May 2016, Issue: 5 Volume: 34

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The trending trio of destinations
May 2016947

While rich in history, resources and tradition of welcoming visitors in the past, the countries of Iran, Georgia and Azerbaijan have had to face geopolitical ...

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France is gearing for a return to ATM next year
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France will be participating at Arabian Travel Market every alternative year, with participation confirmed for 2017, the regional office of Atout France ...

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This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which took place last month at Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25 to 28, welcomed 423 main stand holders ...


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May 2016907

Children and families are fast gaining traction to be one of the most important leisure markets around the world as multi-generational travel takes ...


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May 2016619

Last year, Switzerland Tourism launched The Grand Tour of Switzerland, which combines the highlights of Switzerland with a beautifully scenic 1643 km route, ...


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May 2016749

The Oman Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to more than double its number of international visitors over the next two decades as part of its new ...


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May 2016510

The Address Hotels + Resorts has advanced in-room automation services with the launch of iGENIE, available across all its properties. ...


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May 2016806

The first edition of Himachal Travel Mart took place in the Ridge, a gloriously sunbathed open terrace in the heart of Shimla (7,238 feet), and ...


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As the Middle East outpaces global growth in air traffic, airports in the region are investing millions of dollars toward airport technology and system ...


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May 2016568

Launched earlier this year, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a global collection of unique and independent stay experiences. The collection will include a ...


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May 2016711

As part of its drive to boost investment to Bahrain’s tourism sector, one of the Kingdom’s key areas of growth, the Economic Development Board (EDB) ...


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UNLESS you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ll have come across the term "growth hacking" before. Growth hacking is a marketing ...


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  • Scheduled to open in October this year, Dubai Parks and Resorts hosted key destination management companies from all over the UAE for a behind-the-gates sneak peek last month. More than 50 destination management companies attended the destination on 19th April and were split into three groups to tour the three theme parks – motiongate, LEGOLAND and Bollywood Parks and the waterpark. Meanwhile, annual passes were launched starting from Dh755 ($205) for Bollywood Parks going up to Dh6995 ($1,904) for VIP Annual Passes that include unlimited and priority access to all the parks, discounts and a host of other exclusive benefits.


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