Tag: emirate

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:04

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) inaugurated the first edition of the Belgian Travel Summit (BTS) taking place until June 1 in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The ... Read More

Etihad Airways extends free two-night Abu Dhabi getaway offer

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 18:15

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, announced it is extending its free Abu Dhabi stopover campaign to the end of the year due to the popularity of the ... Read More

Central Hotels continues expansion in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 22:20

Continuing its expansion in Dubai, Central Hotels announced today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the launch of a new 5-star hotel in the emirate. Featuring 206 luxe studios and ... Read More

GCC hospitality must appeal to ‘free independent travelers’ to unlock China’s tourist market

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 29, 2019 19:10

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travelers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking ... Read More

Middle East’s finest travel brands revealed at World Travel Awards in Abu Dhabi

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 27, 2019 16:09

The Middle East’s finest travel brands have been unveiled at a star-studded gala ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The elite of the travel industry gathered for the World Travel Awards ... Read More

Arabian Travel Week launches in Dubai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 24, 2019 09:40

Reed Travel Exhibitions will launch Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows – during the 2019 edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which opens its doors ... Read More

Arab Hotel Investment Conference is back: Why it’s so amazing

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- April 11, 2019 03:44

Last year, the move of the 14th Arab Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) from Dubai Jumeirah Madinat to the neighboring Emirate Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was a huge challenge. Ras Al ... Read More

Integration of sports with tourism to enhance Sharjah’s global profile

editor editor- March 30, 2019 21:24

HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority and Vice Chairman of the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club (SIMSC), has stressed that the integration ... Read More

ATM Report: 63% of Dubai Airport passengers were in transit during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 08:56

More than 63% of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just 8% of these passengers leaving the airport to explore the ... Read More

Sharjah woos Russian tourists at Moscow International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 12, 2019 17:03

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is further boosting its presence in Russia’s tourism sector following the surge in tourist arrivals to the emirate which reached 392,691 in 2018. ... Read More

What Abu Dhabi Airports will show at Saudi International Airshow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 07:05

Abu Dhabi Airports is participating in the inaugural edition of the Saudi International Air Show, held between March 12 – 14 at Thumamah Airport, Riyadh, showcasing its role within the ... Read More

ATM: UAE set to welcome 8.92 million visitors from top five source markets by 2023,

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 13:04

Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source ... Read More

Dubai welcomed almost 16 million international overnight visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 26, 2019 18:25

According to the latest data released today by Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Dubai hosted 15.92 million international overnight visitors in 2018, marking a new high ... Read More

Starwood opens Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Sharjah

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019 18:10

Four Points by Sheraton opened its doors in Sharjah. The hotel stands at the end of the famous Sharjah Buhairah Corniche with easy access to the famous Blue and Gold ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism exceeds its target of 1 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2019 18:15

Exceeding its target of attracting 1 million visitors by 2018, Ras Al Khaimah reported 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during the year. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development ... Read More

Oceana cruise liner arrives to Dubai on its maiden voyage in Arabian Gulf

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2019 18:08

Dubai Cruise Tourism, a department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), along with its public and private sector partners welcomed cruise ship Oceana into Dubai for ... Read More

Dubai Tourism elevates customer service training

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2019 15:32

Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), a department of Dubai’s Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), continues to evolve and strengthen its guest relations and customer service training capabilities ... Read More

Global Investment in Aviation Summit to reshape aviation investment landscape

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:09

The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is holding the Global Investment in Aviation Summit on 28-29 January 2019 at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. GCAA will host more than ... Read More

FITUR beats the record for participation in its most international edition yet

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 17:25

From 23 to 27 January, Madrid will once again become the focus of attention for the international tourism community with FITUR, the International Tourism Fair, organized by IFEMA. This year’s ... Read More

IBTM Arabia 2019: The Middle East – changing perceptions

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2019 15:03

From ancient holy land, to oil rich nation, to its latest incarnation as an innovative and open business events hub, Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market ... Read More

Second hotel by Marriott International opens in Sharjah

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 10, 2019 16:10

Sharjah will be welcoming new Marriott International property in mid-January. With 225 contemporary guest rooms, the new Four Points by Sheraton hotel will offer views of the traditional Blue Souq ... Read More

The importance of cruise ship tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 7, 2019 23:55

Seychelles as a country that is totally dependent on tourism and needs to now move to better understand Cruise Ship Business. Read More

Ras Al Khaimah: More European tourists with new Poland flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 16:25

Enter Air, a charter airline of reputed tour operator TUI Poland, landed its inaugural direct flight carrying 185 passengers from Wroclaw to Ras Al Khaimah. The new route will be ... Read More

Chinese visitors to GCC will increase 81% by 2022 says ATM report

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 19, 2018 08:08

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81% from 1.6 million in 2018 to 2.9 million in 2022, according to data published ahead of ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah marks New Year’s Eve with new Guinness World Record bid

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 17, 2018 17:20

This New Year’s Eve, Ras Al Khaimah is the place to be as the Emirate readies to host the most spectacular celebration with a 12-minute fireworks display - the bid ... Read More

Address Dubai Mall: New Look and Sparkle

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 21:36

The hotel, which is part of the Emaar Hospitality Group’s Address Hotels and Resorts brand, has long been one of the emirate’s most popular options for travellers, but it hasn’t ... Read More

Surprising Sharjah – Emirate in the Gulf

editor editor- June 30, 2012 02:52

The Emirate Sharjah is the quiet brother to its glittering and glamorous brother next door - Dubai. Read More