Intensive multi-channel shopping prevalent in hotel bookings, reveals Amadeus survey Hotel location, price and the pre-pay option or vouchers are the main influencing factors  Today’s tech-savvy consumer is increasingly window-shopping to compare hotels and look for the best deals before making...
It was not just a memorable holiday in one of the world’s most naturally captivating places, but a historical, political and sociological crash course on the oft-quoted ‘idea’ of India. Forty-two years after being born an Indian, I saw India...
Technology innovation key to growth of online travel sector, says Amadeus at TRA’s first e-commerce summit A growing demand from increasingly technology savvy consumers has paved the way for efficient online business systems. This phenomenon is clearly reflected in the...
Last night, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, hosted jointly a Special Opening Event, kicking off the Chinese Visitor Summit 2013. Roofed under the largest existing Ferrari Logo, the delegates from China were introduced to the world’s largest indoor...
European destinations find favour with Middle Eastern travelers, where they spend significantly more than the average traveler and stay longer. According to a study by the leading price comparison site HotelsCombined, Middle Easterners traveling to Europe increased by 45 percent...
The desire to stay digitally connected has grown to a virtual addiction to modern technology. Smartphones are especially popular with travelers. Though they might only be a decade old, desktop computers now seem objets d'art from a different era, as...
A recent study has found that UAE residents are big spenders on technology, especially smartphones and game consoles. Conducted by dmg events Middle East, the study has revealed that around 53 percent of UAE residents spend Dhs10,000 annually on technology,...
Etihad Airways has revealed its plans to expand its global reach by entering into partnerships with Chinese and American operators. In the coming years, Etihad plans double-digit growth on the back of higher passenger traffic in emerging markets, such as...
Industry survey shows all airlines investing in business intelligence, mobile and personalized passenger services   Over the next three years, all airlines plan to invest in IT systems which will allow them to get to know their passengers better and...
Data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that the UAE is most popular tourism destination in the Arab world. The UAE was rated as the most popular destination, ahead of countries such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia....
Online travel market  exceeded an estimated USD 944 million in 2012 Amadeus co-sponsors PhoCusWright report on ‘Assessing the Online Travel Opportunity: The Middle East’ Qatar’s travel market is expected to grow steadily from USD 5.4 billion in 2012 to USD 7.7...