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Philippines’ beaches beckon

The Philippines offers innumerable attractions, beckoning visitors to its crescent-shaped beaches dusted with talcum powder-like sand; uninhabited tropical islands, lush impenetrable jungles bristling with unique wildlife, historic cities, diverse local cuisine & culture, and much more. The 27th World Travel Awards have recognised the Philippines as Asia’s leading beach destination …

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Maldives kickstarts ME Campaign

In adherence to the ongoing “Rediscover Maldives…the sunny side of life” campaign, Visit Maldives has started a radio promotion with Al Khaleejiya for the Middle Eastern region. The purpose of this two-week campaign is to promote the destination and the unique experiences available in Maldives. The campaign aims to inform …

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Ireland presents its key offerings

Ireland became one of the most popular destinations mainly due to the famous movie ‘Game of Thrones’ which attracted many visitors to the destination within a very short period of time. The first in a series of two webinars for the GCC was concluded last month with a record number …

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Sailing at Deira Islands

As the boating season approaches, Nakheel has set sail with their latest new marine destination in Deira Islands for all boating enthusiasts. The latest offering during the peak sailing season for the UAE boat owners and tour operators is, access to two new, exclusive island destinations in the Arabian Gulf. …

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Dubai becomes global case study

As one of the first few cities in the world to safely and effectively restart the events sector, Dubai has become a global case study in hosting live events, with the full reopening of its leisure events sector on September 15, paving the way for event organisers to host a …

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UAE events industry reviving

The year has been quite challenging with the pandemic taking over and disrupting processes in the hospitality industry. Last month, for the first time, owners and management teams from the hospitality industry came together and discussed some of the key areas in the industry. Robin Rossmann, Managing Director, STR These …

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Discover Ireland virtually

Earlier this year, Ireland started promoting the destination to the GCC, however the pandemic delayed its discovery. You can explore  the luxurious escape with luscious greenery on 18th November 2020 at 11am with Siobhan Naughton, Marketing and Trade Executive Middle East and Asia, Tourism Ireland and partners from the destination. …

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Berlin lifestyle & healthcare

Germany is one of the most favoured destinations by GCC travellers mainly due to its diversity and its high class medical facilities. The capital of Berlin is popular amongst travellers as it is home to some of the most state-of-the-art healthcare facilities apart from its diverse lifestyle. Shehara Rizly On …

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Regional office for UNWTO in Riyadh

At the 112th session of the UNWTO Executive Council, HE Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Tourism, announced the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for ME in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Shehara Rizly The new UNWTO Regional Office will serve as a hub for the UNWTO to 13 countries in …

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Thailand shares real-time in-sights

Connecting 48 exhibitors from Thailand with over 250 buyers from the GCC for a whole day of networking sessions at the first-ever ‘Amazing Thailand Virtual Roadshow’ which concluded recently, showed the interest and confidence of the travellers. Some exhibitors and agents shared their comments with TRAVTALK. Sellers Jidapa (Jill) Niladhanadhon, …

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