Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Editorial Calendar 2019


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


JANUARY

Looking ahead at 2019: TTN’sextensive industry report explores what to expect in hospitality this year, both globally and in the Middle East. We speak to hotels, airlines, carhire firms, destination-management companies and tourism authorities to get a low-down on upcoming trends, expansion and refurbishment plans, and challenges faced by the industry.

Business Travel: We look at corporate travel facilities offered by regional destinations, hotels and airlines for business travellers to the region.

International Destinations: Spain & Italy.

Regional Travel: Jordan.


February

Sports and Adventure Travel: Bungee jumping, paragliding, quad biking, a jungle safari or a hike up the mountains – sports and adventure enthusiasts will travel to the corners of the planet for that adrenaline rush. TTN brings together the top destinations and hotel properties in this category.

Spa Holidays: Travellers today are hankering for a break from their busy everyday lives and looking to be pampered on their travels. TTN rides the spa wave and brings the swankiest relaxation and rejuvenation options to the fore, including yoga and meditation holidays, beauty breaks and detox retreats in the region and beyond.

International Destination: Croatia.

Regional Travel: Abu Dhabi.


MARCH

ITB Berlin: We preview what’s on offer at one of the world’s largest travel shows. One of the Middle East’s few travel magazines to have their own stand at ITB Berlin every year, TTN provides an unique opportunity to reach out to the world with its extensive distribution within the International Media Pavilion and the Middle East halls.

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.

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 two-part series on one of the industry’s fast-growing sectors (see October for a second part).

International Destinations: Azerbaijan & Georgia.

Regional Destination: Kingdom of Bahrain.



APRIL

ATM Review: Our annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 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.

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: 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 Destination: Great Britain and Ireland.

Regional Travel: Kuwait



MAY

Family Holidays: With all-inclusive deals and family activities, hotels and resorts continue to innovate to cater to this important segment of tourists. TTN looks at the various offerings by leisure resorts and theme parks for the whole family in time for the summer and Eid holidays.

IMEX: TTN looks at the Middle East participants attending this dedicated Mice exhibition, held in Frankfurt. TTN is a media partner at this key event and will be distributed from the Media Café.

International Destination: Hong Kong & China.

Regional Destination:  Africa



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 the Seychelles, 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.

Car Hire & Alternative Transport: Have your clients take the wheel with our selection of top car-hire firms and the top destinations for going on a self-drive or advise them to stick to chauffeur-driven cars or even the coach, depending on where they are headed.

Travel agent training: No matter which stage of our career we may be in, a little extra knowledge always helps. Here’ 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: The Sub Continent & Indian Ocean Islands.

Regional Travel: Oman.



JULY

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

Eid Al Adha: It’s that time of the year when most people can’t help but book a quick getaway. We help you plan their holidays for them with deals you just cannot ignore.

International Destinations: North & South America.

Regional Travel: Egypt.



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: Our 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.

International Destinations: Turkeys

Regional Travel: Lebanon.



SEPTEMBER

Golf Holidays: As golfing becomes increasingly popular and more golf courses mushroom everywhere, TTN takes a look at new and existing courses around the globe. TTN will also focus on golfing packages and special offers available regionally and internationally and preview the International Golf Travel Market held in November.

Train Travel: What are the options when the journey becomes the destination itself? 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 Korea & Japan

Regional Destination: Fujairah.



OCTOBER

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

Cruising Part II: TTN takes a bi-annual look at cruising in the second 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.

Halal Travel: Halal tourism is growing 100 per cent faster than any other travel niche and is forecast to grow to by $230 billion in 2020. TTN rounds-up Muslim-friendly travel options featured in and around the region.

International Destinations: Australasia

Regional Travel: Dubai



NOVEMBER

WTM: TTN is an Official Middle East Media Network partner for the prestigious World Travel Market (WTM) 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 East hall where we share with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mice Tourism: 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 2020 demand.

Saudi Arabia Focus: 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: Morocco

Regional Destination: Sharjah & Ajman.



DECEMBER

ILTM: The International Luxury Travel Market is an invitation-only, unique event ideal for buyers and suppliers working within the international luxury travel sector 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.

Safari Holidays: Get your clients packing with these wonderful safari ideas scattered around the world from the usual suspects in Africa and the Indian Subcontinent to the more exotic Galapagos and

International Destinations: France (including Monaco).

Regional Travel: Ras Al Khaimah..

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