Capturing the West African MICE market

TTME FEB 2018-PG 7

Known for its rich history and culture, Ghana is on a mission to position itself as West Africa’s favourite MICE destination. Hon. Catherine Abelema Afeku, Member of Parliament, and Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Government of Ghana, shares with TravTalk the efforts taken to increase inbound tourism. TT BUREAU …

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ME’s outbound connection with Canada

TTME FEB 2018-PG 6

In its efforts to position Canada among the top 10 tourist destinations in the world by 2025, H.E. Emmanuel Kamarianakis, Consul General of Canada in the UAE, reveals that tourists from the Emirates will play a major role in achieving this feat. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) How important is the UAE …

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Rwanda: An oasis for ME travellers

TTME JAN 2018-PG 14

For the first time at Arabian Travel Market 2017, Rwanda Tourism Board presented their offerings to industry leaders. Few months down the line, the Consulate of Rwanda is fine-tuning the collaterals necessary to support this venture to attract more Middle East travellers to visit the destination. SHEHARA RIZLY The Middle …

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South Africa targets Middle East market

TTME OCT 2017-PG 15-Sadiq Dindar

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

TTME JULY 2017_PG 19-Singapore weaves Silk Route to ME

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


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

Francine Sheridan May 17

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

Ras Al Khaimah

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

Chalermsak Suranant-PG 8

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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