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Discover an Immersive Luxury Resort in Tunisia’s Sahara Desert

Set in the mystical Sahara Desert in the southwest of Tunisia, Anantara Tozeur Resort offers a luxury gateway to ancient cultural and desert wonders in breathtaking natural settings. From its exquisit...
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Central European capitals and their nightlife

As a consequence of their complicated histories and limited access during the time of Cold War, the capitals of the Central European countries were not seen as tourist destinations for many years. The...
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Best Activities in Mauritius for the Saudi Traveler

  Mauritius, the beautiful island of the Indian Ocean boasts warm weather and sunshine all year-round and substantial amount of culture for a one of a kind holiday experience and the visitors wil...
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The Festive season at Sofitel Dubai The Palm

A STYLISH EVENT COLLECTION FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON AT SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM Beneath the star-studded sky and surrounded by twinkling lights, Sofitel Dubai The Palm collection of unparalleled experienc...
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SriLankan Airlines forges ahead with Business Turnaround Plan

SriLankan Airlines has made significant progress in its efforts to become a sophisticated customer-centric airline intent on achieving financial success, by implementing a wide-ranging Turnaround Plan...
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Best spa holiday destinations in Central Europe

All you need is… spa! Best spa holiday destinations in Central Europe Even though everyone has their own definition of a perfect vacation, there are some kinds of leisure that we all deserve fro...
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JNTO Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Emirates

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Signs Memorandum of Cooperation with Emirates to Increase Visitors from the Middle East To further increase tourism demand from the Middle East to Japan, the...
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Sofitel launches Dubai Fitness Membership

SOFITEL DUBAI THE PALM LAUNCHES SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP FOR DUBAI FITNESS CHALLENGE As Dubai Fitness Challenge gets underway for a 3rd year, Sofitel Dubai The Palm have launched an exclusive membership off...
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Discover Ozen by Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts …here’s 13 reasons!

With the festive season fast approaching, especially the upcoming UAE National Day holidays, we have the perfect destination for you. Maldives – the go-to choose – from its tropical weather an...
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Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts appoints Senior Management Team

Newly appointed Vice President of Revenue & Distribution and Vice President of Sales join the growing team of the Indian Ocean Hospitality group Indian Ocean based Hospitality group Atmosphere Hot...
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Tajawal presents packages to five destinations in five hours

This holiday season discovers some of the world’s most fascinating destinations with tajawal, Dubai-based online flight and hotel booking platform offering fabulous travel packages inclusive of ...
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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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NRI Businessman Rizwan Sajan becomes one of the first few foreigners to receive the 10-year visa

The UAE has started issuing 10-year residence visas to select group of investors, professionals and scientists – as the country begins liberalising residency permits to gradually allow permanent res...
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In the Maldives hospitality, Authenticity is key to Success

Our Hotels, Resorts & Best in Class Guest Services all revolve around our core fundamental Brand Values; Fun, Value, Tranquility and Bliss. These are deeply instilled within every aspect of the At...
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Explore Maldives

Welcome to the Maldives, where sands are white as the smiles of the locals, where fish swim happily in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, where the weather is a dream, and the deep rays of the sun w...
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KEF introduces LSX – a fully stereo and fully wireless music system.

KEF is proud to announce LSX, a compact two-speaker wireless music system with all the convenience and connectivity of the connected world, but with the emotion and detail of true high-resolution ster...
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Atmosphere demonstrates the strength with VARU

Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has unveiled further expansion plans, with another five-star Maldivian property, VARU by Atmosphere, set to open in October 2019. ‘Varu’ is a term in Dhivehi meanin...
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House of Cheese a hit with UAE residents

The inaugural Dubai Cheese Fest has been dubbed a huge success as over 3,500 cheese connoisseurs from Dubai paid homage to “fromage” during the two-day event held at the stunning Westin Dubai Mina...
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Expanded range of offerings from VCATI

Vision Concept Aviation Training Institute (VCATI) announced the launch of new courses that offer students who are also working part-time or full-time the opportunity to qualify for professional emplo...
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Singaporean food at Kim’s

Spicequey’s Kim’s Singapore Seafood recently opened its doors in Meraas’s Al Seef. Munawar Shariff spoke with Sameer Purain, Founder and Owner of the restaurant about how his restaurant is the p...
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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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RAK TOURISM NEW STRATEGY

RAS AL KHAIMAH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYUNVEILS THE EMIRATE’S NEW DESTINATION STRATEGY 2019-2021 New Destination Strategy aims to attract close to 1.5 million visitors to the Emirate by 2021 T...
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Small Town Ramble in Taiwan

Taiwan is an island country and continues its vigorous efforts to promote tourism and offshore-island exploration this year by initiating the “2018 Year of Bay Tourism” program. Under this initiat...
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Average length of stay of travellers from the Kingdom highest in the GCC

Travel from Saudi Arabia to the Czech Republic on an upswing; Growth in H1 2018 at over 21% The Czech Republic is fast emerging to be a sought after destination for travellers from the Kingdom of Saud...
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Over 18% growth from UAE to Czech

