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Future of hospitality

Countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are already setting examples for other Middle Eastern countries where KSA is planning to invest $810 billion to transform the tourism industry, says Dr. Sanjay Batheja, Co-Founder & Director of Capital College. While industries like Big Data, healthcare and pharmaceutical …

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Maldives lures GCC travellers

Opening doors with all necessary protocols for international tourists earlier in summer, Maldives continues to attract travellers from the GCC mainly due to the measures taken by the destination. Thoyyib Mohamed, Managing Director of Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation, shares more with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly Q Could you please share …

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Ireland’s offerings for GCC

With a record number of agents attending from all across GCC, the second in a series of two webinars to showcase the luxury destination of Ireland was held last month. There were five speakers who participated along with Siobhan Naughton, Marketing and Trade Executive, Tourism Ireland. Shehara Rizly The webinar …

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Build traveller trust

One of the key elements to restart travel is to build traveller confidence. Haitham Mattar, Senior Advisor Ministry of Tourism in the KSA shares his views with TRAVTALK. Emirates airlines is a great role model and I’ve traveled a couple of times between Dubai and Riyadh after the pandemic. I …

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Singapore Tourism powers TravelRevive by ITB Asia

TravelRevive, powered by ITB Asia and Singapore Tourism Board (STB), took place on November 25-26, 2020 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre. Leading the way with rigorous protocols and innovative solutions for the end-to-end visitor journey, TravelRevive was the first pilot tradeshow to trial the newly developed ‘hybrid event’ …

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Dubai’s retail tourism bonanza

Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) has announced details of its comprehensive 2021 Retail Calendar, with citywide events, activations and experiences set to fully support the emirate’s economic and tourist development goals. The calendar is packed with 15 festival campaigns spread throughout 2021. With this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge and …

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RAKTDA to recognise frontliners

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced its collaboration with the Frontline Heroes Office to offer curated dedicated packages and benefits for frontline professionals as a sign of recognition for the key role they play in protecting the nation. As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, RAKTDA took quick action and …

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Exploring Berlin’s diversity

Berlin apart from its famous wall memorials, diverse culture, lifestyle, unique products and brands that will not be available anywhere else in the world, also offers the best healthcare facilities in Europe. The recent Berlin Lifestyle and Healthcare webinar concluded with a very good number of participants from the GCC …

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Promoting ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’

Middle East has been one of the key markets for Malaysia since time immemorial. Although the pandemic has temporarily suspended international travel, Tourism Malaysia is proactively keeping the trade and visitors informed of the many initiatives undertaken to return once the borders open. HE Mohamed Hasril Abdul Hamid, Consul General, …

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Ireland focus on GCC market

In their new campaign, Ireland will focus on luxury accommodation, attractions and experiences for the GCC market. On December 7,2020 at 3pm UAE time, the second webinar will be conducted by Siobhan Naughton Marketing and Trade Executive Tourism Ireland with key partners from the destination. Siobhan Naughton, Marketing and Trade …

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