New high-end destinations for GCC


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


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


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


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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Savour a slice of ‘Culinary Germany’ in UAE


Since January 2017, the German National Tourist Office (GNTO) is represented through the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK) in Business Bay. Sigrid de Mazieres, Director– Gulf countries, GNTO tells TravTalk about the great synergies they are leveraging on in the Emirates. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) What are …

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Cyprus all set to win UAE, GCC tourists

TTME FEB 2018-PG 15

Cyprus has been attracting many a tourist from the UAE and wider GCC region. These are important source markets as Cyprus offers a multitude of tourism products to accommodate all kinds of tourists, says Marinos Menelaou, Acting Director General, Cyprus Tourism Organisation. TT BUREAU Q) Do share the plans for …

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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

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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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