In-the-Issue

Musafir on growth trajectory with Amadeus

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Musafir.com has signed another agreement with Amadeus to amplify its e-commerce offerings. This agreement provides the company with industry-leading business intelligence technologies and access to global travel content through the Amadeus system for making booking easier and faster for them. Musafir.com, a UAE-based travel website, has signed a new regional …

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The swift and steady rise of Oman Air

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Oman Air has been steadily growing its capacity and enhancing its services over the past few years. Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Executive Officer, Oman Air, shares with TravTalk the current market trends, the challenges that the airline faces and its plans for the year ahead. Q How has Oman Air fared …

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Technology transforming travel

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As travellers evolve into explorers with the help of technology, the holidaymakers too need a metamorphosis so that they are still sought by these new-age tourists. Hence, it’s work time for tech experts as hoteliers are looking towards complete automation and innovation in their services. Over the years, we have …

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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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