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Thailand earns 11m THB from ME

Thailand has witnessed an influx of travellers from the Middle East over the past few years and generated over 11 million in Thai baht. Pischaya Saisengchan, Director—Dubai & Middle East, Tourism Authority of Thailand, provides an account of the lucrative markets for Thailand. TT Bureau How important is the Middle …

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Priorities for future mobility

Roads and transport services in Dubai is slowly paving the way for key government roles in the future by leveraging relationships with the private sector. Take a sneak peek into the latest findings of studies, innovations and technology in the field of transport and communications. TT Bureau The Future of …

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Sharjah beckons German travellers through unique products

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA), during its participation at ITB Berlin 2019, reviewed the emirate’s chief plans, strategies and tourism programmes whilst showcasing ecotourism and sustainable hospitality. TT Bureau Sharjah strongly emphasised on promoting local culture and distinct leisure activities that it has to offer at ITB …

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It’s business before leisure for Dubai

According to Dubai Business Events (DBE), Dubai secured a total of 261 successful bids for meetings, conferences and incentives in 2018. This is set to attract an additional 153,640 delegates to the city over the coming years and further cements the emirate as an attractive global business destination. TT Bureau …

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Dubai propels tourism growth

Dubai Tourism exempts 2,000+ travel agencies from furnishing bank guarantees, injecting a quarter billion dirhams liquidity into its economy. TT Bureau Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has initiated efforts to release approximately AED 250 million in bank guarantees that have been furnished by tourism-related service providers, …

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New vision for new year

Setting new goals and aspirations every year, the Middle East has become one of the most rapidly growing destinations in the world. Of late, the UAE has forged ahead as a much sought-after country due to the collaboration with public and private sectors. Key strategists share their outlook for 2019. …

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Sharjah focuses on experiential travel at WTM London

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) promoted the emirate’s unique tourism attractions during its participation at the recently-concluded WTM London. TT Bureau As a leading global event, WTM London 2018 provided a unique platform for tourists and visitors looking for exceptional experiences to enjoy. This year’s exhibition focused on …

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Gear up for business & networking

This year, WTM will focus on some of the most important technology aspects with its new ‘Travel Forward’ sessions which will provide a comprehensive outlook of nextgen technology for travel and hospitality. Simon Press, Senior Director, WTM London, shares some of the key highlights. TT Bureau What will be different …

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Maya dazzles in ME

The 2nd Arabian Travel Awards held at JW Marriott Hotel Dubai recognised key industry players in the region for their efforts in tourism. TT Bureau I t was a night of celebration and grandeur as over 250 key industry leaders attended a black-tie dinner to officially receive their awards at …

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WTM ushers in hopes

The 38th World Travel Market, set to be held from November 5-7 at ExCeL London, will witness a host of innovative business opportunities. Shehara Rizly HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority WTM London presents a major platform for Sharjah to reach out to international …

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