Sophia visited Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Etihad Airways, as a spokesperson for the future of aviation at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market. During her visit, she explored several of the emirate’s top tourist destinations including Emirates Palace, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and the newly opened Hala Desert Oasis Experience.
Sophia is a social humanoid developed by Hanson Robotics and modelled after actress Audrey Hepburn. She uses artificial intelligence, visual data processing and facial recognition, and is designed to get smarter over time.
Sophia is famous for speaking at the United Nations and interviewing a number of celebrities and world leaders. She was recently named the United Nations Development Programme’s first ever Innovation Champion for Asia and the Pacific, and is also the first robot in the world to possess a nationality, after being granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.