Emphasis on revolutionary ways of travel


This year, ITB Berlin will witness Middle East occupying 3200 square meter in total space, with Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah tourism authorities having expanded their booths. David Ruetz, Head of ITB Berlin, tells TravTalk about the vast line-up at the five-day long leading travel trade exhibition. Shehara Rizly …

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Trade looks forward to ITB Berlin


The year begins once again with the most lucrative networking arena in Berlin from March 7-11. The Middle East secures its position by occupying nearly 3000 plus square feet in the exhibition area. In its 52nd edition, ITB Berlin is set to host over 160,000 visitors worldwide on one ground. …

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ME to lure German market at ITB


The most lucrative networking arena, 52nd ITB Berlin is set to take place from March 7-11. The Middle East secures its position by occupying 3200 square meter in the exhibition area. Altogether, the show’s management expects around 10,000 exhibitors and 160,000 visitors will attend the 26 halls on the exhibitions …

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Dawn of a new era of adventure tourism


Adventure and responsible tourism seem to be the most trending travel segments. This is evident in PATA hosting its annual Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 at Al Ain from February 21-23. Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA shares more details with TTME. Shehara Rizly Q) What will …

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Home-grown brands: Force to reckon with

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In the race up to Expo 2020, the United Arab Emirates is witnessing a surge in hotel brands – international as well as local – setting base in the region. The stand-alone, local brands are emerging as a real force to reckon with, giving tough competition to the existing hospitality …

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MICE experts in Turkey

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The 5th ACE of MICE Exhibition by Turkish Airlines is set to be held from February 21-23, 2018 at Istanbul Congress Center. Volkan Ataman, President, Tourism Media Group shares details with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Q) What is the focus and new features of the exhibition for 2018? During the exhibition, …

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Middle East to shine at WTM Latin America

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The sixth edition of WTM Latin America will be held between April 3-5, 2018, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil at the Expo Center Norte convention centre. Luciane Leite, Director, WTM Latin America, shares an insight into the exhibition and what one can expect while attending the event. TT …

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FITUR focus on technology

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Ana Larrañaga, Director of FITUR speaks with TravTalk about this year’s staging of FITUR, to be held from January 17-21, 2018, at Feria de Madrid, Spain. TT BUREAU Could you give us a brief summary of the highlights of this year’s FITUR? Three working lines will be especially promoted this …

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ITE HCMC hosts 305 international buyers

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Vietnam is steadily growing to become a hub in the Southeast Asian region. The 13th ITE HCMC closed with a record number of exhibitors, visitors and buyer-seller meetings in 2017, bridging more international and local travel business together, further boosting the tourism potential of the Mekong sub-region. TT BUREAU The …

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SHARJAH gears up for WTM London

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WTM London draws in upwards of 50,000 participants, while generating more than $3 billion in travel industry contracts. At this grand event, Sharjah will be celebrating being named as World Book Capital for 2019. Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is preparing to participate for the 15th year running …

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