Kingpin in African skies: Ethiopian Airlines

TTME NOV 2017_PG 14

Ethiopian Airlines has become a key player in the African aviation market. Ali Mohammed, Area ManagerGulf, Ethiopian Airlines, shares with TravTalk their plan towards achieving their Vision 2025 with an aim to earn $10 billion revenue, $1 billion profit, and expand to 120 international and 26 domestic destinations. SHEHARA RIZLY …

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British Airways soars high in ME skies

TTME NOV 2017_PG 13

Completing 85 years of successful operations in the Middle East with its first flight touching down in Sharjah in 1932, the airline has continued to increase its frequency and currently operates four daily flights from the UAE. Anjulika Dutton, Head of Sales, British Airways, shares an insight with TravTalk. TT …

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Timur Ilgaz to drive Cove Rotana RAK

TTME NOV 2017_PG 12

Armed with over three decades of experience in hospitality and having worked in countries like Turkey, Canada, Czech Republic, Kazakhastan and UAE, Timur Ilgaz, General Manager of Cove Rotana Ras Al Khaimah, is acknowledged for his excellence in managing resorts, leisure and city hotels. TravTalk celebrates his achievements. SHEHARA RIZLY …

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TRYP by Wyndham debuts in Dubai

TTME NOV 2017_PG 11

A new hotel on the block, TRYP by Wyndham, entered Dubai with the largest property in the portfolio of TRYP Hotels. With 650 rooms, the hotel aims to attract urban explorers and business travellers alike. The hotel is located in Barsha Heights, Dubai’s vibrant and connected community, which is home …

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Wyndham Garden in Q4

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Slated to open in Q4 2017, Wyndham Garden has been quite busy participating in many roadshows organised by the Ajman Tourism Development Department. TT BUREAU The four-star hotel Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche will feature rooms and suites, an executive lounge on the top floor with panoramic sea views, a seafood …

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ME Tourism to benefit at WTM London

TTME NOV 2017_PG 10

With Expo 2020 on the horizon and a successful push to diversify economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon receipts, confident travel professionals from the Middle East are heading to WTM London this November, to achieve a greater share of the multibillion dollar international market. TT BUREAU According to figures …

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Improving experiences through technology

TTME NOV 2017_PG 8

As the hospitality sector continues to come under profit pressure, it’s reassuring to see hotels investing in technology to improve service delivery, enable efficient operations and optimise guest experiences. Hospitality applications, which connect people, enable hotels to enrich their guests’ experience by providing them with access to a range of …

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Al Shaab Village strengthens its presence

TTME NOV 2017_PG 5_B

Popular as a year-round exhibition ground in Sharjah, Al Shaab Village is soon facilitating more interesting features and converting it to an indoor playground where guests can enjoy the premises with more rides aimed at wooing youngsters. TT BUREAU Al Shaab Village’s discount booklet, especially made for the travel agents, …

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WTM: A gamut of opportunities


This November, Excel London will become the focal point for leading travel, tourism and hospitality partners as they gather to network on one stage for World Travel Market (WTM) from November 6-8, 2017. It is expected that this year will be a record year with a strong contingent from the …

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Empathy Economy brings purpose

TTME NOV 2017_PG 4

Companies have to think exponentially if they want to solve big challenges for the larger community. This requires a diametric shift in their mindset towards customers and life. Empathy is the new currency for progress In recent years, there has been constant evolution in the world of consumer marketing. The …

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