Appetite for Chinese visitors

TTME NOV 2018 - PG 24-B

The maiden Dubai China Conference concluded successfully with over 900 delegates at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. The two-day event featured workshops and informative guest speakers offering valuable insights from Chinese as well as local industry experts. TT Bureau At the two-day conference, guests dived into Dubai’s China-readiness strategy, while many …

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Popular summer escapes


With the summer finally setting in the Middle East, schools being closed and another long holiday around the corner, a quick indulgent summer escape is the answer. TTME provides detailed insights into the destinations where locals and expats are headed to for spending their vacation. Shehara Rizly Suresh Dissanayake, Assistant …

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New tech trends in travel and tourism


Over the past few years, technology has revolutionised the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. This has become a key driver to enable smooth operations in the backend, thus ensuring revenue on a rapid growth. Industry leaders share their ideas with TravTalk. Maher Koubaa Vice President—Airlines MEA, Amadeus Airlines in the …

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Be assured of travel adventures


Today’s travellers engage in adventures ranging from mountaineering, hiking, golfing or even shopping. Arijit Munshi, General Manager, Tune Protect, EMEIA, talks about a specialised service or coverage which these activities may require, otherwise not included in a traditional travel policy. TT Bureau Q) Do travellers need a specific travel insurance …

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Closing 2017 on a high note


It was a fruitful and eventful year for the travel and tourism industry in the UAE. On a steady growth plan towards Expo 2020, all the sectors have been busy expanding markets in terms of inbound and outbound reach. Industry specialists and stakeholders share their highlights for the year with …

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Shaping the future of the travel industry


The Middle East has one of the most active technology users of today in terms of travel. The region introduced various new technologies to drive towards the growth of future in travel. TT BUREAU Travel Technology Exchange or TTX Middle East was an important forum where Sabre delivered some key …

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Remarkable Rao from Incredible India

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I.R.V Rao, Assistant Director of India Tourism for West Asia and Africa, has provided dedicated 29 years of service to the Indian Government, bringing him great responsibilities with power and position. He has been a pillar of strength for his government in the region ensuring strong bilateral ties between the …

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This Ramadan, let the feeling stay


To sustain a regular flow of tourists during the holy month of Ramadan, the tourism industry in the Middle East is promoting staycations. Initially, staycations were promoted by five-star and beach properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi but today other emirates and some short-haul destinations have taken up this niche …

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Midscale outperforms upscale


The economy and mid-market hotel segment has been identified as a significant opportunity for hotel owners and operators alike at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference held in Dubai from April 25-27, 2017. TT BUREAU 1. Jonathan Worsley Chairman, Bench Events, Board Director, STR and Co-Founder of AHIC The mid-market has …

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Travel industry gearing up for Expo 2020

Expo 2020

ATM Global Stage Dubai opens with the most-awaited Expo 2020 legacy debate with some key personalities. Expo 2020, between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors. Experts from the trade share their views …

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