Shurooq at the forefront of ecotourism


Sharjah is en route to become one of the most sustainable cities in the world with its green economy policy. Ecotourism is not only the future for Sharjah but also the answer to its social, economic and environmental goals. TT Bureau Sharjah has been presciently laying the foundations for cultural …

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Relax, revive and rejuvenate


Given its rich history of Ayurveda treatments, Sri Lanka demonstrates holistic therapies to living a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a sneak peek into the insights from a few wellness experts… Shehara Rizly Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Six of Sri Lanka’s leading wellness resorts participated at …

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Appetite for Chinese visitors

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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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