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South Africa targets Middle East market

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The South African Tourism Board has not only invested in new strategies but also appointed a dedicated and resourceful professional to spearhead the team in the right direction. Sadiq Dindar, Marketing & Promotions Manager for Middle East, shares the strategies to lure clientele from the region. TT BUREAU What plans …

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Singapore weaves Silk Route to ME

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To establish a strong relationship with the Middle East through tourism, Singapore Tourism Board (STB) concluded yet another roadshow in five prominent cities of the region. Singapore’s travel industry professionals met and discussed how to make the country a compelling leisure and MICE destination. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recently …

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Summer cheer for ME travellers

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With the holy month of Ramadan behind us, time is opportune for travellers in the Middle East to plan for outbound holidays. TravTalk finds out from some of the important National Tourist Offices about the promising and upcoming tourist destinations, special summer discounts on offer by elite hotels and airlines, …

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Los Angeles rolls out red carpet for ME

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Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board states that there was a 2.3 per cent year-on-year increase in visitors from the Middle East in 2016, compared to 2015. The destination has registered an increase of 6.3 per cent in new visitor spend, reveals its Regional Director–Europe and Middle East, Francine Sheridan …

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RAK targets 1 mn tourists by 2018

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Ras Al Khaimah is targeting 1 million tourists by the end of 2018, revealed Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) on his recent visit to India. Nisha Verma Ras Al Khaimah recently organised roadshows in Delhi and Mumbai, India to meet and interact with travel trade …

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Making Thailand a lucrative destination

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Chalermsak Suranant, Director for Tourism Authority of Thailand for Dubai and Middle East, has become one of the most prominent tourism board professionals driving Thailand and its tourism products to incredible heights in its vision to make it a top tourist destination. TT Bureau Early years Born in Chiang Mai, …

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Sharjah triumphs, steps up presence @ITB Berlin 2017

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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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Ras Al Khaimah: The next big destination

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Ras Al Khaimah, UAE’s northern-most emirate, offers visitors an authentic Arabian experience; from its golden beaches, lush mangroves and terracotta deserts, to the towering Hajar Mountains. In 2016, the emirate received 11% more visitors than the previous year, and reported a continued trend of increased hotel occupancy rates and length …

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