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The third edition of Travel Trade Maldives took place from June 11 to 13, with 500 industry professionals from top 160 resort properties, international tr ...


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The Sultanate of Oman welcomed more than 3 million visitors last year: 1.4 million of these visitors were GCC citizens and almost 200,000 were cruise ship ...


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Amadeus has signed a landmark hospitality distribution agreement with Booking.com to integrate its accommodation content into the Amadeus Travel Plat ...


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Abu Dhabi Airports is to host the Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2019, taking place from November 25 to 27 at Abu Dhabi Nationa ...


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TIME Hotels, the UAE-headquartered hospitality company and hotel operator, is expanding its operations with the opening of several new properties across t ...


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ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET (ATM) 2019, held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 to May 1, witnessed a 106 per cent increase in visitors from China and a 20 pe ...


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  • The Church and Monastery on Sir Bani Yas Island, the first Christian site discovered in the UAE, has reopened its doors to visitors following the implementation of conservation measures and site enhancements by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

  • MasterChef, the TV Experience, the world’s-first, screen-to-plate restaurant concept is now live at Millennium Place Marina. Diana Chan, the MasterChef Australia 2017 victor, will curate a five-course tasting menu from July 6 to 12 for $60 per person. Diners can also opt for the beverage pairing option for $100. Chan and Head Chef Margarita Vaamonde-Beggs are also offering a limited seating masterclass open to 12 would-be chefs on Sunday, July 7 from 5pm. The participants would recreate Chan’s famous ‘Taro and Tofu Tortellini’ using pasta made from scratch costing just $110 per person.

     

  • Martabaan envisaged as a ‘contemporary classic’ Indian dining destination by Hemant Oberoi, has opened recently at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. The opulent ambience, with splendid views of the Arabian Gulf’s crystal blue waters and the Emirates Palace Marina, is a perfect complement for its mystic flavours and creativity. Chef Oberoi is a celebrated master chef and the first Indian chef nominated to the World Gourmet Club.

  • ITL World, the leading travel management company (TMC) in the GCC and India, has been awarded ‘Superbrand’ status for the third year in a row. Dr Siddeek Ahmed, chairman & managing director, ITL World said: “This accolade is a testament to the consistent and quality services delivered by our team across all customer segments. Not only does it acknowledge hard work but it also enhances our credibility and buoys us to strengthen and expand our presence globally.”

  • To celebrate Pollinator Month, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has launched a new interactive digital hub, fairmontbeesustainable.com. The new platform was created to help educate guests and Fairmont colleagues about the importance of global bee health. The brand has installed cameras and hive-tracking devices at its properties around the world. State-of-the-art technology track the number of visiting bees and distance they travelled per day while honey data collected included analysis of the flower, tree and plant nectars used.

     

  • In addition to applying for an Italian visa at VFS Global Visa Application Centre, travellers heading to Italy from Bahrain now have access to a wealth of information at the newly inaugurated Italia Tourist Information Centre located in Manama. VFS Global also launched The Little Book of Italy travel guide at the opening ceremony, in the presence of Domenico Bellato, Ambassador of Italy to Bahrain, on June 16.

  • Martabaan envisaged as a ‘contemporary classic’ Indian dining destination by Hemant Oberoi, has opened recently at Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. The opulent ambience, with splendid views of the Arabian Gulf’s crystal blue waters and the Emirates Palace Marina, is a perfect complement for its mystic flavours and creativity. Chef Oberoi is a celebrated master chef and the first Indian chef nominated to the World Gourmet Club.

  • Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has reported a steady incline in tourism volumes from Romania, welcoming 29,670 overnight visitors in the first three months of 2019, a 24 per cent year-on-year growth in overnight visitors from Romania when compared to Q1 2018.


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