Sunday, June 13, 2021

Editorial Calendar 2020


TTN’s focus is firmly on travel agents and industry professionals with monthly pages focusing on hotels, aviation, technology, Mice and news. We look at specific events, including international exhibitions, many of which we are media partners for, and also give insight into industry trends. TTN also highlights regional and international destinations, runs features on various issues such as sustainable tourism, based on industry feedback as well as publishing periodic supplements.


SOME FEATURES MAY HAVE CHANGED DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC


JANUARY

Looking ahead at 2020: TTN’s extensive industry report explores what to expect in hospitality this year, both globally and in the Middle East. We speak to hotels, airlines, car-hire firms, destination-management companies and tourism authorities, while putting the spotlight on Expo 2020, the 173- day World Expo event hosted by Dubai.

Shopping Tourism: From exploring the fashion capitals of the world to outstanding outlet shopping experiences and VIP access to luxury stores, we share shopping holiday ideas for clients with all kinds of budgets.

Saudi Arabia Focus: Our quarterly feature where we explore the Middle East’s latest tourism destination, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it prepares itself to woo tourists with a new leisure tourism visa, an abundance of theme parks, a flurry of hospitality developments and a growing number of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Expect in-depth features, keynote interviews and fresh news stories.

International Destinations: Italy & Central Europe.

Regional Destination: Jordan


February

Adventure Travel & Polar Excursions:  Ziplining in Ras Al Khaimah, hiking up the Andes, chasing northern lights in Finland or braving a polar expedition, here are some adrenaline-pumping ideas that will click with thrill-seeking travellers.

Middle East Mice Travel:The Middle East boasts a robust inbound and outbound meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (Mice) travel market. We study the strength of our region’s Mice offering, while listing the numerous outbound options on land and sea.

International Destination: South East Asia.

Regional Destination: Kuwait.


MARCH

ITB Berlin: One of the Middle East’s few travel magazines to have their own stand at ITB Berlin every year, TTN provides a unique opportunity to reach out to the world with its extensive distribution within the International Media Pavilion and the Middle East halls. With Oman being the show’s official partner country, this year’s event will definitely put a focus on the Middle East.

Wellness & Medical Tourism:  Wellness retreats boasting innovative spa treatments, yoga programmes and Wi-Fi free vacations will be discussed in this feature hand in hand with specialised medical travel ideas: think plastic surgery and body contouring clinics, dental consulting to specialised weight-loss therapy.

Cruising Part I:  TTN looks at the growing number of cruise operators serving or targeting the region as well as the development of cruise terminals in the first of our three-part series on one of the industry’s fast-growing sectors.

International Destinations: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Regional Destination: Kingdom of Bahrain.



APRIL

ATM Preview: (MOVED TO JUNE) Our annual Arabian Travel Market preview in support of the region’s biggest travel event held in Dubai covers exhibitors and their products or services being featured or launched during the show.TTN is a Preferred Media Partner and is the sponsor of the successful travel agents’ competition running alongside the event, and benefits from extensive distribution.

Be Expo 2020 ready:  With millions of visitors and more than 200 participants expected to take part, Expo 2020 Dubai represents an extraordinary opportunity for the entire tourism industry. Learn how you can work with Expo 2020 by selling tickets with value-added travel and visitor services as an Authorised Ticket Reseller.

Ramadan Offers & Eid Ideas:  We round up the best Ramadan packages and deals on offer from hotels, airlines, tour operators and tourism boards in the region. For Eid, TTN looks at attractive staycation packages around the GCC to short- and long-haul destinations.

Saudi Arabia Focus: (MOVED TO JUNE) Our quarterly feature where we explore the Middle East’s latest tourism destination, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it woos tourists with a new leisure tourism visa.

International Destination: Japan, South Korea & Taiwan

Regional Destination: Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman & Fujairah



MAY

Family Holidays: With all-inclusive deals and family activities, hotels and resorts continue to innovate to cater to this important segment of tourists.

Staycation deals: Make the most of the deals in your backyard this summer by opting to go on a staycation instead. Our collection of deals will be perfect for the work-from-home professionals, families with kids or a short weekend break.

International Destination: Russia & Eastern Europe

Regional Destination: Kenya, Uganda & Rwanda



JUNE

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons:  Be it a private wedding in a small village somewhere in the South of France or a huge affair in Montenegro, tying the knot out of one’s home town requires a lot of planning. TTN puts together a list of wedding vacations and hot honeymoon holidays in time for a perfect spring wedding.

