Author: Ozgur Tore

Emirates Enhances trans-Tasman connectivity

Qantas and Emirates announced additional network changes under the joint partnership which provide customers with greater year-round frequency and more services between Australia and New Zealand. From March 2018, Emirates will stop flying from Melbourne and Brisbane to Auckland and instead focus on its non-stop Auckland-Dubai service. Emirates will retain its existing daily A380 flights from Dubai to Christchurch via Sydney, and the airline is also evaluating potential new direct services between New Zealand and Dubai. At the same time, to provide greater choice across the Tasman, Qantas will increase the frequency of its services between the two countries,...

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The 12th Annual Congress of Natalie Tours Starts in Dubai

The 12th Annual Congress of Natalie Tours’ managers started up in Dubai. Held at the majestic Atlantis the Palm 5*, the event brought together over two hundred CEOs and owners of Russian travel agencies, who have shown the best sales performance in the UAE destination during this year.   For two decades now, the leading Russian tour operator with a 25-year history of work in the Russian travel services market has been holding this event to award best sellers, discuss further cooperation with top managers of retail companies and motivate its partners to promote the travel direction and increase...

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Dubai Business Events at IMEX America

Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau and a division of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, once again has a strong presence at IMEX America, the leading exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, which is taking place 10-12 October at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, USA. Planners will find out about the latest venues and activities for business event groups, including La Perle, a new permanent aqua theatre show created by Franco Dragone, and the 150-metre tall Dubai Frame, which offers views of both the historic and modern parts of the city. They...

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DUKES Dubai hosted 130 UAE members of Les Clefs d’Or

DUKES Dubai recently welcomed 130 UAE members of Les Clefs d’Or on the luxury five-star Palm Jumeirah hotel for their regular monthly meeting. Concierges of various five-star hotels in the UAE, members of the Dubai Concierge Group and full members of Les Clefs d’Or UAE attended the meeting, which focused on current market conditions in Dubai as well as an update provided by Dubai Tourism. There was a welcome message from Les Clef d’Or (which literally means the golden key) President Abey Sam, who also welcomed new members to the group and reiterated the pivotal role concierges play within a...

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Etihad Airways to fly between Abu Dhabi, UAE and Baku, Azerbaijan

Etihad Airways plans to launch scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The service will be operated three times a week using a 136-seat Airbus A320, configured with 16 seats in Business Class and 120 in Economy. Azerbaijan introduced a visa waiver programme for UAE nationals in November 2015 and expanded it to other GCC nations in early 2016. This prompted a surge in travel from across the GCC to the emerging tourist destination located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, which offers visitors...

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