Over 18% growth in travel from the UAE to the Czech Republic in H1 2018, says CzechTourism Second highest number of visitors from the GCC after Saudi Arabia The Czech Tourist Authority- CzechTourism &...
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South African Tourism conducts inaugural tourism mission

South Africa Targets Middle East Travellers in Bid to Attract an Additional 4 Million International Tourist Arrivals by 2021 Twenty-one South African tourism entities and companies are visiting the Mi...
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A Vibrant Mix of the Ancient & Modern city: Taipei

A Vibrant Mix of the Ancient & Modern city: Taipei Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan is culturally rich, a highly-developed and vibrant city. Taipei offers a wide range of world-class facilities ...
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Slovakia becomes VFS Global’s 62nd client government

To operate 38 new Visa Application Centres in 10 countries, by December 2018  VF Worldwide Holdings Ltd., operating as VFS Global signed a contract with the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs o...
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Kansai targets UAE Holiday Makers

Kansai’s Osaka and Wakayama Prefectures along with hotel and tour operators to jointly conduct UAE travel agent workshops in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. 38% capacity increase on Emirates’ Dubai – K...
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Orange County has launched its latest lifestyle for visitors from the Middle East

Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) California, has launched its latest lifestyle tourism campaign centered around the celebration of the end of the year, with opportunities for visitors from th...
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VFS Global signs contract with eight European Governments

VFS Global today announced that it has signed contracts with eight European client governments, to extendtheir visa service network in August and September 2018, including with the Government of Slove...
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Celebrate the 2019 Taiwan Lantern Festival!

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau has been holding the Taiwan Lantern Festival for years to attract visitors and raise the international profile of the cultural attractions of Taiwan with the idea of “spre...
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Online with Tune Protect & Sharjah Airport Travel Agency (SATA)

Sharjah Airport Travel Agency (SATA) has geared up on the online space to provide additional travel products by partnering with Tune Protect EMEIA – the online facilitator of Travel Assurance. Today...
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Sun Moon Lake Cycling, Music & Fireworks Festival

Artists and writers have been visiting Sun Moon Lake ever since the Qing Dynasty, inspired to create by its beautiful scenery. During the Japanese occupation, the Lake was listed as one of Taiwan’s ...
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GTA’s retail arm joins forces with Bedsonline

GTA’s retail arm joins forces with Bedsonline to establish the leading global platform for travel agents – Consolidated under the newly refreshed Bedsonline brand, GTA retail customers will mi...
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The indispensability of travel protection plans

Given the complexities, uncertainties and vicissitudes of modern day travels, it is becoming increasingly clear and imperative that travellers must obtain travel protection to cope with any eventualit...
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Eminence Spa at Wyndham Garden Ajman unveils new facial treatments

CromoAroma Color Therapy by Marzia Clinic Italia now available at the sp Eminence Spa at at Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche announces the launch of innovative facial treatments at the facility. Develope...
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Schneider Electric at Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai that the Middle East and North Africa

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today ahead of the Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai that the Middle East and North Africa, and es...
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Maldives reports rise in Middle East visitor figures

Maldives reports significant rise in Middle East visitor figures with a 10.7% Increase during the first six months of 2018… Latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives show that the de...
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Believe It or Not!, it’s coming to WAFI

 Explore the unbelievable for the first time in the Middle East All things strange and bizarre are coming to WAFI this September. If you haven’t already guessed, its Ripley’s Believe It or Not! I...
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Casting away concerns—the Travel Assurance way

As a veteran of the travel trade in the Sultanate of Oman, Dinesh Poojary, General Manager, Eihab Travels, has the inside track on the industry in the country. , a constituent company of the premier b...
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Sustainable Seas: Royal Caribbean International at the Vanguard of Green Initiatives

The cruise industry at large has always been criticised for its environmental impact, from the passenger waste to the effluent produced by their gigantic engines. Nevertheless, Royal Caribbean Interna...
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Six Senses Kaplankaya Residences

Wellness with Six Senses Kaplankaya Residences   With many people taking a turn to a more wellness-focused daily routine, guests can now enjoy their getaways and enhance their life to a holistic ...
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Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to host TBC Asia 2018 in October

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to host TBC Asia 2018 in October, a global travel conference in Colombo Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is set to host the third edition of the Travel Bloggers’ Conferenc...
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hansgrohe transforms the hotel shower into an oasis of well-being

Check in and Relax Showering is wellness: hansgrohe ensures relaxation and provides a short break from the hectic pace and stress of work-related travel. In this way, an ideal day can begin with a ref...
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100+ Restaurants Offer Great Rates through Visit Orlando

100+ Restaurants Offer Great Rates through Visit Orlando   Starting today, foodies can begin making reservations for Orlando’s most popular restaurant month: Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Mo...
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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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SriLankan Airlines offers quick getaways

SriLankan Airlines offers quick getaways to the sun, sand and surf for Gulf tourists   SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking ...
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Beyond a Holiday…

Australia and Beyond Holidays is launching in the Middle East, although a relatively new inbound company in Australia its management team and ownership is by individuals who have been in the inbound t...
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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...