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Middle East sees slump in premium air travel

Premium air travel for markets connected to the Middle East had witnessed a gradual climb over recent months but took a dip in June due to the timing of Ramadan, which started in June this year, said a report. The holy month tends to su

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UAE travel agents explore Seychelles

A group of travel agents from the UAE recently visited Seychelles as part of a familiarisation trip arranged by the Seychelles Tourism Board’s office in the Middle East. The trip aimed to further encourage the agents to push

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ME carriers see passenger traffic rise 10.5pc

Middle East carriers saw passenger traffic increase by 10.5 per cent in June, while capacity jumped 19.5 per cent causing a plunge in load factor by 5.7 percentage points to 74.3 per cent, said a report. Although results were positive,

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Consumer choice, innovation 'key drivers of aviation sector'

Consumer choice and innovation are the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry, said Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Florida (US).

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Consumer choice, innovation 'key drivers of aviation sector'

Consumer choice and innovation are the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry, said Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Orlando, Flori

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US plans to end Cuba travel and trade restrictions

Republican and Democratic US senators were to introduce amendments to a Senate bill on Thursday that would end some major US restrictions on travel and trade with Cuba, according to documents seen by Reuters. The measures being put forw

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TTF season kicks-off with Hyderabad show

The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) season has kicked off in Hyderabad, India, as the tourism industry is upbeat aft er the new thrust to the sector by the government. The three-day show will run till July 26 at Hyderabad’s

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Pack like a pro -- tips from Samsonite

Tourists travelling this summer face one common problem – packing their luggage. Samsonite, a leading luggage manufacturer and retailer, has listed out tips to help travellers ‘pack like a pro’ – be it for leisure holiday

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Global commercial airlines to hire 558,000 new pilots

Rise in demand for travel will see commercial airlines recruiting and training 558,000 new pilots over the next 20 years, with about 40 per cent of those pilots needed in the Asia Pacific region, said a report. Similarly, around 609,000

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Middle East sees rise in premium air traffic

Premium air traffic through the Middle East increased over the recent months, with international travel to Africa and Europe jumping 22.8 per cent and 7.1 per cent respectively, in May. Furthermore, premium travel to the Far East also r

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