In-the-Issue

FITUR focus on technology

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Ana Larrañaga, Director of FITUR speaks with TravTalk about this year’s staging of FITUR, to be held from January 17-21, 2018, at Feria de Madrid, Spain. TT BUREAU Could you give us a brief summary of the highlights of this year’s FITUR? Three working lines will be especially promoted this …

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Retail therapy ups tourism

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Slim Zaine, General Manager, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, talks about retail tourism segment in light of the upcoming Dubai Shopping Festival. TT BUREAU Over the years, retail tourism has always provided many opportunities to the industry. What are the key programmes which support this initiative? The shopping malls …

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Forget baggage woes with smart trolleys

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emaratech launched Airport Smart Trolley, Next Generation Scanner Trolley and Intelligent Baggage Handling System – to improve baggage handling efficiency and facilitate passenger movement at airports. TT BUREAU During the 15th edition of Dubai Airshow – one of the largest exhibitions showcasing the latest in military, general and commercial aviation, …

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Wanup signs deal with Travelport

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A global agreement was inked between hotel loyalty innovator Wanup and Travelport under which the former will make a selection of Travelport’s 650,000 bookable hotel properties to complement its own hotel collection, based on rating, destination and hotel style. TT BUREAU Launched in 2016, and based in Barcelona, Wanup is …

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Game changer behind Shurooq

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A dedicated CEO with a mission to elevate Sharjah at various international forums, His Excellency Marwan Al Serkal has always been the face of Shurooq along with his dedicated team responsible for the development of the emirate. SHEHARA RIZLY As CEO of Shurooq, Marwan Al Serkal has been instrumental in …

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‘The Art of Housekeeping’

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Reaching the one-million mark of perfectly-made beds, ibis Dubai Deira City Centre featured the best practices in housekeeping from November 2-7, 2017. TT BUREAU Understanding the human psyche and tapping into that sense of serenity when entering a living space that is fresh, organised and well-kept, the aim of the …

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5-stars for JA Ocean View

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Strategically located in the Dubai Marina JA Ocean View was officially recognised as a five-star beach hotel by DTCM recently. TT BUREAU The decision to move from a successful four-star to adding a well deserved fifth star, is strategic,” said David Thomson, Chief Operating Officer of JA Resorts & Hotels. …

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Air Arabia stands strong

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In the third quarter, ending September 30, Air Arabia registered a net profit of AED 376 million, an increase of 27 per cent compared to the same period last year. TT BUREAU Air Arabia’s turnover for the third quarter of 2017 increased by four per cent to AED 1.16 billion, …

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