Agents

Europe, the much-loved getaway

With all its natural beauty, habitats that intersperse the past, present and future with lush landscapes, rivers and mountains, Europe is and always will be a luxury escape for GCC travellers. Luxury can be defined in many ways depending on the clientele, some will need more private escapes whilst others …

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GCC nationals prefer European holidays

The travel relationship between Europe and the GCC have been strengthening year on year, this was also seen when travel escalated as soon as the European borders opened for travel. JVR Fernando, Chief Commercial Officer, Satguru Travel, shares his insights with TravTalk about this relationship further. TT Bureau As a …

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Don’t confuse Central Asia with ‘Asia’

Over the past few years, the Eastern European and Central European destinations became popular as they offered locals and expats living in the GCC easier options to visit and explore their destinations. Marsel Arystanbekov, Kyrgyzstan’s Country Manager for metasearch platform Aviasales shares his views with TravTalk over the new outbound …

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Satguru Group takes over Orient Tours DMC

Satguru Group, established in 1989 in Kigali (East Africa) with an aim to offer unique services to global travellers, announces the acquisition of Orient Tours, an esteemed Destination Management Company in Dubai. The acquisition of the Arabian Gulf’s oldest premier DMC will accelerate Satguru’s plan to strengthen its presence in …

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Travel partners invited for Swiss program

Switzerland is promoting its Swiss Travel System’s Excellence Program aimed at equipping travel agents, tour operators and media to understand and explore the different aspects of the Swiss Travel System, and finally reward them with a trip to Switzerland, Andreas Nef, Market Manager GCC, Swiss Travel System, shares with TRAVTALK. …

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Metaverse in Travel and Tourism

While the metaverse has gone beyond being a buzzword, it still is in its nascent stages in the travel and tourism industry. Dr. Ross Curran, Assistant Professor at Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai, looks at some of the trends in the metaverse world and shares insights. The COVID-19 …

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Travel industry ready for crypto revolution?

Industry leaders speak to TRAVTALK about what they think about cryptocurrency use in the Middle East. Daniel Rosado Bayón Director – Spain Tourism Office – Tourism Counsellor GCC We live in a fast paced world and technology is leading the change. Among the new developments cryptocurrencies are gaining more space …

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Red Sea Phase-1 to see 3,000 keys by 2024

Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Brand and Marketing Executive Director, The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), in an interview with TRAVTALK reveals that 2023 will witness a soft opening of the destination, and by early 2024 it will complete its first phase with a total of 3,000 keys in terms of hotels within …

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Eur tour fervour soars among UAE travellers

Europe is a popular destination for GCC travellers, says Nasir Jamal Khan, CEO, Al Naboodah Travel. TT Bureau What are the latest summer trends? There is a rise in cruise bookings; travellers are eager to visit Europe during the summer. A predicted surge in travel is recorded despite a 57 …

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Europe, a must visit for GCC travellers

Travellers from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries are now able to visit their favoured destinations this summer. Sapna Aidasani, Director, Marketing, Pluto Travels Dubai, shares with TRAVTALK the most popular destinations their customers would like to choose after more than two years of hiatus. TT Bureau What are the most …

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