IN a drive to promote global tourism, and to place emphasis on sustainable tourism, Skal International’s Dubai chapter has upgraded its website.
The new site will provide up-to-date information and news on the region’s travel and tourism developments, according to Chris Anns, Skal Dubai vice president.
Skal International is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world that promotes global tourism and friendship (www.skal.org)
Anns said that research figures estimate that the MENA region will see 52 million people online by 2008, with 50 per cent online penetration in the UAE alone, according to Madar Research: “The UAE’s booming economy calls for a fast adoption of internet-based services and Skal Dubai wants to be part of the online network for tourism information.“
The UAE’s internet users are projected to reach three million by 2009, with 32 per cent penetration in the household sector, and 45 per cent in the business sector.
“Re-launching the website has been an exciting challenge,“ he said. “With these improvements www.skaldubai.org will continue to inform members and visitors to the site about the Skal’s activities locally, regionally and internationally.“
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.