTME JAN 2018-PG 12-ii

Buoyed by over four decades of operations in the Middle East, Singapore Airlines boasts strong numbers of both inbound and outbound customers. Christian Stenkewitz, General Manager Gulf, Singapore Airlines, says they are optimistic about the airlines’ growth in the region and are constantly improving their products to enhance customer experience. …

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Tune Protect your travel

TTME JAN 2018-PG 11

Over a period of two years, Tune Protect has been steadily growing its presence in the EMEIA region. Starting off in June 2015 with UAE, today Tune Protect has already established their presence in over 10 countries from Jordan, Lebanon to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India with their travel …

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Customer is the king: El Waary

TTME JAN 2018-PG 10-i

A passionate and true hotelier to the core, Nael El Waary, Cluster General Manager of Roda Hotels and Resorts in Dubai, is on a journey to steadily take Roda to a new level of training to enhance staff service quality and ensure memorable guest experiences. TT BUREAU “If you look …

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Dream Dubai comes closer to Germany

TTME JAN 2018-PG 9

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

TTME JAN 2018-PG 8-ii

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

TTME JAN 2018-PG 7-2nd story

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

TTME JAN 2018-PG 7a

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

TTME JAN 2018-PG 6-ii

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

TTME JAN 2018-PG 5

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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