The Middle East is fast emerging as a global travel destination. According to the United Nation World Travel Organization (UNWTO), the number of travellers to the region doubled from 24 million to 60 million between 2000-2010. Despite the political instability...
The waters are all set to capture the reflection of Dubai growth story   The Dubai International Boat Show is expanding its features to capture the growing regional marine market say its organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), in line with...
Winters bring a lot of warmth and activity to Dubai. Don't believe us? Head towards the Dubai Creek area that connects the sea trading port to the desert as it passes through the heart of Dubai.  On one side...
The latest statistics unveiled show that the Arabian Travel Market generated business deals worth $2 billion at its annual event in May 2014. According to the research conducted by Reed Travel Exhibitions, London, the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) event...
Arabian Travel Market is a unique platform that allows for deeper perspective on the entire Middle East and the wider tourism domain. The world is a global village. And various contemporary fairs and events mark its uneventful continuity into the...
If you ever ask people what they know about Hong Kong, the most likely answer would be that it is one of the top financial centres in the world, offering an expensive skyline view for tourists. Indeed, they would...
At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a...
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Statistics for commuter traffic for February, released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), showed a surge in the demand for the aviation transportation with a percentage increase of about 5.4 percent. This increase has been placed in context...
The aviation and aeronautics domain is one that countries look to solidify as a mark of their proclaiming their presence in the biggest of economic stages in the world. Predominantly the most developed countries in the world are regarded...
Dubai-based Emirates named the world's best airline brand When one travels aboard an aircraft, there are certain subtle and personalised services that one looks out to experience to make his travel interesting and exciting. Any airline that caters to all...
India is gearing up to offer visas on arrival for national from 180 countries including the UAE and other GCC nations like Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar. India is now offering visas on arrival to passport holders from 180 countries...
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...