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Italy Opens a new Visa Application Centre in Bahrain

Italy Opens a new Visa Application Centre in the Kingdom of Bahrain in partnership with VFS Global The Italian Embassy in Bahrain today opened a new visa application centre in Manama in partnership wi...
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Nirvana Over The World partners with Tune Protect

Nirvana Over The World, Ties Up with Tune Protect To Offer Peace of Mind. Nirvana Over the world (N.O.W), has joined hands with Tune Protect as their travel protection partner for travelers, globally....
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TIME Hotels appoints executive chef

TIME Hotels appoints executive chef to oversee two new F&B outlets Chef Adam Schorr marks his arrival at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites with the opening of Pranzo, a Mediterranean eatery, and Mugs &a...
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A secluded paradise awaits!

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts introduce their newest addition; OBLU SELECT at Sangeli Maldives The award-winning Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts Group present yet another exclusive experience throug...
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Schneider Electric Announces the 10 Teams of Finalists

Schneider Electric Announces the 10 Teams of Finalists for Go Green in the City 2018 They will meet in the United States to present their ideas for smarter and more sustainable cities In 2018, the ide...
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VFS Global Opens New Joint Visa Application Centre in Riyadh

   The application centre in close proximity to the diplomatic quarter will serve visa applicants to the UK, Australia Future ready centre to enhance customer convenience with ample space and an...
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Trinco Blu by Cinnamon hosted the Sailing Regatta

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon hosted the annual Sailing Regatta for the 9th consecutive year Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts recently joined hands with the Royal Colombo Yacht Club (RCYC) to host the 9th conse...
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Club Lounge officially launches 27th August 2018

We all need a quiet space to either unwind or just get on with some work during the course of our travels, and a business lounge in a 5-star hotel is usually the perfect place to do just that. It help...
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Experience the Kandy Esala Perahera

Experience the Kandy Esala Perahera – Sri Lanka’s most flamboyant and iconic cultural event with Cinnamon Citadel Kandy   Held annually in the full-moon month of ‘Esala’, the Kandy Esala Pera...
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SE EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS Enables Faster Time

Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS Enables Faster Time to Profit for Dow Corning Plug-and-play upgrade reduces capital expenditure by 50 percent Project completed ahead of schedule, drivin...
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Adventure Travel gaining momentum

Adventure Travel gaining momentum Talking to Travel Bulletin Middle East, Chaitali Costa, Co-founder, ‘I love Adventures’, waxes eloquent about the surge and growing appetite for adventure travel,...
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R Hotels signs MoU with City University College of Ajman

To provide internships, placement and employment opportunities to CUCA students As part of CUCA’s ongoing commitment to its student body, the College signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ...
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Artificial Intelligence: The Sky is The Limit

Artificial Intelligence: The Sky is The Limit Author: Graham Nichols, Managing Director, Amadeus Gulf In an industry with so much change, perhaps the one constant is that travel volumes show no sign o...
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VFS Global Opens Ukraine Visa Application Centres

VFS Global Opens Ukraine Visa Application Centres in Riyadh, Jeddah in KSA Expatriate residents of Saudi Arabia can now apply for both short-term and long-term visas to the East European country at th...
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Ghaya Grand has received 2018 ‘Loved by Guests Award’ from Hotels.com

Loved by Guests Award Ghaya Grand Hotel today announced that it has received 2018 ‘Loved by Guests Award’ from Hotels.com (An Expedia Inc. Company). The achievement celebrates hospitality...
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VFS Global Opens Application Centre for Sudan in Saudi Arabia

VFS Global Opens First Visa Application Centre for Republic of Sudan in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia   In addition to visa processing services, VFS Global will also provide legalisation services. The Embassy...
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The World’s Leading Travel Blogging Conference

The World’s Leading Travel Blogging Conference Coming to Ostrava, Czech Republic in 2018 TBEX (The Travel Blog Exchange), the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, content cre...
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ZTA appoints VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe

ZTA appoints VFS Global to promote Zimbabwe as a tourist destination in India and GCC region In a move to enhance destination awareness and foster market visibility, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZT...
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INDIA TOURISM, DUBAI

INDIA TOURISM, DUBAI 1. The Ministry of Tourism, under the “Incredible India” banner, would be showcasing the immense tourism potential of the country – business, leisure and medical value trave...
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MOBIKON EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

MOBIKON EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Restaurant solutions start-up aims to add more 2000 more customers in the region Mobikon, the leading AI-driven consumer engagement and predictive analy...
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Orlando First to Surpass 70 Million Annual Visitors

A New Record for U.S. Travel: Orlando First to Surpass 70 Million Annual Visitors – Solidifies Rank as America’s Most-Visited Destination – ORLANDO, Fla. – Tourism officials announ...
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WTTC: The City Travel & Tourism Impact for Middle East

For over 25 years, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has been quantifying the economic and employment impact of Travel & Tourism at the country and regional level. This data is a key s...
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Innovation in Tourism: Building the numbers

Ras Al Khaimah celebrated its most successful tourism year in 2017, with the emirate welcoming record visitor numbers, launching new flagship products, and opening a number of new hotels. A key task f...
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Harnessing Blockchain potential in Travel

Ask even the most technically-savvy expert to succinctly explain blockchain and it is a bit like trying to solve a Rubik’s cube. The reason for that is that there are several dimensions to the conce...
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Coping with Success: Managing Overcrowding In Tourism Destinations

Travel & Tourism (T&T) is one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors. In 2017, T&T will contribute nearly US$7.9 trillion to the global economy, or 10.2% of global gross domestic product...
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Cruise Tourism: Unmatched Opportunities

