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Experiential learning by HTMi

Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, HTMi Switzerland Dubai, the leading Swiss hospitality school in Dubai, is set to relocate to a new purpose-built hotel where students will be able to engage in real-life experiences that will better equip them to achieve their management career goals. This new realistic hotel learning …

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Coral Beach hits 98% occupancy

Beach properties enjoyed an exceptional summer this year due to its location. Coral Beach Resort Sharjah is one of those properties, which managed to enjoy a great summer with a high level of occupancy, Iftikhar Hamdani, Area General Manager, Bahi Ajman Palace and Coral Beach Resort Sharjah, shares with TRAVTALK. …

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Qatar Airways, Sabre join hands

Sabre Corporation and Qatar Airways are now finalising a new distribution deal that will provide long-term access to the airline’s content through the Sabre travel marketplace. Qatar Airways intends to strengthen its partnership with Sabre to take advantage of its global reach and leading position in corporate travel for the …

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Explained: Emirati travel sentiments

The specialised brand for Emirati travelers, REHLATY by dnata Travel, shared current insights and travel trends. Rehab Mansoor, General Manager, REHLATY by dnata Travel, spoke with TRAVTALK about the most popular destinations and sentiments of the Emirati travellers. Shehara Rizly Where do UAE nationals (Emiratis) want to travel? There are …

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ME key source market for Azerbaijan

Over the past few months, Azerbaijan has welcomed travellers from the GCC which gave them an opportunity to showcase their novel infrastructure and leisure, retail and entertainment across the destination. Florian Sengstschmid, CEO, Azerbaijan Tourism Board shares with TRAVTALK. Shehara Rizly What are the new protocols and policies when it …

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A regional recipe for glamping

The Middle East has more opportunities for sophisticated luxury camping destinations than you might expect. Ivo van der Vlis, CEO, YALA luxury canvas lodges, explains why the region offers the ideal backdrop for modern glamping. Destinations across the Middle East, from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Muscat and Jeddah, are …

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Forging a strategic partnership

Swan Hellenic has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Al Tayer Travel to provide direct representation through its Al Tayer Holidays brand, a division of Al Tayer Travel. Al Tayer Holidays will represent Swan Hellenic in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain. Al Tayer Holidays offers the highest standard of …

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Recognising industry heroes

Get ready for the third ATA on November 21 as they prepare to recognise the heroes of the industry. Shehara Rizly The most coveted awards in the region, Arabian Travel Awards (ATA), will once again host the industry at a brand new venue. After the pandemic and its challenging phase …

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Malaysia’s platinum endorsement

Tourism Malaysia has committed itself as a platinum sponsor for the third edition of Gulf Travel Show. Mirza Ghalib, Deputy Director, Tourism Malaysia – Dubai Malaysia is gearing up for the reopening of the tourism industry and one of the key destinations is Langkawi. We partnered with Langkawi Development Authority …

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Discover seven secluded beaches in the Philippines

Boracay Island and Palawan Island are two of the Philippines’ many beautiful beaches. In 2020, Conde Nast Traveler ranked Palawan Island as one of the 30 Best Beaches in the World. Meanwhile, Boracay has been named Best Island in the World by the international tourist magazine, Travel + Leisure in …

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