General Travel News

Fewer Dubai Travel Agents Will Attend WTM In Dubai

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) said far fewer travel agents in Dubai will participate in the World Travel Market (WTM) in London next week despite lower costs and the fact that London is Dubai’s biggest single source of visitors.  DTCM reduces its rental rates by 50 percent to encourage participation.  A DTCM source said that many hotels and tour operators did not have a budget to attend the event and did not believe participation would be helpful in boosting visitor numbers, due to the economic downturn in the UK.

Hoteliers said space at the Dubai display this year cost between US$10,000(Dh 36,730) and USD$50,000, depending on size and location.  Saleh al Geziry explained “A lot of companies are joining their corporate stands rather than having a stand with us. It’s a strategic decision.”  Mr. Geziry is the director of overseas promotions and inward missions for the DTCM.
 

More General Travel News
View Dubai’s Iconic Landmarks in a Helicopter
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
Latest Travel News
Big jump in international passengers for...
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Featured Sights To See
St. Basil's Cathedral

St. Basil's Cathedral

Moscow, Russia

This was built in the 1500s to commemorate Russia's victory over the Mongol Tartars in 1555. Popular belief holds that Ivan the Terrible had the architect's eyes plucked out to prevent him from making anything grander than this.    Timings: Wednesday- Monday 11 AM- 5 PM  Address: Red Square  Admission:  Adults: $3.5; $8 [admission to cathedral and museum] &nb...

BMW Museum/BMW World/BMW World Headquarters

BMW Museum/BMW World/BMW World Headquarters

Munich, Germany

The BMW museum is where the history of the vehicle is displayed. It reflects the historic roots and the essence of the BMW brand name. There is a series of theme worlds highlighting the milestones in the BMW story. The cars and motorcycles that have been racing sensations are also on display. Currently the BMW Museum is closed due to renovations and is due to open in 2008. During this time ther...

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

Brisbane, Australia

Here you’ll find all sorts of curiosities here with Queensland’s own dinosaur skeleton the Muttaburrasaurus and the Avian Cirrus – the tiny plane that Bert Hinkler made the first England to Australia flight in 1928. Upstairs there are exhibits on endangered species and reconstructions on the giant mammoths that roamed Brisbane’s shores 100,000 years ago. Temporary exhibits are also held. There is ...

Flame of Liberty

Flame of Liberty

Paris, France

The Flame of Liberty is a full size gold covered replica of the flame held by the Statue of Liberty in New York City.  It is located near the Pont de l'Alma, where Princess Diana died in a car crash in 1997, and is considered by many an unofficial memorial to the beloved Princess.  People the world over flock here to lay flowers and messages.  The flame was donated to the city by the Int...