In-the-Issue

13th International Travel Expo in Vietnam

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With international inbound traveller numbers increasing by almost 30 per cent in the first five months of 2017, Vietnam’s premier global tourism event, the International Travel Expo, returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the 13th year, from September 7-9, 2017, at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre. The theme …

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Al Wasl anchor to ME for cruises

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Al Wasl Dhow recently bagged the Best Dhow Cruise Company award at the maiden Arabian Travel Awards held recently at JW Marriott Dubai. Ishrat Ali Khan, MD, talks about the win. Al Wasl Dhow is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and a leader of Dhow Cruise in Dubai Marina, with …

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Leisure Moscow welcomes the world

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The 23rd edition of OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market will take place from September 19-21, 2017, at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow. Expecting to be a huge success once again, the exhibition is expected to feature well over 700 exhibitors and 30 tourism boards. OTDYKH, Russia’s leading annual travel and tourism …

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UAE tourism gears up for VAT

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Following an announcement that Value Added Tax (VAT) will be implemented in the UAE from 2018, several tourism organisations have been hosting workshops to educate all travel segments about it. According to the Ministry of Economics, the tourism trade will come under the ambit of Value Added Tax (VAT). Tourists …

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Flying with RwandAir wings

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An astute marketer, an aviation professional, a travel management expert and a strategist is how Timothy Njihia, Country Manager – UAE, RwandAir, describes himself. He is driven by his sense of responsibility and has also imbibed an attitude of confronting challenges head-on and providing solutions. Timothy Njihia comes with a …

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An impressive growth story

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Leading global travel management company Satguru Travel is driven by the sole aim of offering the best travel experience to their customers. Established in 1989 in Kigali, Rwanda, Satguru Travel has its presence in 58 countries across the world. Customers using the services of Satguru Travels have access to the …

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ME hears Amadeus’ Voice

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1500 travel agents have subscribed to Amadeus Voice, which enables users to manage their daily tasks and stay updated with the latest industry news. Celebrating its 30-year relationship with travel industry professionals, Amadeus Gulf launched, sometime back, a desktop-based app named Amadeus Voice that is meant to make business a …

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Wyndham Garden set for its UAE debut

TTME SEPT 2017_PG 8-Iftikhar Hamdani

As the countdown begins for the opening of the first upper mid-scale Wyndham Garden property in the UAE, Cluster General Manager, Iftikhar Hamdani, tells TravTalk that the hotel group is already tapping new markets for the property along with the Ajman tourism board. When the upper mid-scale property, Wyndham Garden, …

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Sabre’s AI chatbot to service agents

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Travel technology leader, Sabre Corporation, is in the process of developing an artificial intelligence (AI) powered chatbot that would help travel agencies serve travellers better and faster by fulfilling their most common service and support requests with smart technology. Sabre Corporation recently announced that it is working towards developing an …

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Business & leisure @Roda Beach Resort

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Roda Beach Resort Jumeirah is the first resort and 6th property under the umbrella of Roda Hotels and Resorts. Located in a picturesque setting, 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and close to downtown area, Roda Beach Resort Jumeirah promises to be a haven for leisure and business travellers. …

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