October 2016, Issue: 10 Volume: 34

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Halal travel needs clarity
October 201661

The secretary-general’s office of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (Ihaf) in Dubai recently announced that it had started the groundwork for the ...

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‘We would like to know you better’
October 201650

Reed Exhibition’s ibtm china (www.cibtm.com) exhibition is China’s leading incentive, business travel and meetings event ...

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October 201678

TTN conducted a roundtable in association with Reed Exhibitions’ Arabian Travel Market last month and the focus was on halal travel, which may be defined as ...


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October 201647

Who says frolicking in the snow is the only option this winter? From truffle hunting in Europe, cruising around in the neighbouring waters and exploring the ...


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October 201671

ITB Asia 2016 will open its doors to usher in its biggest and best show to date, featuring industry movers and shakers including Google and Priceline Group ...


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October 201650

The year 2016 will go down in the history of Dubai as the year when multiple new destinations opened within the city limits to propel exponential visitor ...


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October 201675

Sabre Corporation has expanded its Middle East presence with a new office in Doha, hot on the heels of the recent appointment of Ghassan Abu Khalaf to country ...


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October 201644

Omran, the master developer of the Madinat Al Irfan Urban Centre project in Muscat, has announced its initial private placement memorandum (PPM) agreement for ...


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October 201637

British Airways (BA) has started flying directly to Tehran from London Heathrow, following the airline’s return to Iran on September 2, marking 70 years since ...


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October 201636

GOT the chance to stay at The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, one of Qatar’s newest hotels, on one of my recent business trips to Doha. I took my daughter along as ...


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October 201679

IMEX America, America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, will take place from October 18 to 20 at the Sands Expo and Convention ...


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October 201651

There's a whole lot of weighty myths that come in the way of considering China as a holiday destination. Some common threats loom large casting shows of doubt ...


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  • The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) has announced the launch of two classification programmes for desert camps and tourism villages, the first of its kind in the UAE. This move is in line with Ajman Vision 2021 to promote the emirate’s growing tourism industry. Desert camps for day use and overnight will fall under one category, while tourism villages will have different categories of five-star, four-star and three-stars based on the facilities and services that they will offer to tourists and residents.  


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