In this Interview with Eyup Celik, the co-founder of MuslimBreak.com, we provide insights into the global halal travel and tourism market The economic success of certain Islamic countries and the Muslim community gobally has translated into travelers exploring the world beyond their...
This year's MENA Eid Travel Trends report by Wego reveals that the story isn't about destinations as such - but rather, MENA travellers are taking multiple short breaks, taking advantage of great LCC connections and OTA options.  Middle East travellers...
Before it is time to escape, do these small things to make life easier It's holiday season again! Time to escape the heat to a breezy tropical island somewhere or stroll the cities of Europe for culture and fashion. The bags are...
Think East, think Taiwan.  Most of us think as far as Thailand, Philippines or perhaps Phuket. The rest is termed as Far East. How far can these places be with distances being bridged by the techniques of this global...
A review of Sofitel Dubai Downtown by Manal Assaad Dubai is one of the most vibrant cities in the world where there is a lot happening everywhere at the same time, and lots of things to do and see that,...
Male and Phnom Penh also feature as the must visit places for wellness holidays.  As a tourist, we look for beach holidays, holidays in the hills, jungle safaris or luxury holidays. But many of us are increasingly looking for wellness holidays. What...
Indulge in the out-of-the-world oil massages this monsoon season Kerala has many hues and the monsoon season brings with it an enormousness of indulgence. I am not saying this only to adorn my sentences. If you don’t trust me, but if...
Why are we scared of rains? Let us break free, walk down the streets of God’s Own Country and soak ourselves in happiness. Monsoon is probably the single largest factor that has influenced, farmers and poets alike. Then why do...
Manal Assaad shares her trip to 'God's own country', Kerala, India. When I first said that I was traveling to Kerala in India, I was warned about the food, the weather and the crowdedness… Very few people, including me, really...
Taj Group opens its luxury hotel Taj Dubai in the Burj Khalifa downtown area The Taj Group, established in 1901, with 128 hotels, resorts and palaces spanning sixty four locations in India and fifteen international locations in four continents, has finally forayed into...
As Chinese New Year approaches, Wego, the leading travel search site in the Asia Pacific and Middle East, reflects on the efforts of global tourism entities to attract the Chinese traveller to their countries. China’s outbound travellers are estimated to...
Manal Assaad shares her recent visit to Singapore and tells us why the city-state experience is a not-to-be-missed one! When you think of a “tropical island”, you think of green lush jungles, white sand beaches, blue seas, and small villages....
YouGov report highlights appeal of Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as global luxury hotspot MENA Luxury Travellers spend around US$8,310 per trip Dubai ranked top spot as the preferred upscale destination in MENA Arabian Travel Market 2015 to feature International Luxury Travel...
It is festive season! Dubai, all set for the influx of tourists?  British Airways’ biggest Christmas operation kicks off with 2.7 million customers flying during the festive period and 267 flights flying around the network on Christmas Day. The busiest day for...
Emaar launches ‘Dubai Trolley,’ the region’s first hop-on hop-off transit system in Downtown Dubai • Spanning 7 km, Dubai Trolley is a new electric-powered transit service for Downtown Dubai residents and visitors • Innovative service will offer easy connectivity to Burj Khalifa, The...
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...