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Matthew Powell – A Self-Driven Perfectionist

The one lines that come to mind to best describe Matthew Powell is ‘passion with perfection’. This ideology would span both his professional and personal paths. Reminiscing his early years in the ...
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Mobile Travel Trends 2018

The digital landscape is shifting faster than it ever has before and so too are the needs of travelers. It took airlines 68 years to gain 50 million users, Super Mario Run passed 50 million users in j...
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Lasting Impressions

Burj Khalifa with ‘Mission 828’ At the Top, Burj Khalifa unveiled a new virtual reality (VR) experience that simulates the real-feel of scaling all Burj Khalifa’s 160 habitable floors as well as...
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Firnas Airways: Tapping into the potential of underserved / un-served routes

What was the idea behind launching Firnas Airways? We launched Firnas Airways as we saw a huge commercial opportunity to serve un-served and under-served routes within and outside of Europe that had z...
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Asim Arshad: Charismatically Consistent & Self-Driven

The one line that best describes Asim Arshad, Group CEO, Orient Travels is penned down by Harsha Bhogle – "Across professions, consistency is a direct product of work ethic". This sums it all up for...
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The Louvre Abu Dhabi

Travel Bulletin Middle East brings you some unique facts about the newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi and some portraits of the collections ...
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New Attractions lined up for UAE

Travel Bulletin Middle East brings our readers the new and soon-to-be-unveiled attractions in the UAE… ...
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Raffles Seychelles: A Natural Escapade

The Raffles Seychelles is a picture-perfect destination where natural beauty is in abundance coupled with its locational advantage gives guests the ideal holiday option. The luxury resort is situated ...
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Travel Counsellors: A New Avenue of Growth

Maggie Bootsman, General Manager UAE, Travel Counsellors talks to Charmaine Fernz on her new role, consistent growth of Travel Counsellors in the region, new initiatives and what lies ahead…...
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Rami Mashini: Determination + Passion = A Successful Leader

Rami Mashini best describes his career path as driven by sheer passion and determination. The passion for being in the hospitality industry can be credited to his family-run restaurant business. He re...
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Technology revolutionising the landscape of tourism: Sabre Report

The Radar Report is an opportunity to shed light on nine of the trends and technologies that have recently experienced some significant growth or achieved a milestone. Some of the much-talked about te...
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Travelport LIVE: Innovations lead the way

The recently concluded Travelport Live MESA conference held in Oman at the Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa certainly touched the right chords with relevant topics and discussions. The w...
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Lake Geneva region targets bigger ME numbers

Recent statistics from the regional tourist office state that the Lake Geneva region attracted close to 2.8 million tourists in 2016. These numbers include approximately 95,000 tourists from the Middl...
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Tour East: Building on a legacy

Tour East established in 1972, has witnessed steady growth over the years to attain a leading position in Asia. The company with over 500 tour specialists has seen an increase in tourist flow across f...
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Start Travel: On a Middle East drive

Start Travel, an IATA Accredited travel company based in Baku is focused on offering its customers trips that are filled with experiences and fun. The Company having well-established itself is keen to...
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Venture Planet: Carving a niche in tourism solutions

Representation of a tourism clients is a challenging role especially in a constantly changing market like the UAE. In keeping with the trends, representation too as a role has its own nuances. Nonethe...
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Discipline – The Fuel for Achievement

The one line which best describes Nasir Jamal Khan is ‘without discipline and hard work, it is difficult to be a top professional’ by Jahangir Khan (the former World No 1 professional squash playe...
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Arabian Travel Market: Growing bigger Responsibly

The Arabian Travel Market (2017) witnessed a 10% increase in visitors from the GCC and a seven percent increase in international visitors to the event. The event that took place at Dubai World Trade C...
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Centara expands its presence in the Middle East

Centara Muscat Hotel offers 152 comfortable rooms. It is a modern city hotel featuring well-rounded facilities; three restaurants serving Thai, traditional Turkish dishes and other international favou...
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Winning against all odds: Kulwant Singh

A famous quote ‘Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently’ by Henry Ford is what best describes Kulwant Singh, founder and managing director of Lama Group L.L.C...
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Emirati culture up close

Tilal Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter is calling all UAE residents and visitors to celebrate the Liwa Date Festival. The 13th edition of the festival will take place from 20-30 July 2017...
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Cool Down at La Playa Pop Up

Beat the summer heat in an air-conditioned tent serving Shisha and some scrumptious food from CLAW BBQ menu. All this and more is available at on the beach at the La Playa Pop Up. The venue offers bri...
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Centara Hotels & Resorts continues expansion with openings in Oman, Qatar

Centara, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, knows it is on to something. Travellers have long been attracted to Thailand – the “Land of Smiles” – for its charming, gracious hospitality. If y...
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ATM 2017 – The Industry Voices

Klaus Ehrenbrandtner – Austria National Tourist Office What’s new? We will showcase popular, new destinations and holiday attractions. There will be a virtual reality video section powered by ...
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ATM 2017 adopting the ‘Experience’ factor

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 has promised to be bigger and better with a big focus on the ‘experiential’ factor. Tourism today is all about the experience and this will be the highlight of...
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Passion with Purpose – Haitham Mattar

Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) in a tête-à-tête with TBME’s Charmaine Fernz divulges what drives him as a professional, how routine is not his cup of ...
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Ramadan at Flavours Restaurant

Flavours Restaurant at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham JBR will be offering special Iftar and Suhoor promotions. The chefs will showcase a menu with a mix of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern cui...