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Iconic landmarks of Brussels

One of the most important city- region in Europe, Brussels grew from a small rural settlement on the river Senne. Brussels is known its historical and architectural landmarks; some of them are registe...
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 South Korea: An Eid Hot spot for Middle East Travelers

Cathay Pacific and Korea Tourism Organisation partner to provide travellers with even more reason to explore Seoul, Jeju and Busan Listed as one of Cathay Pacific’s top Eid and summer hot spots, Sou...
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Soneva continues to pioneer being plastic free in the luxury hospitality sector

Soneva, the world-leading luxury resort operator, has been at the forefront of the sustainable luxury hospitality movement for over two decades. From banning single-use plastic at its resorts, becomin...
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OBLU Select at Sangeli turns one!

Almost 20,000 guests experience the resort in its opening year Four-star resort OBLU Select at Sangeli celebrates its first birthday on 1 July 2019, and is proud to share 12 months of highlights that ...
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What type of summer vacationer are you?

Summer is meant for exceptionally memorable experiences that you can re-live again and again. But every person has their own preferences and their own unique way of making their summer holiday an incr...
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Summer Daze set to entertain in Malta

  The impressive line-up for the 7-day music festival includes Tyga, David Guetta and James Arthur   The second edition of Summer Daze Malta will be taking place from 11-17th August 2019 at mult...
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Yas Island Launches Travel Content Awards

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure & entertainment hub, last night launched the first-ever Yas Island Travel Content Awards at an exclusive Iftar event at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. T...
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The S Hotel Al Barsha hosts a Charity Iftar Dinner

The S Hotel Al Barsha, a premium four-star property based in Dubai, hosted an Iftar dinner at Fusion restaurant on 8th May 2019 for media and industry partners to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan. ...
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Japan National Tourism promote luxury, authenticity and seasons

Japan National Tourism Organization to promote luxury, authenticity and affirms commitment to UAE with new Dubai office opening before EXPO 2020 Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) will be maki...
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Maldives – the Sunny Side of Life promoted in the Middle East!

The Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC) has commenced a four day exhibition at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading global event for the Middle East inbound and outboun...
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Orange County is the perfect destination for Arabic and Halal cuisine.

Arab travelers need look no further than Orange County, California – known worldwide as “The OC” – for their next foodie vacation. Home to an Arab-American enclave known as “Little A...
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“MAURITIUS WEEK” PROMOTIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA

Visitors from Saudi Arabia to Mauritius in 2018 increased by 221% – The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority launched a week of promotions, travel industry workshops and gala events to take pla...
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Two Seasons Dubai participates in ITB Berlin

First participation of The Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai in ITB Berlin Exhibition – the main forum of the international tourism industry that will be held in March of 2018. The Two Season...
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Middle East, a prominent market for the Maldives

Maldives has been consistently rated as the top destination to visit by several Media houses, publications and broadcast channels in the Middle East. As a desirable country to visit, travellers from t...
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The Fifth Record Year for Slovenian Tourism

Last year, more than 5.6 million tourist arrivals and almost 15.3 million overnight stays by tourists were recorded in Slovenia; foreign guests accounted for 4.2 million arrivals and 11 million overni...
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RCD Hotels Set New Regional Office in UAE

The Mexican Hospitality Group manage and operate hotels such as Hard Rock Hotels and Golf Courses in Mexico and Dominican Republic, UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya, as well as the Iconic Eden Roc an...
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Tajawal highlights key trends with 3rd Anniversary

In celebration of its third anniversary, tajawal, the Middle East-based flights and hotel booking online travel platform has once again compiled a deep-dive of travel trends; analysing all bookings f...
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Success story: Ozen by Atmosphere at Madhoo Island, Maldives

Ozen by Atmosphere at Madhoo Island, Maldives, is a stunning beautiful property that gives the guest a sense of belonging ad a wish to return. Munawar Shariff spoke to Jagath Meyn, General Manager, Oz...
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MALTA TOURISM LAUNCHES NEW FAMILY TRAIL

The Malta Tourism Authority’s series of themed ‘trails’ has a new addition; the Family Trail, which highlights a treasure trove of activities. The Maltese Islands are fascinating for families. M...
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Jiten & Vinay appointed to Executive Board

With the objective of strengthening VFS Global’s Executive Board in line with the company’s ongoing successful business expansion, Jiten Vyas and Vinay Malhotra – both Regional Group COOs – ha...
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China opens Visa Application Center in Kuwait

China Visa Application Center in Kuwait is the third such centre to launch in the Middle East and fifteenth to launch globally for China being operated by VFS Global Center in Kuwait expected to manag...
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SIHOT Chooses Dubai HITEC

SIHOT Chooses Dubai HITEC 2018 as base to launch its regional services to help local hoteliers to adopt latest technologies Fast development and tech progress challenges hospitality industry. Modern h...
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Airline’s First Class and Business Class Passengers Ride with Blacklane in 10 Cities

Blacklane has been selected by Emirates as the exclusive provider for its Chauffeur-drive services in India, Italy and Sweden. The 10 cities are Bangalore, Bologna, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Milan, M...
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THE AVIAREPS MIDDLE EAST TRAVEL CARAVAN

INTERNATIONAL TOURISM ORGANISATIONS TARGETING THE MIDDLE EAST CONVERGE AT THE AVIAREPS MIDDLE EAST TRAVEL CARAVAN Croatia, Malta, Spain, Slovenia, Kyoto Japan and others forge business partnerships to...
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Journey to paradise – Ozen by Atmosphere at Madhoo Island, Maldives

Journey to paradise – Ozen by Atmosphere at Madhoo Island, Maldives Ozen by Atmosphere at Madhoo Island, Maldives, is not only gorgeous and breathtaking on the outside, but it has an even more b...
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Slovenia awarded title of the 2021 EU Region of Gastronomy

Slovenia is awarded the official title of the European Region of Gastronomy (ERG) 2021. This is a recognition to all participants involved in the project and an additional opportunity in the efforts ...
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Over supply and Demand

By JS Anand, CEO, Leva Hotels There is no doubt that UAE is a world-class destination, and Dubai enjoys a central position, geographically speaking, and that will continue giving the hospitality indus...
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Embassy of Ireland opens its first visa application centre in Dubai

Visa applicants henceforth need not visit the Embassy of Ireland to submit visa applications and are required to submit visa applications at the VFS Global centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi The Embassy o...
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Cinnamon Life makes Colombo a hub of world entertainment

 The next line-up of events to kick off with London’s West End production of Mamma Mia! and much more planned for 2019 Cinnamon Life, Colombo’s most anticipated integrated development is adding n...
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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...