The concept of cruising is such a ‘used’ word but its potential is unmatched in the region. Despite the trend being explored with much aggression it has yet to take off to its complete potential. ...
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Alpha Destination Management: Change is the Only Constant for Growth

Samir Hamadeh, General Manager, Alpha Destination Management talks to Charmaine Fernz on the need for diversification in a highly competitive space, adoption of technology and a keen focus on the dome...
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Meeting Point Emirates: Chartering growth for success

Khaled Jouni, CEO MPI, Meeting Point International talks to Charmaine Fernz on the company’s new initiatives and the planning behind its charter success…....
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Centara Hotels – Brand Evolution at a Structured Pace

Tom Thrussell, Vice President – Brand, Marketing & Digital, Centara Hotels & Resorts in a candid conversation with Charmaine Fernz talks about the company’s growth plans, its Middle East expansion...
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Tourism Ireland: Showcasing Varied Niches for the GCC Traveller

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland talks to Charmaine Fernz on key practices adopted by the authority to boost tourism numbers from the region… ...
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Singapore Airlines puts the spotlight on product enhancements

This year is an important year for Singapore Airlines as the carrier is celebrating its 70th anniversary around the network. The celebrations will include a range of activities, promotions, customer a...
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Halal Tourism: Unravelling the Opportunities & Challenges

‘Halal’ means permissible according to rules of Islam. It is most frequently referred to in regards to food, but it includes any type of action permissible in Islam. Going by the literal meaning o...
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Cozmo Travel: Charting Growth with Diversification

Cozmo Travel commenced operations in Sharjah with humble beginnings in 2010 through a small office. The company was owned by the Air Arabia Group of Companies but was an independent business entity. T...
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Ezeego1: Adept Product = Efficient Productivity

Ezeego1 as a company went live towards end of 2006 with the launch of our B2C product. After having established ourselves, we then looked at the B2B market in 2009. The idea to diversify into B2B was ...
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Millennial Travellers: Re-writing the Tourism Landscape

In the YouGov report on millennials, they are defined here as people born between 1980 and 1999, are the largest generation ever and they have a high affinity for travelling the world. However, their ...
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OAG’s 2017 Megahubs International Index

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Airline Distribution: The Changing Dynamics

‘Change is the only constant’ that best describes airline distribution evolution. However, for many years rather decades, the distribution medium has been consistent. It was only in the last f...
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Clearrtrip’s MENA Insights

Cleartrip released its MENA Insights Report for the first six months of 2017. The report covers facts and figures related to the MENA region covering facts such as percentages of mobile application tr...
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Making Malaysia more Accessible

What are your plans to promote Tourism Malaysia? We are considering a few areas in terms of promotions. This would be more dynamic interactions across social media platforms i.e. using the Tourism Mal...
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Compass International takes the Lead on Educational Tours

Compass International is all about giving direction to students and youth of the country. The company strongly believes in the phrase ‘direction determines destination’. With the ideology of provi...
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Rehlat: Travel made Simple, Easy & Fast

The idea of venturing into the online space emerged when a family member faced problems while booking a personal trip. The outcome of the trip resulted in thought seeded for a year which began in 2011...
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Bridging the Africa Connection

Celebrating its 70th anniversary globally, Ethiopian Airlines is the fastest growing carrier in Africa with a strategic focus on its growth. The airline currently connects to more than 100 destination...
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Value-Holidays: Money Spent = Value Earned

The line ‘travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer’ is just apt as we explore some interesting destinations for the summer break. Travel Bulletin Middle East (TBME) explored the trie...
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Egypt: Going beyond the regular

The Arab market has been an important and significant source according to the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Board. This is evident from tourism figures which state that there has been a year on year prog...
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Tourism Malaysia: Getting the number game right

Tourism Malaysia has done their due diligence in terms of understanding travellers from the Middle East region. Our understanding of the market over the years points in one direction that there is a h...
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Seychelles: Making tourism a more sustainable option

The Seychelles Islands has managed to achieve good growth from all major markets including the UAE. Growth from the UAE has been steady and the destination finished last year as the third largest sour...
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Vasco Worldwide: Customisation is key for growth

Vasco Worldwide (Travel & Value Added Services Company) was set up around three to four years ago with the objective of being a one-stop-shop for all travel requirements. Vasco Worldwide is locate...
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Retail Value for Middle East Travellers

The Middle East is an important market for us which represents about 15% of our total global market. Having said this, we have also recognised that Middle East travellers love Europe. Keeping these ke...
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Maldives tourism sets sight on bigger numbers

The tourism industry in Maldives has witnessed positive growth but its authorities are not willing to settle for just the regular. ...
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Fast Five with Innegrit Volkhardt

Importance of the Middle East market We have a product that suits this market and has been accepted well. This market is also very important to us. The hotel showcases a variety of suites with several...
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Emergence of culture travel

Collier’s International through its Experiential Travel Series has put the spotlight on culture and heritage travel to coincide with the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. According to the report, cu...
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Mindset Change = Business Change

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, one Chinese businessman observed, “With the best and brightest from the top business schools and advice from top consulting firms, the Western companies s...
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Experiential tourism – Going beyond the usual

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then, turns you into a storyteller” – Ibn Battuta. These words resonate in every sense with the concept of experiential tourism. The term, which was coi...
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A New Dimension

Rajesh Pareek, Group CEO of Musafir.com talks to TBME’s Charmaine Fernz on the first-mover advantage, product enhancements and the big technology focus… The year so far has been very good and targ...
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AIANA Hotels – Ethnicity at the core

A global brand with an Indian spirit is what encompasses the AIANA brand. TBME’s Charmaine Fernz talks to Amruda Nair, Joint MD and CEO, AIANA Hotels & Resorts LLC to get a glimpse of the growth...