UAE events to draw $44bn tourism value

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Virtual reality concerts and matches, augmented reality apps, and immersive audio-visual will catalyse $44 billion in UAE tourism receipts by 2020, and transform the live entertainment and mega-event experience for millions of people across the Middle East and Africa. TT BUREAU  With the UAE enhancing its role as a global …

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Use innovative technology to increase ROI

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The 5th MICE ME Forum recently concluded in Dubai and highlighted issues pertaining to the travel industry such as thought leadership and how technology has revolutionised the events sector in the Middle East region. Some of the speakers at the event share their thoughts with TravTalk. TT BUREAU Most of …

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ME Tourism to benefit at WTM London

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With Expo 2020 on the horizon and a successful push to diversify economies away from a reliance on hydrocarbon receipts, confident travel professionals from the Middle East are heading to WTM London this November, to achieve a greater share of the multibillion dollar international market. TT BUREAU According to figures …

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Al Shaab Village strengthens its presence

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Popular as a year-round exhibition ground in Sharjah, Al Shaab Village is soon facilitating more interesting features and converting it to an indoor playground where guests can enjoy the premises with more rides aimed at wooing youngsters. TT BUREAU Al Shaab Village’s discount booklet, especially made for the travel agents, …

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WTM: A gamut of opportunities


This November, Excel London will become the focal point for leading travel, tourism and hospitality partners as they gather to network on one stage for World Travel Market (WTM) from November 6-8, 2017. It is expected that this year will be a record year with a strong contingent from the …

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13th International Travel Expo in Vietnam

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With international inbound traveller numbers increasing by almost 30 per cent in the first five months of 2017, Vietnam’s premier global tourism event, the International Travel Expo, returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the 13th year, from September 7-9, 2017, at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre. The theme …

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Leisure Moscow welcomes the world

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The 23rd edition of OTDYKH International Russian Travel Market will take place from September 19-21, 2017, at Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow. Expecting to be a huge success once again, the exhibition is expected to feature well over 700 exhibitors and 30 tourism boards. OTDYKH, Russia’s leading annual travel and tourism …

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MICE Middle East forum is back

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Covering everything, from event design and sponsorships to social media, technology and more, the fifth annual MICE Middle East Forum 2017 is set to take place on August 23. Organised by Pinnacle Middle East, the event connects leaders from over 300 organisations from the region. Bulat Mirgarifanov, Marketing Manager, Pinnacle …

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Dubai Way is the right way

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Launched by Dubai College of Tourism, Dubai Way is especially for the government and private sector staff who deal with tourists on a daily basis. Essa Bin Hadher, General Manager, Dubai College of Tourism, explains that this bespoke online training programme is designed for Dubai’s consumer-facing tourism and hospitality professionals. …

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Dubai takes MICE world by storm


As per the latest International Meetings Statistics Report by Union of International Associations, Dubai has moved up to the 10th spot from its previous rank 14 in the 2015 edition, with a total of 180 meetings taking place in 2016. TravTalk finds out from industry experts what it takes to …

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