Businesses and destinations that are leading the way in sustainable tourism have been recognized at the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC’s) Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Ceremony in Abu Dhabi this evening.
The Awards - being held at the Emirates … April 10, 2013
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"The private and public sector must come together and focus on long-term strategies, infrastructure, and initiatives, not just short-term goals, to ensure that our industry is ahead of the growth … April 9, 2013
Addressing international delegates on the first day of the 13th annual World travel & Tourism Council Global Summit, hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Etihad Airways, former US President Bill Clinton put the ball … April 9, 2013
Michael Frenzel, Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of TUI Deutschland GmbH and TUIfly GmbH and Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, declared the WTTC’s 13th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Abu Dhabi open.Here is his opening address:Your … April 9, 2013
David Scowsill, President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), is calling on the global Travel & Tourism industry “to grasp the mantle of leadership in order to influence.”
In his opening speech at the WTTC 13th Global Summit … April 9, 2013
Plans for EIBTM [ www.eibtm.com ], the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, are well underway with key exhibitors already rebooked to attend in 2013 including Jordan and Abu Dhabi. The event, confirmed to remain in Barcelona until … March 27, 2013
Seychelles has been seeing the number of visitors from the UAE grow in numbers. The islands have two Tourism Board offices in the region, one sitting in the Seychelles Embassy in Abu Dhabi and their main office sitting in Dubai. This arrangement gives … January 20, 2013
Seychelles’ relationship with the UAE was the subject of an exclusive interview given by the island’s former President, James R. Mancham, to Abu Dhabi TV at prime viewing time. Mr. Mancham said that the relationship prevailing between the Republic … November 26, 2012
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, told the press after receiving the much-coveted award for Best Marketing approach by a Tourism Board, that Seychelles was today being recognized at yet another level. It was at … October 8, 2012
As the World Routes aviation forum 2012 in Abu Dhabi closed its doors, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, paid a visit on Mr. Dick Esparon, the Seychelles Ambassador to Abu Dhabi, accompanied by the CEO of the Tourism Board, … October 2, 2012
ABU DHABI, UAE – Travelers from across the Middle East have responded extremely positively to the launch of Wego’s travel metasearch services specifically localized for each of the GCC nations in Arabic and featuring Middle Eastern airlines, hotel … October 1, 2012
An unexpected benefit of Seychelles’ attendance at the World Routes forum in Abu Dhabi held between September 29 and October 2, 2012 was winning the Best Destination Marketing Campaign by a tourism board. The Seychelles delegation led by the Minister … October 1, 2012
A Seychelles tourism delegation led by Minister for Tourism & Culture, Alain St.Ange, and including the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Elsia Grandcourt; Senior Marketing Executive, Amy Michel; and Tourism Consultant and Copywriter Glynn Burridge … October 1, 2012
Today the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) had a very active and successful panel discussion at the 18th World Route Development Forum being held in Abu Dhabi. Routes and ICTP further strengthened their partnership for upcoming Routes … September 30, 2012
ADU DHABI, UAE - As more than 350 air transport leaders make preparations for the World Route Development Strategy Summit in Abu Dhabi at the end of the week, one of the event’s speakers lays out his views on the future challenges facing the industry. … September 27, 2012
ABU DHABI, UAE - Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) today presented the key sponsors of the 18th World Route Development Forum to be held in Abu Dhabi from September 29 to October 2 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). Etihad Airways, Mubadala … September 25, 2012
It has been confirmed by the World Routes Organization that Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism & Culture, will address the World Routes Abu Dhabi Forum next week on the importance of regional cooperation.
Tourism remains … September 24, 2012
The seniority of delegates registered for World Routes, the 18th World Route Development Forum, is higher than at any previous events. This year has seen high-level registrations from all sectors of the industry, including airline and airport CEOs and … September 18, 2012
“Regional Tourism Integration: a collaborative approach to air access requirements” is the topic of discussion on the agenda at the 2012 World Routes in Abu Dhabi that will be guided in an open forum by the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
The Vanilla … August 30, 2012
MANCHESTER, England - Over 450 airline planners representing 250 airlines are now registered for the 18th World Route Development Forum, which will take place from September 29 to October 2, 2012 and is hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and … August 21, 2012
This year’s World Route Development Strategy Summit (WRDSS), taking place on Sunday, September 30 to October 1, will bring together thought leaders and decision-makers from across the aviation sector under one roof to participate in discussions and … August 15, 2012
Air Seychelles today announced the sale of codeshare flights to Milan via Etihad Airways, effective immediately.
The codeshare agreement between the partner airlines, which commenced in January, has been expanded to include travel over Abu Dhabi … June 20, 2012
Traveling to Abu-Dhabi and to other destinations beyond the Abu-Dhabi hub has now been enhanced with the signing of an agreement between the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi governments.
The agreement, which is an extra-bilateral arrangement supplementary … May 24, 2012
Gasco’s 6th travel and tourism show fromMay 6-9, 2012 at the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex on the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, saw Seychelles presented as the new holiday destination.
