In-the-Issue

IndiGo now flies to Sharjah

IndiGo

IndiGo, the Indian low-cost airline, has commenced flights to Sharjah making it the sixth international destination in their route plan. TT Bureau Effective March 20, IndiGo has started its new daily non-stop flights between Sharjah-Kozhikode-Sharjah and a second daily flight to operate non-stop between Sharjah-Thiruvananthapuram-Sharjah effective April 8, 2017. Currently …

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Sharjah triumphs, steps up presence @ITB Berlin 2017

Sharjah

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority headed a tourism delegation to Germany for ITB Berlin 2017, from March 8-12, as part of the emirate’s strategy to continue building its reputation globally as a family destination offering a diverse tourism portfolio with its unparalleled experiences in culture and heritage. TT Bureau …

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Turkish adds 2 Russian cities

Turkish airlines

Turkish Airlines will now fly to Voronezh and Samara in Russia. The move is to attract more tourists from one of the airlines’ most important source markets. TT Bureau Currently operating to Moscow, St.Petersburg, Sochi, Rostov, Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Ufa, Astrakhan, Novosibirsk and Stavropol. Turkish Airlines plans to further increase capacity …

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Ethiopian commands African skies

Ali Mohammed

Ethiopian Airlines is on a rapid growth trajectory with a very clear vision towards 2025 — to add 120 international and 26 domestic destinations with a revenue of over $10 billion. Ali Mohammed, Area Manager – Gulf, Ethiopian Airlines, speaks to TravTalk. TT Bureau Q Give us an overview of …

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Travelport gets IATA NDC certification

Travelport

Travelport has been granted ‘Aggregator Level One’ certification and ‘IT Provider Level Two’ status by IATA as part of its New Distribution Capability programme. TT Bureau Travelport has also achieved the NDC-capable ‘IT Provider’ Level Two status, making it only the second organisation — and first GDS ever — to …

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Travel platform for KSA’s Vision 2030

Matthew Powell

Saudi Arabia is rapidly becoming one of the most important source markets for various industry players in keeping with the 2030 vision of the kingdom in the travel sector. Travelport is currently supporting the Saudi Arabian travel industry players through technology and travel commerce platform, reveals Matthew Powell, Director – …

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Maximising online hotel solutions

Ali Kansou

eRevMax works closely with over 9000 hotels worldwide to increase revenue opportunities through real time distribution, market intelligence and connectivity solutions, reveals its Regional Sales Director for the Middle East, Ali Kansou. TT Bureau Q Give us a brief about your company. Travel technology provider, eRevMax offers specifically tailored solutions …

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Are you offering the right hotel choice?

Melissa Gay

Personalisation is the key to retain clients and attract potential ones. To meet customer expectations, agents need a shop window with everything available in one place together with rich content that will help the agent find the right product. Travellers increasingly expect agents to offer personalised guidance and a unique …

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Global Village aims at 5.5 mn visitors

Ahmad Hussain bin Essa

The multicultural festival park opened its 21st season with a record number of 2.3 million guests during the first two months. This season Global Village promises to take its guests on a journey by ‘discovering a new world every day.’ Shehara Rizly Global Village welcomes its guests from November 1, …

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New travelling class for MENA

Richard Lung

Emerging middle class will define the next decade of MENA tourism, says Richard Lung, Senior Director and International Economist, Visa Performance Solutions. TT Bureau The rise of an emerging middle class will define and transform the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the …

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