Tag: GCC

GCC tourism spend in Egypt will increase 11% in 2020
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GCC tourism spend in Egypt will increase 11% in 2020

editor editor- January 28, 2020

GCC tourism expects tourists to Egypt will spend $2.36 billion in 2020, an increase of 11% over 2019, with visitors ... Read More

Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah named Gulf Tourism Capital by GCC Tourism Ministers
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Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah named Gulf Tourism Capital by GCC Tourism Ministers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 29, 2019

Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has been named the ‘Gulf Tourism Capital’ by the Ministers of Tourism of the Gulf ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board accentuates its efforts towards GCC with Emirates Airlines
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Seychelles Tourism Board accentuates its efforts towards GCC with Emirates Airlines

editor editor- November 15, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), in its ongoing marketing strategy to bring the exotic destination close to the GCC region, ... Read More

Seychelles strengthens GCC reach through a four-city roadshow
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Seychelles strengthens GCC reach through a four-city roadshow

editor editor- November 7, 2019

The Seychelles Tourism Board (STB), through its office in Dubai, in partnership with Emirates Airlines and Qatar Airways, has embarked ... Read More

Sharjah wants more Russian tourists in 2019
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Sharjah wants more Russian tourists in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 10, 2019

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced that it is aiming to attract more Russian visitors. According ... Read More

China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda
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China, Saudi Arabia and travel tech dominate Arabian Travel Market 2019 agenda

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019

This year’s Arabian Travel Market witnessed a 106% increase in visitors from China and a 20% increase in international visitors ... Read More

Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season
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Frankfurt’s diverse tourism portfolio beckons Gulf visitors ahead of summer season

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019

Frankfurt, the second most frequented city in Germany by GCC tourists, is promoting its myriad of tourist attractions, shopping facilities, ... Read More

Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region
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Seychelles intensifies its media presence in the GCC region

editor editor- May 13, 2019

The latest media spree from the Seychelles did not go unnoticed as the head of delegation Minister for Tourism, Civil ... Read More

Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019
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Dubai Airports: Passenger numbers down 2.2% in first quarter of 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019

Dubai International (DXB) welcomed 22.2 million passengers in the first quarter of 2019, down 2.2 percent from the same period ... Read More

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market
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German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- May 8, 2019

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) together with a host of leading German tourism trade partners, has wrapped up another ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board records successful participation at 2019 Arabian Travel Market in Dubai
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Seychelles Tourism Board records successful participation at 2019 Arabian Travel Market in Dubai

editor editor- May 3, 2019

The Seychelles Islands was represented at the 26th edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), in Middle East's most popular ... Read More

ATM: Machine learning and AI will revolutionize the way GCC tourism firms do business
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ATM: Machine learning and AI will revolutionize the way GCC tourism firms do business

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the GCC’s hospitality and travel sectors, ... Read More

What attracts younger Muslim travelers?
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What attracts younger Muslim travelers?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing halal tourism market should diversify and digitize their offerings ... Read More

Warwick Hotels and Resorts has big expansion plans
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Warwick Hotels and Resorts has big expansion plans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR), a global hospitality company present in 25 countries around the world, announced its expansion plans ... Read More

Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told
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Personalize and remove friction for customers, Gulf travel companies told

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Gulf-based travel and hospitality companies that use disruptive technologies to boost personalization and remove friction for customers are likely to ... Read More

Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth
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Cyprus receives luxury hotel boost as it eyes premium segment growth

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Cyprus’ increasing hotel and resort portfolio is expected to grow by 1,634 rooms this year, with seven new luxury hotels ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market
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GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its ... Read More

Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM
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Inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa opens tomorrow alongside ATM

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

More than 300 aviation and airport professionals will be heading to the first CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa (MEIA) ... Read More

UAE visitor numbers to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018
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UAE visitor numbers to Finland increased by 20.6% in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019

Finland welcomed almost 12,000 tourists from the UAE in 2018 revealed Visit Finland, the Finnish tourist authority, as it returned ... Read More

Travel agents from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visit Seychelles
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Travel agents from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) visit Seychelles

editor editor- April 26, 2019

Selected travel agents from the GCC—Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were given the opportunity to enjoy Seychelles and at the ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai
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40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India ... Read More

TIME Hotels to open five new properties across Middle East in 2019
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TIME Hotels to open five new properties across Middle East in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 22, 2019

TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open five new properties across ... Read More

Time Hotels to open five additional hotels in Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia
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Time Hotels to open five additional hotels in Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Arabia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 22, 2019

TIME Hotels, an UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is set to announce plans to open five new properties across ... Read More

Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina opens at the end of April
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Dusit Princess Residences Dubai Marina opens at the end of April

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 18, 2019

Dusit International has signed a Franchise Agreement with Al Masar Hotel Management LLC, to upgrade the former Dusit Residence Dubai ... Read More

Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years
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Africa’s aviation sector forecast to grow 5% per annum over next 20 years

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 17, 2019

Africa’s vast aviation potential as the continent continues to increase airline frequency to the GCC will be explored at the ... Read More

GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018
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GCC produces 1.8 million overnight stays in Germany during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 15, 2019

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) has announced that it will be showcasing a range of key destinations at Arabian ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai
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Seychelles Tourism Board Chief Executive sits on Tourism Panel at the sixth Annual Destination Wedding Planners Congress in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 4, 2019

Seychelles was bestowed with high honours as the destination was represented at the Tourism Panel at the Destination Wedding Planners ... Read More

Heart of Europe Travel Summit set for Dubai this month
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Heart of Europe Travel Summit set for Dubai this month

editor editor- April 2, 2019

In a combined effort, Atout France’s travel trade workshop, Marhaba, will kick off its two-day event on April 24 while ... Read More

ATM Report: 63% of Dubai Airport passengers were in transit during 2018
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ATM Report: 63% of Dubai Airport passengers were in transit during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019

More than 63% of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just ... Read More

35 airlines confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai
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35 airlines confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019

More than 30 airlines have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa – co-located with ... Read More

Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected
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Europeans travel to GCC in record numbers: 29% increase by 2023 expected

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29% over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct ... Read More

Ebix offers to buy India’s largest corporate travel exchange
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Ebix offers to buy India’s largest corporate travel exchange

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 11, 2019

Ebix, Inc. today announced that it has sent a letter to the Board of Yatra Online, Inc., outlining its offer ... Read More

ATM: UAE set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023,
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ATM: UAE set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023,

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019

Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound ... Read More

Gulf Hotels Group brings Bahraini hospitality to the UAE
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Gulf Hotels Group brings Bahraini hospitality to the UAE

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019

Gulf Hotels Group (GHG), Bahrain’s home-grown hospitality provider, has announced the official opening of its first UAE property, The Gulf ... Read More

IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know
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IBTM Arabia: Business events in UAE and GCC – what you need to know

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019

Some of the fastest growing economies in the world can be found in the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council ... Read More

IBTM Arabia: Measuring the value of events
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IBTM Arabia: Measuring the value of events

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2019

Answering the question ‘What value does an event have?’ can be challenging – how do you measure something where the ... Read More