In-the-Issue

WTM Latin America from April 4-6

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Charlie Cracknell, Senior Exhibition Director, WTM Latin America, WTM Connect Asia & International Golf Travel Market, discusses with the expectations they have from the event this year. TT Bureau Q How many exhibitors and buyers are you expecting at WTM Latin America this year? WTM Latin America 2017 will be …

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Inaugural ITB China in May

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Nearly 20 exhibitors from the Middle East region are expected to attend the event, scheduled to take place from May 10-12, 2017, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center. TT Bureau The three-day event gathers international destinations, service and travel technology providers in Shanghai connecting them with handpicked …

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Setting sail for strong season

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Dubai Cruise Tourism is going all out to develop and position Dubai as a top cruise destination. Cruise tourism, today, stands as a major component of Dubai’s tourism proposition. Jamal Humaid Al Falasi Director Dubai Cruise Tourism By the end of 2016, almost 24 million tourists would have taken to …

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UAE visits to Seychelles on a rise

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The Seychelles Tourism Board Office in Dubai confirmed that visitor numbers from the GCC region already surpassed 2016 targets with a record of 25,293 visitors from the GCC as of October 2016. TT Bureau The Seychelles Islands has shown continuous growth in visitor arrivals from the GCC region over the …

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Rail Europe chooses Elaf in KSA

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Rail Europe, the worldwide leader in train tickets and rail passes’ distribution, has expanded its strong sales network across the region by appointing one of the largest leading Travel and Hospitality conglomerate in Saudi Arabia, Elaf Travel and Tourism Company, as their GSA partner. TT Bureau Elaf Group has been …

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Cruising Abu Dhabi on scenic waterways

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A novel addition to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi is a newly launched ferry named as “Jalboot” – the emirate’s only private scheduled passenger service which covers 100 kms of scenic waterway in and around the emirate. TT BUREAU The ferry has won a warm reception from residents and tourists …

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Seminars at sea for agents

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Celebrity Cruises recently held its Seminar at Sea for the travel agents from across Middle East, where they got an opportunity to sail to Europe and gain first-hand experience of cruising, making it easier for them to sell the cruises efficiently. TT Bureau Since the first sailing of Celebrity Cruises …

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RAKTDA commits to accessible tourism

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has strengthened its commitment to deliver ‘Tourism For All’ by signing the Accessible Tourism Code of Good Conduct, during its annual UAE World Tourism Day conference. The half-day UAE World Tourism Day Conference, held at the Al Marjan Island Convention Centre, saw keynote …

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Revenge of the Sith

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I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all …

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