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
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establishment of new low cost airline
Emirates touches down in Mexico City
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Tughluqabad

Tughluqabad

New Delhi, India

The immense and brutal fortifications of Tughluqabad are an impressive monument to the militarism of the Tughluqs, an antidote to any idea that the Delhi Sultans were merely effete builders of mosques and palaces. Nowadays, the only living things that visitors are likely to see at the vast, barren, sun-scorched site are goats, donkeys and the occasional archaeologist, although in the 14th century...

Alpha Divers Dive Centre

Alpha Divers Dive Centre

Larnaca, Cyprus

This is the best place for those looking for a bit of adventure and extreme water sports. The dive center specializes in scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports. They have many training courses and short courses, and also rent equipment. With professionally trained staff and highly specialized medical teams and divers, you can be assured that you are in good hands. For those who are not in...

Aquaria 21

Aquaria 21

Shanghai, China

This renowned aquarium in Shanghai is an exciting place for children to be where they can explore and gaze at wonderful dazzling underwater creatures. Penguins, sea horses, turtles and rays are all there in addition to the usual Sharks. The unique feature of this aquarium is its touch pool where children can touch and join crabs, urchins and starfish. Scuba diving can also be learnt here. &nbs...

Sindbad Amusement Park

Sindbad Amusement Park

Karachi, Pakistan

One of the earliest modern amusement parks in Karachi, smaller than Aladdin, but definitely more fun. The rides are much more exciting and breathtaking. With fast-moving roller coasters and crazily spinning carousels, this park is sure to rock you. The Log Slide, which is a kind of roller coaster with a seat for two or three people and ending in a large splash of water, soaking you to the innermos...