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Where are travellers going?

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Whilst London and Europe remain popular, there is a need for the Middle Eastern traveller to explore emerging destinations. Trav Talk gathered information about new vacation spots for this year and key points on requirements by locals and expats to drive to these sites. Shehara Rizly  Zeljka Radak Kukavičić, Managing …

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Meraas launches ‘Hala China’

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The new initiative aims to attract Chinese visitors to the UAE in line with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 strategy. Launched in collaboration with Dubai Holding and DXB Entertainments, Hala China aims to organise events and create tourism packages. TT Bureau ‘Hala China’ is set to complement Dubai’s rich calendar of …

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SCTDA lauded as visitors throng to Sharjah hotels

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Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) revealed at ATM 2018, that Sharjah hotels recorded an occupancy growth rate of 70% in 2017 following the government’s tourism campaigns and initiatives. TT Bureau The occupancy rate of Sharjah hotels attained 70 per cent last year, indicating an exponentially rising number of …

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Sri Lanka tourism focuses on ME

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In 2017, Sri Lanka received a total of 107,635 tourists from the Middle East region with 6.5 per cent growth with UAE as one of the fastest growing tourism market from the region. Currently, there are 70 direct flight services a week connecting UAE to Sri Lanka. TT Bureau A …

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Sharjah trains local tour guides

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The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has launched a set of new training programmes to improve the skill and knowledge of local tour guides. TT Bureau According to the SCTDA, the training programmes are expected to keep tour guides updated about the latest developments covering Sharjah’s tourism sector. …

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Horse racing enthusiasts, rejoice!

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For the first time, VisitBritain launched a series of luxury horse racing itineraries especially curated for the discerning GCC horse racing aficionado. Partnering them in this venture is American Express Middle East who will provide access to premium travel concierge services to its exclusive members. TT Bureau VisitBritain aims to …

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New high-end destinations for GCC

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A special round-table discussion was held recently with Saleh Said, Managing Director, Pennyroyal Gibraltar, which is a master developers of five-star property Blue Amber Zanzibar, Tanzania, offering premium hospitality with leisure facilities along with private residences. Q Please share more details about the project. Blue Amber Zanzibar is the largest …

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Plan your weekend at Fujairah

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Fujairah is an emirate situated on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. Nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Indian Ocean, this picturesque town is the perfect holiday destination due to its location overlooking the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean. F ujairah has become a popular …

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African market on Dubai’s radar

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Considered as one of the most efficient chambers in the world, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry stands out from the rest and contributes towards the emirate’s economic growth and diversification. Its recent venture to the African market is a continuation of its success story. TT Bureau The Dubai Chamber …

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Driving tourist traffic to Indonesia

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Promoting a beautiful destination like Indonesia, is a lady driven by her passion to make tourism in the country soar to greater heights. Nia Niscaya, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Indonesia, talks about her new role and the journey of the new administration, which is trying its best to ensure that …

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