Gasco is an operating company engaged in the extraction of natural gas … May 13, 2012
The Travel and Tourism Agencies Council (ATTAC) organized the 8th ATTAC Travel Show at Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall from April 25-28, 2012. This is an annual event, which the council has been organizing for the past 8 years, and this year, the Seychelles was … April 29, 2012
Air Seychelles has this week launched its first inaugural flight to Abu Dhabi. This will include two frequencies flying out from Seychelles on Mondays and Saturdays. This newly-added sector forms part of the Air Seychelles restructuring program since … March 13, 2012
The Republic of Seychelles is being represented at the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) by a delegation comprised of the Minister for Investment, Natural Resources, and Industry, Mr. Peter Sinon; the Seychelles Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Dick Esparon; … January 18, 2012
The Seychelles Tourism Attaché in the island’s embassy in Abu Dhabi, started 2012 on the run as she entered Abu Dhabi’s Omeir Holidays to make a presentation on the Seychelles islands’ products and services to its travel consultants in the Holidays’ … January 4, 2012
The Seychelles Islands of the Indian Ocean made the top banner of much-read and popular “The National” newspaper of Abu Dhabi on Thursday, November 24, the very day of the official opening of the Seychelles Embassy and Tourist Office in Abu Dhabi.The … November 27, 2011
“Renewable energy is the key to the future. We will encourage private sector investment, as well as public-private sector partnerships, for the development of solar energy farms and other renewable energy projects, which will bring health, environmental, … November 27, 2011
Seychelles President James Michel has opened the doors to increased tourism cooperation and investment from the Middle East, with his symbolic unveiling of the plaque of the new Embassy of the Republic of Seychelles in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, … November 24, 2011
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced that it will hold its 13th Global Summit in Abu Dhabi in April/May 2013. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Etihad Airways will be official hosts of the biggest annual gathering of travel and … November 21, 2011
Seychelles Minister Jean Paul Adam, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were guests of the Dubai government at the 2011 Dubai Air show and jointly-held, tourism-related meetings.
Minister Adam and … November 17, 2011
ABU DHABI - International personalities who have made significant contributions to advancing sustainable development through travel and tourism will be recognized with the World Green Tourism Award, a prestigious new accolade announced today.The winner … November 10, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has met with the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, Mallallah Mubarak Al-Ameri, at State House this morning.
The President thanked the Ambassador for his efforts to develop tourism relations between … November 4, 2011
Seychelles Founding President, Sir James R. Mancham, was a guest of honor on Etihad’s first flight from Abu Dhabi to Seychelles on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. This morning from his Glacis-sur-Mer office in Mahé, Sir James Mancham issued a statement … November 3, 2011
Abu Dhabi will showcase new hotels and resorts opening imminently in the destination at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry.
Global brands such as Fairmont and Mandarin Oriental are all expanding … October 5, 2011
BERLIN, Germany - Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced today that it has officially been handed over the hosting of the next World Routes Conference in Abu Dhabi running from September 30 to October 3, 2012 and is expected to attract more 3,500 senior … October 4, 2011
ABU DHABI, UAE - Abu Dhabi Airports Company today released the traffic report for Abu Dhabi International Airport for the month of August 2011, recording a robust 14% growth over last year’s figures with passenger traffic reaching 1.09 million. Cargo … October 2, 2011
Abu Dhabi has signed a three-year deal to be the Premier Partner of World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, up to and including WTM 2012.
Abu Dhabi plans to use its partner status to promote its expanding leisure … September 27, 2010
President James Michel received a message of support and sympathy from the President of the United Arab Emirates and the Emir of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, following the bus accident on the island of Praslin on Friday.
On Saturday … June 27, 2010
President James Michel followed his state visit to India last week, with a one--day stopover to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
During the one-day visit, President Michel conducted high-level talks with the Abu Dhabi naval forces concerning … June 8, 2010
Abu Dhabi has walked off with the coveted title of Middle East’s Leading Destination in a shock announcement at this year’s prestigious World Travel Awards on Monday, May 3 at the luxurious The Address Dubai Marina.The news means that Abu Dhabi is … May 4, 2010
The Route Development Group (RDG) is pleased to announce that the 18th World Routes, the largest gathering of airlines, airports, and tourism authorities in the world, is to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2012. The forum will be hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports … January 25, 2010
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) to collaborate on the rolling out of educational strategies aimed at honing Abu Dhabi’s ability to engage the … November 20, 2009
The travel, tourism, and hospitality industry’s most coveted international recognition, the World Travel Awards, held its Middle East gala ceremony in Dubai tonight. The event was graced by a number of senior professionals from the travel, tourism, … May 5, 2009
Malta-based CHI Hotels & Resorts (CHI) has announced that within months of entering Abu Dhabi with the scheduled operation of its first Ramada Hotel in the Mafraq region, it has now concluded negotiations for the operation of a second Ramada Hotel in … February 3, 2009
Abu Dhabi and World Travel Market move into year two of a successful partnership at the exhibition. This unique two-year agreement has positioned Abu Dhabi as World Travel Market's official Premier Partner for 2007 and 2008 continuing to underline the … October 14, 2008
- Innovative promotion receives strong response- More than 100 taxis in London adorned with images of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), the apex body that regulates the tourism sector of the emirate, has embarked on an innovative promotion … August 5, 2007
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), the apex body that regulates the tourism sector of the emirate, will launch the first Hotel Classification Guide Book in August. The initiative follows a workshop held recently by the Classification Department of ADTA, … July 29, 2007