Cruising Part II: TTN looks at the growing number of cruise operators serving or targeting the region as well as the development of cruise terminals in the second of our three-part series on one of the industry’s fast-growing sector.

Travel Agent Training:  No matter which stage of our career we may be in, a little extra knowledge always helps. Here’s our lowdown on some of the best travel agent education programmes out there, from Iata diplomas to certificates issued by tourism bodies around the world.

International Destinations: Great Britain and Ireland.

Regional Destination: Egypt.



JULY

Summer & Eid Offers:  School’s out! Make the best of hot summer discounts and allinclusive packages across the hospitality board from car-hire and destination management wholesalers to hotels and airlines.

Sustainable Travel & Accessible Tourism:  Travellers in the region are slowly looking to patronise destinations and hotels that focus on sustainability and inclusion. Our round up of travel ideas includes eco-conscious and community-aware destinations, while highlighting holiday ideas for groups with people of determination.

International Destinations: North & South America.

Regional Destination: Oman.



AUGUST

Medical & Wellness Tourism:  Medical and alternative solutions to health matters will be discussed as specialised sensitivity training and medical knowledge is increasingly expected from agents and operators who book these services for their clients. As countries around the world take interest in the health tourism market, TTN will provide information on what regional and overseas countries are offering.

Summer Offers Part II:  The second part to our summer offer series. Take the clients to cooler climes! Make the best of these hot summer packages across the region and beyond.

Train Travel:  What are the options when the journey itself becomes the destination? TTN looks at amazing train journeys around the world, from narrow gauge heritage rides and scenic trips up snow-capped mountains to high-tech sky trains and everything in between.

International Destinations: South Africa

Regional Destination: The Indian Subcontinent.



SEPTEMBER

Golf Holidays: Golf holidays do not have to be torture for those who don’t know a golf club from a caddy.TTN takes a look at new and existing golf courses around the globe, while sharing interesting activities for the rest of the group.

Expo 2020 Update: TTN  Only a month to go. With millions of visitors and more than 200 participants expected to take part, Expo 2020 Dubai represents an extraordinary opportunity for the entire tourism industry. Read on for our update on participants, visitor services and holiday ideas around the 173-day event.

International Destinations: Portugal & Spain.

Regional Destination: Dubai.



OCTOBER

Winter Holidays: Skiing holidays in Europe, North America, Lebanon, Dubai and elsewhere - TTN looks at the winter holiday options available globally.

Cruising Part III:  TTN takes a closer look at cruising in the third part of our series to recognise the growing popularity of cruises in the region both in the leisure and Mice segments. We also share key winter deployments that may impress your clients.

ITB Asia:  ITB Asia is Asia Pacific’s leading trade show.TTN as a media partner will highlight the Asian and the Middle East participants and look at the key initiatives in a preview of this three-day event.

Stopover Tourism:   Two (or more) destinations for the price of one? What’s not to love about that? We discuss stopover tourism ideas from around the world and the region, and why it should be part of your itineraries this year.

International Destinations: Australasia.

Regional Travel: Abu Dhabi.



NOVEMBER

WTM London: TTN is an Official Middle East Media Network partner for the prestigious World Travel Market held in London and will showcase industry products and services particularly those from the Middle East. We will have excellent exposure and distribution at the event through the Media Pavilion and in the Middle hall where we share with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mice Travel: TTN previews IBTM World, the leading annual Mice exhibition held in Barcelona and is widely distributed at this event. We also explore the fast-rising meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions offerings in the region to meet the demand generated by Expo 2020.

Saudi Arabia Focus:  Our quarterly feature were we explore the Middle East’s latest tourism destination, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as it prepares itself to woo tourists with a new leisure tourism visa, an abundance of theme parks, a flurry of hospitality developments and a growing number of Unesco World Heritage Sites. Expect in-depth features, keynote interviews and fresh news stories.

Expo 2020 Update:  With millions of visitors and more than 200 participants, Expo 2020 Dubai is a great opportunity for the clever travel seller. We share some ideas about how to upsell, value-add and bulk-sell during the Expo, and make the most of the ongoing promotions.

International Destinations: Turkey

Regional Destination: Sharjah



DECEMBER

ILTM Cannes:  The International Luxury Travel Market is an invitation-only, unique event ideal for buyers and suppliers who strive to provide guests with the ultimate customised luxury experience.TTN is the Middle East Media partner at this exclusive event.

Luxury by TTN,  a special annual supplement highlights a collection of luxury experiences available for today’s elite traveller.

International Destinations: France & Monaco

Regional Destination: Indian Ocean Islands



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