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UAE bucks Middle Eastern post-Arab spring tourism decline

UAE bucks Middle Eastern post-Arab spring tourism decline

International arrivals to the UAE increased healthily in 2012, reaching an estimated 11 million tourists delegates heard today at the latest WTM Vision Conference - Dubai held at Reed Travel Exhibition’s event Arabian Travel Market.Overall performance … May 7, 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 continues to strengthen its position by luring the wedding and honeymoon segment in the Middle East

Seychelles continues to strengthen its position by luring the wedding and honeymoon segment in the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board Offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, joined forces with Air Seychelles for this year’s Bride Show from January 30 to February 2 in yet another effort to increase awareness of the wide range of wedding and honeymoon opportunities … February 7, 2013
Garuda Indonesia adds six new destinations in Europe and the Middle East

Garuda Indonesia adds six new destinations in Europe and the Middle East

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia’s national carrier, launched flight services last week to six new destinations as a result of the airline's recently signed codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways. Through this worldwide codeshare … December 20, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East raises Seychelles' profile in Jordanian market

Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East raises Seychelles' profile in Jordanian market

In an effort to increase the visibility of Seychelles in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) as well as to other Levant countries, the Seychelles Tourism Office Middle East conducted a two-day educational seminar targeting the travel trade and consumers … November 16, 2012
Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

Seychelles is a “Lot More than Sand, Sea and Sun”

The strong points of the Seychelles economy have made four pages in the July edition of Khaleej Times, the Middle East business report magazine. On the tourism sector, the main pillar of the Seychelles economy, Khaleej Times has gone beyond what Seychelles … July 17, 2012
Seychelles Tourism Office, Middle East, targets KSA top corporate partners

Seychelles Tourism Office, Middle East, targets KSA top corporate partners

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East Office, in conjunction with Etihad Airways, conducted a series of corporate educational seminars to 90 key corporate clients in Dammam, Riyadh, and Jeddah Saudi Arabia during the month of May 2012 to attract traffic … May 30, 2012
Seychelles continues to work to increase its market share from the Middle East

Seychelles continues to work to increase its market share from the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board has strengthened its presence this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with an increased number of trade partners from the destination in addition to the presence of La Reunion Island Tourism (IRT) this year under the … May 6, 2012
President James Michel of the Seychelles gets the full cover of glossy Arabian Business magazine

President James Michel of the Seychelles gets the full cover of glossy Arabian Business magazine

Seychelles, the Indian Ocean’s most sought-after tourist destination, got the full cover and eight pages-plus of the most-read and respected glossy “Arabian Business” magazine. Issue 12, Volume 13 of the “Arabian Business” magazine, dated … May 6, 2012
Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer named WTTC Vice Chairman for Middle East and Africa

The President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, James Hogan, has been named World Tourism and Travel Council’s (WTTC) Vice Chairman for the Middle East and Africa. The announcement was made at the 12th WTTC Global Summit being held at … April 19, 2012
Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to the Gulf region to attract high-spending Middle East travelers to the state

Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to the Gulf region to attract high-spending Middle East travelers to the state

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The privately-managed Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA), in coordination with the HiTA tourism ambassador based in Doha, Qatar, is planning to hold a cocktail presentation for travel agents attending the upcoming Internatinoal Pow Wow … March 25, 2012
Seychelles strengthens its positioning to the diving, fishing and sailing holiday segments in the Middle East

Seychelles strengthens its positioning to the diving, fishing and sailing holiday segments in the Middle East

The Seychelles Tourism Board, Middle East, in partnership with Emirates Holidays, have joined forces at this year’s Dive Middle East Exhibition, which is held alongside the Dubai International Boat Show, to increase awareness of the impressive diving … March 18, 2012
Middle East and North African tourism to return stronger than before

Middle East and North African tourism to return stronger than before

LONDON, UK - Participants at the UNWTO/Arabian Travel Market (ATM) event on the Future of Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa held at the World Travel Market were unanimous in agreeing that tourism in the region, which has for long lived with … November 15, 2011
UNIGLOBE signs new Global Partners in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia travel markets

UNIGLOBE signs new Global Partners in Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Asia travel markets

VANCOUVER, Canada – International travel management organization, UNIGLOBE, has further expanded its Global Partner (http://corp.uniglobetravel.com/site/viewhome.asp?aid=38820&sit=314&vty=ARTICLE&tid=21281& ) network with the signing … October 24, 2011
Middle East's travel

Middle East's travel "Oscars" revealed

DUBAI - Etihad Airways, Jumeirah, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Raffles, and Royal Caribbean were among the names to emerge victorious at World Travel Awards 2011 Middle East Ceremony held at the Armani Hotel Dubai on May 2, 2011. The industry’s elite … May 2, 2011
Middle East ceremony to kick off World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2011

Middle East ceremony to kick off World Travel Awards Grand Tour 2011

World Travel Awards is set to kick off their 2011 Grand Tour with the Middle East Gala Ceremony, taking place at Armani Hotel Dubai on May 2. Hailed as the "Oscars of the travel industry" by the Wall Street Journal, more than 400 senior industry figures … March 30, 2011
World Travel Market expands WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East

