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Arabian Travel Market 2008

Qatar Airways mulls launch of budget carrier

ATM: Airline would set up low-cost unit to fend off competition from rivals, CEO says.

Qatar not impacted by A380 delay, eyes more orders
ATM: CEO confident Qatar Airways will receive five superjumbos on time.

Dubailand dismisses delay rumours
Travel & Hospitality
ATM: $63bn mega tourism development 'completely on track', claims senior company exec.

Emaar dismisses fears of luxury hotel oversupply
Travel & Hospitality
ATM: Demand for high-end hotels will continue for at least the next decade, exec says.


Agents face worst financial woes in 2008
Travel agents region-wide face a barrage of obstacles hampering the progress and need to improve.

Gemma Greenwood  

Middle East travel set to soar
YouGovSiraj director of travel & tourism research Jane Wilson discusses regional business and leisure travel trends.

Jane Wilson


    Dubai showcases China's most beautiful city

    ATM: China's best tourism city Hangzhou comes to Arabian Travel Market for first time.

    Etihad readies $20bn aircraft order

    ATM: Abu Dhabi airline poised to order up to 100 planes in year's biggest aircraft order - CEO.

    Saudis lining up to blast off into outer space

    ATM: Tourists in kingdom showing most interest in taking space holiday - Virgin Galactic.

    Tatweer brings Legoland to Dubai

    ATM: Dubailand theme park will be the iconic brand's first outside of Europe and North America.

    Etihad Airways on course to break even by 2010

    ATM: Airline confident of turning profit in two years, backs calls to free up Gulf airspace.

    Nakheel to take legal action over project delays

    ATM: Dubai master developer introduces clause into all sales contracts, CEO says.

    Emirates hit by A380 delay

    ATM: Situation 'very serious' and will cause 'serious damage' to airline, says President Tim Clark.

    Sheikh Ahmed kicks off ATM

    ATM: Emirates Group chairman and CEO cuts ribbon to open 15th edition of Arabian Travel Market.

    Dubai tourist numbers to hit 10mn by 2010

    ATM: Dubai tourism authority predicts hotel numbers to rise to 488 in two years.

    Silverjet subject of takeover battle

    Business-class airline has had 'a number of discussions' with investors from Middle East and Asia - CEO.

    Saudi 'not yet ready to open up'

    But importance now placed on tourism in kingdom has led to restructure of industry, official says.

    Business travel booms in Middle East

    SURVEY: Residents across Gulf increasingly on the move, more than half respondents plan to increase travel.

    Gulf residents among world's most travelled

    SURVEY: Four out of five have travelled to at least two countries in past year.

    Business travellers key to airline profitability

    SURVEY: Marked differences revealed in how we travel for business and pleasure.

    Middle East travellers prove expensive acquisitions

    SURVEY: Discounts required to make loyal passengers switch from rival airlines.

    Lack of GCC airspace capacity threatens Dubai's growth

    Dubai Airports chief calls for intra-regional cooperation to unlock restricted airspace.

    No repeat of Heathrow's T5 disaster, says Dubai

    Dubai determined to learn from T5 opening woes, says airports chief.

    Nakheel, Jafza launch budget hotel brand

    Dubai World subsidiaries bring EasyHotel brand to region.

    Culture and comfort key for Gulf travellers

    SURVEY: Almost four in five opt for time with family and cultural offerings.

    Flyers say no to paying for green travel

    Most frequent flyers would not pay more for environmentally friendly air travel.

    The world on show in Dubai

    ATM organisers aim to provide more than a space venture with seminars, hosted buyers, a travel agent initiative, 2000-plus exhibitors and a user-friendly floor plan.

    Virgin Galactic seeks space agents

    Virgin Galactic will be looking to appoint sales agents for its space flights at ATM.

    Kanoo to reveal expansion plans

    Kanoo Travel will unveil details of its new international and regional offices at this year's ATM.

    Etihad F1 boost for Abu Dhabi image

    Etihad Airways will promote its recently announced sponsorship of the Scuderia Ferrari F1 team at this year's Arabian Travel Market.

    IHG predicts budget hotel growth

    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has forecast a significant growth in demand for budget accommodation in the Middle East and is to promote the opening of its second budget hotel in Dubai at ATM.

    East Coast growth on agenda

    Le Meridien Al Aqah in Fujairah will use ATM to highlight the growth of the East Coast's tourism industry.

    Trade must cater to blind tourists

    The Middle East travel trade must do more to cater to the needs of blind and partially-sighted tourists, according to a blind tourism specialist.

    ADNH to promote Dubai

    Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) will use ATM to promote the openings of its two Dubai properties in 2008.

    Silverjet to discuss expansion

    Business carrier Silverjet will discuss its expansion plans with the travel trade at ATM.

    Marriott Germany targets the region

    Two of Marriott International's German properties have announced their intentions to target the Middle East market.


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