In-the-Issue

Spike in travel demand from UK

As soon as the announcement came in that the UK has moved the UAE to the amber list, there was a spike in bookings for travel to the UAE from UK. It sends in a positive vibe for the tourism industry, some professionals shared their insights with TRAVTALK. Sofia Santos, …

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Crowne Plaza opens in Jumeirah

IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah in partnership with the region’s reputed hospitality group, Ishraq Hospitality. Located in the heart of Jumeriah 1, Crowne Plaza Dubai Jumeirah’s excellent location enables its guests to be within reach of …

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Dubai leads the way for tourism revival

As Dubai marked one year since reopening its borders to international tourists on July 7, 2020, the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) shows the city welcomed 3.7 million overnight visitors during the 11-month period from July 2020 to May 2021. The positive …

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Top destinations for UAE travellers

Experts at the UAE-based travel brand, part of the dnata Travel Group, are revealing where travellers from the UAE are seeking to take a break between July and October 2021, with a focus on destinations with clear regulations, no rules for quarantine on arrival, and direct flight options. dnata Travel, …

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Malaysia: To present ‘Rainforest Canopy’ at Expo 2020

Malaysia is set to transport visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai to a rainforest experience, with sustainability themes and displays of its rich culture and arts. On October 1, 2021, Malaysia will open its `Rainforest Canopy’ pavilion providing international visitors at the expo a unique and immersive rainforest experience. Visitors can …

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Tourism in the next 50 years

As the United Arab Emirates celebrate 50 years this year, we take a look at the aspirations for the next 50 years in terms of tourism. TRAVTALK spoke to the students and General Manager of Dubai College of Tourism to find out their source of commitment for the future of …

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‘Locally exquisite, exquisitely local’

Personifying rich Arab culture by incorporating its design elements to its contemporary elegance, Grand Mercure presents the rich local Emirati heritage and culture right throughout the whole property to provide locals a home away from home experience and share with international travellers their rich heritage and culture. Shehara Rizly Arab …

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Changing work preferences

From travel restrictions to the growth of working from home and wild swings in equity and commodity markets, the last year has changed our region, says Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group. Following the initial novelty – for those of us able to …

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Advocating green hospitality solutions

Pioneering the industry as the ‘Green Champion’ Iftikhar Hamdani has always been at the forefront. Shehara Rizly HMH Hospitality appointed Iftikhar Hamdani as Chairman of the Green Council in addition to his current position as Area Manager for Bahi Ajman Palace and Coral beach Resort Sharjah. On Hamdani’s appointment, Haytham …

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