In-the-Issue

ADNEC’s record of excellence

TTME OCT 2018 - PG -6

In 2017, Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) hosted a total of 442 regional and international events. Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO, ADNEC, shares how the company takes pride in organising events that cater to the development of key economic sectors in the country. TT Bureau How do you …

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Is Dubai a ‘China-ready’ market?

TTME OCT 2018 - PG - 5

Bolstered by an attendance of 900 local dignitaries, stakeholders and Chinese partners, the two-day Dubai China Conference by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) aimed to further reinforce the emirate’s deep and continued commitment to China. TT Bureau The two-day Dubai China Conference brought together industry players …

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Reimagine travel at ITB Asia

TTME OCT 2018 - PG - 3

ITB Asia, to be held in Singapore from October 17-19 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, will focus on MiCE, technology and millennials. Katrina Leung, Managing Director, Messe Berlin (Singapore), in an interview with TravTalk , talks about all that is on offer at the show …

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Clean sweep for Maya in ME

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The second edition of the Arabian Travel Awards was held at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, as over 300 guests cheered the winners at a glittering ceremony. Shehara Rizly Arabian Travel Awards is a platform for the Middle East market to appreciate the efforts of travel specialists who have contributed to …

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Celebrating all things marine

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG - 21

Creek Marina will be home to the Vida Harbour Point, a 286-room upscale lifestyle hotel, similar to the harbour hotels in cities such as Singapore and Shanghai. It is scheduled to open in 2019. TT Bureau Dubai Creek Harbour has unveiled one of the world’s finest city-harbour getaways, the Creek …

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Amadeus widens portfolio

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18 -3rd story

Amadeus’ acquisition of TravelClick from Thoma Bravo for USD $1.52 bn is set to expand Amadeus’ presence in the hospitality sector TT Bureau As part of the acquisition, approximately 1,100 TravelClick employees are expected to join Amadeus. Amadeus and Thoma Bravo expect to close the acquisition in the fourth quarter …

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Ctrip launches first travel concept store in DXB

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18 - 2nd story

Ctrip launched its first concept store at the Dubai International Airport-Terminal 3. It aims to provide 24*7 high quality customer service and in-destination products. TT Bureau As an important global hub, Dubai International Airport welcomes tourists from all over the world. The concept store is able to provide one-stop online …

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Wego partners with Airbnb

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -18

In order to provide more choices of accommodation for its Middle East clientele, Wego signed a partnership with Airbnb, thereby enabling more properties to appear on the Wego search results. TT Bureau With the addition of listings on Airbnb, travellers using the Wego metasearch apps and websites will have easier …

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Taste of Sweden in Dubai

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG - 15

Kleindienst Group, developer of The Heart of Europe, unveiled the first Sweden Beach Palace at Sweden Island. The Group’s Chairman Josef Kleindienst showcased the property as part of the project to pioneer the freehold second home market in UAE. TT Bureau The Sweden Beach Palace will consist of nine luxurious …

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Leading by example at Alpha DMC

TTME SEPTEMBER 2018 -PG -14

The passion for travel and adventure transformed into a career for Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management. Having joined as Regional Head of Sales in the MENA region in 2000, Hamadeh heads a team of committed, well-trained and creative individuals Shehara Rizly Currently heading the position of General Manager …

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