Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tourism

Emirates Skywards Now Has 20 Million Members

Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates airline, has reached 20 million members. To celebrate this major milestone, Emirates Skywards will be celebrating with...

Passenger Traffic at DXB Tops 7.9 Million in January

Passenger traffic at Dubai International (DXB) exceeded 7.9 million in January, according to the traffic report issued by operator Dubai Airports today. DXB welcomed a...

Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Slash Travel Costs in Cities

Autonomous and shared mobility, digitalization and decentralization of energy systems require new approaches to electric mobility, according to the World Economic Forum’s report Electric Vehicles...

Dubai Tourism Launches Multi-Lingual Audio Tour Guides

Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai Tourism, has collaborated with two digital tour apps to launch two new free Dubai tours that...

International Tourism Highest in Seven Years; Expected to Grow

International tourist arrivals grew by a remarkable 7% in 2017 to reach a total of 1,322 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism...

Top City Destinations for UAE National Day Weekend

A hotel hotel price comparison website reveals that international hotel bookings are up by 35% compared to domestic bookings for UAE National Day Weekend,...

Passenger Traffic At DXB Jumps 6.9 Percent In October

Dubai International, DXB, welcomed 6.9 million passengers in October, according to the monthly traffic report issued today by operator Dubai Airports. Passenger traffic at the...

Don’t Shop Travel Deals at Work

It is probably not a good idea to shop travel deals and leisure travel from the office during business hours, according to a new...

How Middle East is Drawing In Chinese Visitors

Whether they’re after windswept deserts, archaeological treasures or luxurious beach resorts, China’s growing middle class is increasingly considering the Middle East as their next...

Top Ten Most Visited Cities in 2017

Euromonitor International unveiled the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017 Edition 1 at World Travel Market (WTM) London, the leading travel and tourism event...

Tourist Arrivals in Dubai Increased 7.5% in Q3 of 2017

Strong double-digit growth in visitor volumes from multiple markets reflects Dubai’s growing appeal and success of promotional activities across diverse geographies Dubai has maintained its...

Demand for Travel to UAE Rose over 25% on Annual Basis

According to the latest Q3 2017 data released by the Expedia group, international mobile business into the UAE has increased significantly compared to the...

New Dedicated Anchoring Areas For Yachts And Leisure Activities in Dubai

To further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness in a bid to make it a global destination for recreational marine tourism, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)...

115 Luxury Cruise Ships to Berth at Mina Rashid this Season

With Dubai becoming a premiere international cruise destination, DP World is ready to take on the increasing influx of holidaymakers with the start of...

Anticipated Social Media Buzz Can Drive Travellers Choices

How much positive feedback travelers think they'll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new University...

The Hotel Show Commentary: “Tune Down Expectations”

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, was among the top speakers today...

Global Mobile Trends 2017

The GSMA today published its second annual ‘Global Mobile Trends’ report, which provides exclusive data and analysis on the key trends shaping the future...

New Educational Options at Dubai College of Tourism

With exam results season in progress, high school leavers across Dubai will be focused on taking their next steps towards their future careers. This...

Dubai Records 10.6% Increase in Overnight Visitors in H1 of 2017

Emirate maintains strong 2017 Tourism performance, with high double-digit spikes from five of top 10 source markets India surpasses 1 million visitors in a six-month...

Strength in Global Economy Means Higher Travel Prices

According to the 2018 Global Travel Forecast, travel prices are expected to rise sharply in the coming year, reaching nearly 4 percent increases in some sectors....

Luxury Hotel Brand to Offer Bespoke Yacht Experiences

The Ritz-Carlton Takes to the Sea The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s...

Global Tourism Supports Twice as Many Jobs as Finance Industry

According to a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global Travel & Tourism sector directly sustains twice as many...

UAE Travellers Happy to Spend More on Personalised Travel

New research from global travel technology company Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) has found that travellers from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be willing...

Chinese, Russian Tourists Push Dubai Closer to 20 Million Visitors Target

Dubai maintains the strong growth in visitation since the start of 2017 from key feeder markets across the world, with standout performance from China,...