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Revenue optimization by HSMAI hailed

Bob Gilbert, President and CEO, HSMAI, congratulates HSMAI ME for organising 29 events over the past year and highlights the importance of revenue optimization. HSMAI ROC has delivered the most compelling and comprehensive revenue optimization event for the hotel industry, convening key stakeholders to address the most critical trends affecting …

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Tourism 2022

Despite the difficulties the tourism sector has been facing, 2022 has brought reason to be cautiously optimistic, as a significant recovery has been taking place. Government support in the UAE has been instrumental throughout the crisis. The travel and tourism industry empowers socio-economic development and directly impacts factors like job …

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Reconnecting the world sustainably

The PATA Annual Summit 2022 (PAS 2022), organised by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) under the theme ‘Reconnecting the World Sustainably’, concluded in Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE recently. As many as 237 delegates from 128 organisations and 36 destinations attended the three-day event. TT Bureau …

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Virtual reality–a reality for travel?

Could the virtual reality of the metaverse become a competitor reality for travel providers? Not yet might be the short answer, but given the developments going on the world, and some hotels putting themselves in the metaverse, can travel businesses afford to be indifferent to the future trends. TT Bureau …

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‘Amsaan’ for accessible travel

In a move to promote accessible tourism, Gulf People of Determination Information Technologies has developed an app designed for those who are deaf and short of hearing to travel without a hassle, shares Nida Inamdar, Marketing Manager, GPDIT. TT Bureau Could you share about the app developed for people with …

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Assadi honoured with UAE Golden Visa

Faiz Assadi, Managing Director of Al Marina Holding, was honoured with the UAE Golden Visa. This distinction coincides with his completion of a decade with the conglomerate. Starting after the pandemic, the UAE Golden Visa has become one of the key tools of recognition of talent and dedication. TT Bureau …

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‘Net zero’ pledge by ATM

ATM, the leading travel and tourism event for professionals throughout the Middle East, has announced that ‘Working Towards Net Zero’ will be its official theme for ATM 2023. TT Bureau Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 1-4 May 2022. RX (Reed Exhibitions), …

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PATA reconnects global travel stakeholders

Global stakeholders will meet at PATA Annual Summit 2022, scheduled in the UAE on the theme ‘Reconnecting the World Sustainably’. Liz Ortiguera, CEO, PATA, shares with TRAVTALK about the importance of this year’s conference, as they select Ras Al Khaimah, an upcoming destination in the UAE, as the venue for …

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