The GCC’s online travel sector witnessed a substantial growth in mobile transactions during the first half of 2018, with a 168% increase in bookings made on mobile devices, according to the H1 & Summer 2018 Travel Insights Report released by Cleartrip. The report sheds light on the ever-evolving online travel sector and shifting customer behaviour
Wego has released the MENA Traveller Destination Leaderboards for Q2-2018 highlighting the rise and fall in popularity of travel destinations amongst travellers from the MENA. According to the report, the second quarter of 2018 has seen significant changes in the ranking of the most popular destinations for MENA based travellers. This reflects the changing consumer
Russia jumps five spots with highest recorded growth at 74% year-on-year and India retains position as Dubai’s top source market with 3% growth in H1 2018. Dubai welcomed a record 8.10 million international overnight tourists during the first six months of 2018, representing a consistent increase within the same period last year. Figures released by
Giraffe will now serve a new range of luxury lattes across all airport locations in Dubai International Airport Terminal 3, as well as in Giraffe Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. The venue, operated by Emirates Leisure retail will be adding a splash of colour to their coffee with the recently launched range of four new coloured
Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) has won the global award for Best Airport Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year with Kitchen by Mike at the Airport Food and Beverage Awards in Finland last week. ELR uses locally sourced produce with Mike McEnearney’s canteen style eatery in the newly transformed Sydney Airport T1 International City View Precinct.
The online travel agency Musafir.com has appointed Rajesh Pareek as its new group CEO. Pareek has moved on from his role at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), where he was chief financial officer from January 2011 to December 2016. He spearheaded a number of high profile projects during his time at DIFC, not least the
The latest advances in tourism technology will be showcased at Arabian Travel Market, which takes place from April 24-27 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Biometric bag tagging solutions, cloud passports, personalised travel, spontaneous travel apps and virtual reality travel are just some of the trends driving the tourism industry, according to a new report produced
Northern Irish company, Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) recently supplied themed street furniture to the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure. Owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and managed by IMG Worlds. ESF supplied over 150 themed custom benches and 450 themed litter bins to the newly opened theme park. Alan
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.
According to the latest traffic report issyes by Dubai Airports, passenger traffic at Dubai’s second airport, Dubai World Central (DWC) has peaked at more than 95%. Passenger traffic for the first six months of the year totalled 410,278, up 95.4% compared to 209,989 passengers recorded during the corresponding period in 2015. Passenger traffic at DWC