Travel trends

Top 10 Trends Driving Millennial Travellers

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Nov 2018

In the current market, millennials are putting pressure on the leisure tourism industry with very specific demands. Hotels, airlines, and restaurants alike are going all out to ensure that they are ready to host these new-age travellers. Here, we round-up the top 10 trends driving millennial travel choices. Last minute travel A sign that they

ATM 2017 to focus on experiential travel & tourism

by Sophia Soltani | 21 Oct 2016

The 2017 edition of The Arabian Travel Market will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 24-27 April 2017 with key themes centered around tourists seeking adventure, culture, heritage, wellness & spa and cruising experiences. ATM 2017 will integrate the experiential theme across all of the show verticals and activities, including focused seminars

UAE residents opt for intra-regional travel during Eid breaks

by Sophia Soltani | 01 Sep 2016

New data from trivago has revealed that intra-regional travel is the top vacation choice for MENA residents during Eid. Sharm El Sheikh ranked first in the list of the top 10 travel destinations MENA residents visited during Eid Al Fitr 2016 – followed consecutively by Dubai, Makkah, Hurghada, Cairo, Medina, Istanbul, Doha, Beirut and Bahrain.

The travel-tech trends shaping the industry

by Sophia Soltani | 30 Aug 2016

As the Middle East’s travel industry grows in tandem  with ever advancing technology, a shift towards internet-based technology and the growing importance of social media for information searches are gaining momentum. An infographic, prepared ahead of the e-Travel Middle East conference highlights some of the top travel trends being seen in the Middle East, including

The Panel: On Holiday With The Third Culture Kids

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Jun 2016

Teenagers who have grown up in Dubai are internationally-minded, well-travelled young adults of the world, who have seen the city grow and have also welcomed a number of their visiting friends and family to the UAE. So what do they think of Dubai as a family holiday destination and what advice do they have for

Survey reveals just 58% of UAE residents purchase travel insurance

by Sophia Soltani | 13 Jun 2016

A recent report from compareit4me found that 80% of travellers have experienced some sort of travel-related incident. Incidents listed, included flight delays taking the top spot, followed by illness and then by trip postponement or cancellation. The survey also highlighted that theft was the top fear at 52%, followed by concern about injury or accident

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