Dubai, Hamburg airports have excellent tourism potential

DUBAI – The Hamburg Airport’s chief executive officer Michael Eggenschwiler has said that Dubai and Hamburg airports have excellent tourism potential and Emirates airline played active role to help double Gulf tourists to Germany in the last five years. Eggenschwiler at the third Dubai-Hamburg Business Forum talked to Khaleej Times about the importance of Dubai…

Kanoo Travel gaining from ‘power of partnership’

Kanoo Travel announced recently that it is working closely with American Express to put together a strategy to overcome challenges and deliver product and service excellence in the Middle East region. Kanoo Travel said it would invest further in technology and increase their collaboration with American Express by sharing global best practices and local expertise…

UAE National Day Celebrations – 2011

In a night full of surprises, the Government of Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Australia New Zealand Representative Office and Emirates Airlines celebrated the 40th anniversary of the UAE National Day with His Excellency, Al Nuaimi UAE Ambassador to Australia New Zealand. The Shangri La Hotel last night attracted key industry personnel who…

Dubai Airport Freezone-HRG DNATA travel fair a big success

Text size     “We congratulate HRG, Emirates Airlines, Emirates Holidays and Marhaba Services for participating in this event and making it a big success…”- Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General, Dubai Airport Freezone United Arab Emirates, Dubai: More than 500 professionals from Dubai Airport Freezone companies participated in a two-day travel fair Organized by…

Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic unveils its new hair transplant facility as medical tourism rises

The rise in hair transplant treatments follows the improved quality of the procedure, and the overall perceived social acceptability of a treatment that many celebrities have undergone. In fact, anecdotal evidence suggests that the number of hair transplant procedures in Dubai have increased substantially in the last three years. “It is well known that hair…

Dubai hotels see tourism pick-up amid Arab Spring

Hotels in Dubai reported strong RevPAR and profit growth during the month of September, according to the latest data published by TRI Hospitality Consulting. Since the beginning of 2011, Dubai’s tourism and hotel sector has witnessed strong signs of recovery as the Arab Spring diverted both international and regional tourists to safer locations such as…

Middle East travel retail sales soar

Text size     Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 Gulf News Dubai This year’s Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) Conference, which ended yesterday, strongly focused on the vibrancy of the Middle East’s travel retail market which continued its strong performance despite political instability in the region. Having attracted a record audience of 486 delegates, the…

A creative holiday in Dubai

Creative Holidays, a division of the Travel Corporation and Australia’s leading independent holiday company, has held their annual Brand Management Conference in Dubai. The conference was attended by 37 members of the senior management team, including the Managing Director of Creative Holidays, Paul McGrath, and CEO of the Travel Corporation, John Weeks. Hosted by Dubai…