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Focusing on GCC markets

Germany and Scandinavian markets have focused on GCC over the past few years, hence a new company, Step to Markets, was established in Berlin after many years of experience in the GCC. Maher Azizia, Chief Executive Officer, Step to Markets speaks with TravTalk about the venture. Shehara Rizly Please share …

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SCTDA resumes desert tourism

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the resumption of desert tours and related activities in the emirate with strict implementation of the precautionary measures and guidelines issued for desert tours and Sharjah tour operators. This latest decision comes as part of the efforts to resume the tourism …

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Medical passport by KSA

In a move to take all preventive precautions and limit the spread of COVID-19, the new medical passport has been launched by the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. As Saudi Arabian Government is keen to preserve the health and safety of citizens and residents within its soil from the …

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Boosting tourism in Bahrain

The re-opening of the King Fahd Causeway will add billions of dollars to Bahrain’s economy as visitor levels return to pre-pandemic levels, according to an expert. Dr. Ali Al-Moulani, President of the Bahrain Economists Society, hailed the Kingdom’s “longstanding tourism and trade ties” with Saudi Arabia following news that the …

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A positive beginning

Reopening borders between the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar will be one of the most positive beginnings ushered in the new year 2021. Nasir Jamal Khan, CEO, Al Nabodah Travel The reopening of land, air and sea borders between the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar is expected to see a …

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Virtual roadshow to promote Ireland

Tourism Ireland is gearing up for their first-ever virtual roadshow with the Middle East travel trade on March 8 and 9, 2021 between 14:00 – 17:00 GST. Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland and Siobhan Naughton, Trade Executive Middle East & Asia, Tourism Ireland share more details on the event. …

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STB roadshow on Feb 3

After a successful virtual roadshow in Aug 2020, the STB will conduct its second virtual roadshow on February 3, 2021 with 15 partners from 10am to 4pm UAE time. Shehara Rizly Beverly Au Yong, Area Director – Middle East, Singapore Tourism Board, shared, “Through the virtual trade roadshow, Singapore Tourism …

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Israel’s focus on leisure, M!CE

Israel’s Tourism Minister HE Orit Farkash-Hacohen addressed the audience at the first virtual UAE-Israel Tourism Forum hosted by the officials from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism recently. She stated that Israel is preparing to welcome tourists from the UAE and will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure …

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Seychelles remains a favourite

The mystical Seychelles Islands remains a fantasy escape for travellers across the globe and, although the vicious pandemic has dwindled travel, the destination maintains its allure. On the path to a slow yet steady recovery, the tropical paradise has seen the arrival of 98,894 visitors up to November 15, 2020. …

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Exploring Truly Asia Malaysia

One of the most sought-after family destinations by the GCC, Malaysia with its slogan “Truly Asia” brings in the best of the continent. Malaysia has something to offer every traveller who embarks on the destination. We look at five of the most interesting getaways in Malaysia. Penang Penang is a …

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