World Travel Market expands WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East

World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, is expanding its successful WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East in 2011. WTM Vision Conference has run successfully for the past two years as a mid-year, … December 2, 2010
Seychelles tourism industry moves onto Middle East and South Africa

Seychelles tourism industry moves onto Middle East and South Africa

The first few weeks of May is set to be a busy time for the Seychelles tourism industry with its upcoming participation in the Arabian Travel Market 2010 (ATM) and INDABA in Dubai and South Africa, respectively. Seychelles will first be attending the … May 2, 2010
The first-ever study into Middle East gay travel unveiled at WTM

The first-ever study into Middle East gay travel unveiled at WTM

The first-ever study into gay travel to the Middle East will be unveiled at World Travel Market 2009. Out Now Consulting will reveal the findings of its study into GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) tourism to Tel Aviv during its session … October 5, 2009
Saudi Tourism Contact Center wins the Best Performance Award in the Middle East

Saudi Tourism Contact Center wins the Best Performance Award in the Middle East

The Tourism Contact Center at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) received the Award for Best Tourism Communication Center Performance in the Middle East in 2009. The award was granted by Insights International Organization for the … June 30, 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

Al Habtoor Business Tower in Dubai Marina: a new vantage point awaiting the business world of Dubai

Fulfilling the long-standing demand for world-class office spaces in the Dubai Marina area, Al Habtoor Group, the region’s leading business conglomerate, unveils the first complete commercial 5-star business tower in Dubai Marina. Forty floors of absolute … April 28, 2009

Al Ain Club UAE football stars spent time in the sun at Kempinski Hotel Ajman

AJMAN, UAE - Recent recipients of the highly-coveted UAE President’s Cup, famed football team Al Ain Club, spent the weekend at Kempinski Hotel Ajman prepping and relaxing before for their last match of the season against Ajman that took place on Saturday, … April 20, 2009

Elite Jets takes delivery of its second brand new Gulfstream G450

DUBAI – Elite Jets, the luxury private jet operator based in Dubai proudly added to its existing executive aircraft fleet a second brand new Gulfstream G450. Just like their first G450, this aircraft arrived straight from the US manufacturing plant … April 1, 2009

Support needed for developing Middle East cruise market

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Growth in the Middle East’s fledgling cruise industry, which is expected to generate revenues of US$100 million this year, is dependent on increased levels of regional participation, according to Arabian Travel Market 2009 … March 24, 2009

Robust US$18 billion religious tourism market critical to short-term revenue generation

DUBAI, UAE - While deteriorating global economic conditions look certain to dent the Middle East’s immediate inbound tourism growth, the burgeoning religious tourism sector – valued at US$18 billion per year - can play a decisive role in driving the … March 24, 2009

Travel and tourism recruitment practices must evolve

DUBAI, UAE - Recruitment best practice and employment techniques should be further developed if the Middle East travel and tourism industry is to weather a predicted skills shortage, according to Reed Travel Exhibitions, organizer of Arabian Travel Market … March 24, 2009
Middle East work boat market becomes more

Middle East work boat market becomes more "worldly"

In the three years since they last managed a maritime event in the Middle East, the organizers of April’s Work Boat Gulf Exhibition have noticed a distinct broadening of the local work boat market. It has become considerably more worldly. “Whereas … February 15, 2009
Gulf work boat demand remains strong

Gulf work boat demand remains strong

Despite the Wall Street “meltdown” and the recent 60 percent drop in the price of oil, the demand for work boats, tugs, and offshore service vessels remains strong in the Arabian Gulf. “The oil- and gas-producing states have not reduced their … December 1, 2008
Backpackers in the UK are poised to tramp around a whole new world

Backpackers in the UK are poised to tramp around a whole new world

They're re-writing their traditional itineraries, replacing them with locations more regularly associated with five- and even seven-star, sheer, unadulterated, luxury lodging. The demand for adventure and trekking packages is rocketing in Oman and … November 10, 2008
Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Healthcare information technology (IT) executives will gather in Bahrain from May 5 - 7, 2009 for the first Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference. HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization … October 27, 2008
POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary conference program

POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary conference program

POWER-GEN Middle East 2009, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power and water industries, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Bahrain from February 17-19, 2009. An excellent line up of … October 13, 2008
Rotana announces its participation as Official Host Hotel in AWTTE 2008

Rotana announces its participation as Official Host Hotel in AWTTE 2008

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Rotana, the Leading Hotel Chain in the Middle East, announced signing a one-year agreement as Official Host Hotel for the Arab World Travel and Tourism Exchange (AWTTE 2008), underlining Rotana’s commitment to Lebanon’s top … October 1, 2008
Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

Bahrain selected as site of inaugural MidEast healthcare IT conference

MANAMA - Healthcare information technology (IT) executives will gather in Bahrain during the first week of May 2009 for the First Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Middle East Conference. HIMSS is the healthcare industry's … July 31, 2008



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