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Leading sustainable tourism businesses celebrated at WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

Leading sustainable tourism businesses celebrated at WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

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
WTTC issues wake-up call to private and public sector to work closely together for Travel & Tourism's long-term future

WTTC issues wake-up call to private and public sector to work closely together for Travel & Tourism's long-term future

***EMBARGOED UNTIL APRIL 10, 2013, 1700 HOURS UAE TIME*** "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
Presidential Perspective: Travel and tourism industry has potential to challenge global economic interdependence and influence course of 21st century

Presidential Perspective: Travel and tourism industry has potential to challenge global economic interdependence and influence course of 21st century

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 WTTC 13th Global Summit opening speech

Michael Frenzel WTTC 13th Global Summit opening speech

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
WTTC’s President urges Travel & Tourism industry to increase its leadership and influence

WTTC’s President urges Travel & Tourism industry to increase its leadership and influence

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
Strong demand for Middle East exhibitors at EIBTM 2013

Strong demand for Middle East exhibitors at EIBTM 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 intensifies its marketing and sales drive on Abu Dhabi

Seychelles intensifies its marketing and sales drive on Abu Dhabi

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
Former Seychelles President Mancham interviewed on Abu Dhabi TV

Former Seychelles President Mancham interviewed on Abu Dhabi TV

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
Seychelles Tourism Minister reacts after receiving award from World Routes in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles Tourism Minister reacts after receiving award from World Routes in Abu Dhabi

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
Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange meets with press at Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles Minister Alain St.Ange meets with press at Embassy in Abu Dhabi

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
A new generation of online travelers are driving rapid growth for Wego across the Middle East

A new generation of online travelers are driving rapid growth for Wego across the Middle East

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
Seychelles wins prestigious tourism award at World Routes 2012 in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles wins prestigious tourism award at World Routes 2012 in Abu Dhabi

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
Seychelles tourism delegation attends World Routes aviation conference in Abu Dhabi

Seychelles tourism delegation attends World Routes aviation conference in Abu Dhabi

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
ICTP helps to successfully kick off Routes Forum in Abu Dhabi

ICTP helps to successfully kick off Routes Forum in Abu Dhabi

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
Record numbers expected for air transport summit as Qatar Airways talks sustainability

Record numbers expected for air transport summit as Qatar Airways talks sustainability

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
Global and local partners line up to sponsor 2012 World Routes Development Forum

Global and local partners line up to sponsor 2012 World Routes Development Forum

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
Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, will address World Routes delegates on the importance of regional cooperation for tourism

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism & Culture, will address World Routes delegates on the importance of regional cooperation for tourism

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
Tourism ministers join airline CEOs at World Routes

Tourism ministers join airline CEOs at World Routes

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
Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands to take the floor for Routes Talks Tourism Theatre at World Routes in Abu Dhabi

Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands to take the floor for Routes Talks Tourism Theatre at World Routes in Abu Dhabi

“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
World's major airlines head to Abu Dhabi for World Routes

World's major airlines head to Abu Dhabi for World Routes

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
Industry leaders unite for World Route Development Strategy Summit

Industry leaders unite for World Route Development Strategy Summit

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 launches codeshare flights to Italy with Etihad Airways

Air Seychelles launches codeshare flights to Italy with Etihad Airways

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
Modern air services arrangement for Seychelles and Abu Dhabi

Modern air services arrangement for Seychelles and Abu Dhabi

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
The Seychelles islands... another world at the GASCO 6th travel and tourism show in Abu Dhabi Corniche

The Seychelles islands... another world at the GASCO 6th travel and tourism show in Abu Dhabi Corniche

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 Seychelles islands are making waves at the 8th ATTAC Travel Show in Abu Dhabi

The Seychelles islands are making waves at the 8th ATTAC Travel Show in Abu Dhabi

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 launches flights to Abu Dhabi

Air Seychelles launches flights to Abu Dhabi

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
Seychelles delegation to the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi from January 15-19, 2012

Seychelles delegation to the 5th World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi from January 15-19, 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
Abu Dhabi Omeir Holidays consultants get their first taste of the exotic Seychelles

Abu Dhabi Omeir Holidays consultants get their first taste of the exotic Seychelles

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
Seychelles makes the front cover on

Seychelles makes the front cover on "The National" newspaper of Abu Dhabi

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
Seychelles President says that the future is in renewables

Seychelles President says that the future is in renewables

“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
A world of opportunities for tourism and investment unveiled

A world of opportunities for tourism and investment unveiled

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
Abu Dhabi to host WTTC’s Global Summit in 2013

Abu Dhabi to host WTTC’s Global Summit in 2013

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 delegation at the Dubai Air Show holds important trade meetings

Seychelles delegation at the Dubai Air Show holds important trade meetings

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
ICTP partners with World Green Tourism Award to be presented in Abu Dhabi

ICTP partners with World Green Tourism Award to be presented in Abu Dhabi

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
Seychelles President Michel welcomes Etihad Airways launch

Seychelles President Michel welcomes Etihad Airways launch

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 meets with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE

Seychelles Founding President meets with His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the UAE

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 to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 2011

Abu Dhabi to showcase new hotels and resorts at WTM 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
Abu Dhabi Airports Company to host world’s largest air transport networking event in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports Company to host world’s largest air transport networking event in Abu Dhabi

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
August sees 14% passenger growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport

August sees 14% passenger growth at Abu Dhabi International Airport

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 signs three-year deal as World Travel Market’s Premier Partner

Abu Dhabi signs three-year deal as World Travel Market’s Premier Partner

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
Abu Dhabi sends air ambulance to assist with Seychelles bus accident victims

Abu Dhabi sends air ambulance to assist with Seychelles bus accident victims

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
Syechelles president follows India visit with Abu Dhabi high level talks

Syechelles president follows India visit with Abu Dhabi high level talks

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 captures leading destination title from Dubai

Abu Dhabi captures leading destination title from Dubai

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
Abu Dhabi to host World Routes 2012

Abu Dhabi to host World Routes 2012

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
PolyU signed Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

PolyU signed Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority

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
Abu Dhabi wins multiple awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

Abu Dhabi wins multiple awards at the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

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
CHI Hotels and Resorts adds second Ramada Hotel in Abu Dhabi

CHI Hotels and Resorts adds second Ramada Hotel in Abu Dhabi

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 in second year of premier partnership with WTM

Abu Dhabi in second year of premier partnership with WTM

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

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority showcases the emirate’s splendour on London taxis

- 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 to launch Hotel Classification Guidebook in August

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



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