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Al Tayyar Travel & Amadeus ink deal

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Amadeus Saudi Arabia and Al Tayyar Group extended their partnership in order to strengthen the Middle East network platform. The extended deal significantly boosts the strategic co-operation between the two parties and reaffirms Al Tayyar Travel Group’s commitment to expand their online business. To achieve this, Al Tayyar Travel Group …

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Gearing up for Legacy 2020

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The first mega event to be hosted in the region, Expo 2020, will lay the foundations for diversified and sustainable tourism through a series of initiatives designed to support UAE’s plans for a knowledge-based economy Marjan Faraidooni, SVP, Legacy Developments & Impact, Expo 2020 Dubai We planned the Expo with two …

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A promising start for Somewhere

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Somewhere Barsha Heights, located strategically near the business district in Dubai and close to the metro station, has completed one successful year of operation. Abdullatif Kabbara, General Manager, Somewhere Hotels, tells TravTalk about the hotel’s plans and future course of action. Q What are the latest plans of Somewhere hotel …

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Experiential tourism: Need of the hour

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Expert speakers at AHIC identify a gap in Dubai’s hospitality sector for experiential accommodation and entertainment. Gurdish Bassi Economist at GRMC Advisory Consulting The total tourist spend in Dubai is expected to reach AED144 billion by 2021, compared to AED113 billion in 2016, and the largest spending increase would be …

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Midscale outperforms upscale

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The economy and mid-market hotel segments have been identified as a significant opportunity for hotel owners and operators alike at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference held in Dubai from April 25-27, 2017.   Jonathan Worsley Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR and Co-Founder of AHIC The mid-market has been discussed …

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Remarkable Rao from Incredible India

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I.R.V Rao, Assistant Director of India Tourism for West Asia and Africa, has provided dedicated 29 years of service to the Indian Government, bringing him great responsibilities with power and position. He has been a pillar of strength for his government in the region ensuring strong bilateral ties between the …

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Middle East says: Ready, steady, ‘Wego’

Mamoun Hmedan Wego MD MENA and India

Wego’s Accelerated Mobile Page (AMP), combined with Progressive Web App (PWA), is set to become the fastest loading mobile travel site in the world. Mamoun Hmedan, MD, Wego Middle East, North Africa and India, shares insights into the radical evolution of the region’s ‘mobile first’ travel market. Q Please share …

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Los Angeles rolls out red carpet for ME

Francine Sheridan May 17

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board states that there was a 2.3 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors from the Middle East in 2016, compared to 2015. The destination has registered an increase of 6.3 per cent in new visitor spend, reveals its Regional Director–Europe and Middle East, Francine Sheridan …

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CharterClick your next cruise!

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Since its inception last December, Dubai-based CharterClick has never looked back and now has 34 boats onboard. Continuing with the expansion, it is now spreading the business beyond the emirates. TT BUREAU The main feature of CharterClick is that it works in real time, which means booking can be done …

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