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Deutsche Hospitality and the Porsche Design Group have shared further details about Steigenberger Porsche Design Hotels after first announcing the collabo ...

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St. Regis Hotels & Resorts aims to double its global resort portfolio over the next five years. With its existing portfolio of 15 curated resorts ...

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More than 65 countries will be represented by exhibitors from across the globe this month at WTM London – the leading global event for the travel in ...

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A high-tech starship on a mission to assist the Resistance. A nautical playground where little cadets train with the most magical captains at sea. A hip h ...

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Emirati Officials and Māori Leaders met at dawn for a special dedication ceremony for Aotearoa New Zealand’s pavilion ahead of the opening of Expo 2 ...

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Royal Jordanian, the Kingdom’s national carrier, has placed Petra-inspired livery on one of its wide-bodied Boeing 787 aircraft, as it takes on a st ...

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Wego online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), revealed the top European destinations the UAE travellers are searching for.

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IBTM World Barcelona has revealed the health and safety measures for its in-person event, which this year will take place between November 30 to December ...

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Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha, the first Hyatt Regency brand in Qatar, has appointed Julien Gonzalvez as General Manager. A Hyatt veteran, Gonzalvez was a part of th ...

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People & Places

  • Now in its 10th year, Dubai Miracle Garden has announced the launch of its all-new Smurfs Village for the winter season, in a deal brokered by IMG. A forest of mushroom houses awaits visitors and will feature four different areas including the Smurf Village, Smurf Activity Area, Smurf Topiaries, and another Guinness World of Record set to break, giving residents of Dubai something to truly look forward to this November.


  • A line of traditional Swedish cinnamon buns showcased at the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has been declared ‘The World’s Longest Line of Cinnamon Buns’ by a judge from Guinness World Records. This achievement commemorated Cinnamon Bun Day, which is held on October 4, every year. Mister Baker’s team worked tirelessly to create the line of 1,500 traditional Swedish cinnamon buns. This harkens back to Fika, a Swedish social phenomenon involving quality time with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know over a coffee and pastries.


  • Leonardo announced the launch of a new initiative to reinforce its leading position in the world’s VIP/corporate helicopter market. Agusta became a brand that embodies the company’s distinctive design, technology and service philosophy and values in the executive transport rotorcraft sphere. The new VIP brand was announced at the grand opening of the innovative rotorcraft terminal in Dubai with Falcon Aviation Services – which facilitates the mobility to and from the Expo 2020 site and is purposely designated ‘Casa Agusta’.


  • The Mauritius pavilion welcomed visitors to explore the perfect blend of leisure, investment, and business prospects at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Ken Poonoosamy, Commissioner General for Mauritius Pavilion in Expo2020 and Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Board of Mauritius welcomed dignitaries and guests to Mauritius pavilion in an official ribbon cutting ceremony. The Guest of Honor for the ceremony, Showkutally Soodhun, Ambassador of Mauritius to the United Arab Emirates and Deputy Commissioner General for the Mauritius pavilion, thanked the Government of UAE and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.


  • Nikki Beach Dubai marked the start of the season with the return of the iconic White Party. On October 30, guests donned their all-white attire to Celebrate Life at the annual event, themed The Escape.

  • The October calendar of the Pakistan Pavilion at Expo2020 stirred a lot of excitement. Many cultural, historical, and business events were planned throughout the first month of the mega Expo in Dubai. The focus of the first month was centred around one of Pakistan’s wonders, Balochistan. Each day visitors were offered a different and stimulating experience to learn more about the region and discover the hidden treasure.


  • BTB Tours, the fastest growing destination management company pioneer in catering to Turkish & CIS markets, celebrated its fifth anniversary last month. Salih Gozcu, Chairman of BTB Tours, said: “Here at BTB Tours, we celebrate diversity and are inspired every traveling season by the seemingly limitless creativity of the people we welcome to the UAE from around the globe. That’s why we want to ensure that we celebrate our 5th anniversary with the best travel packages that we will offer our guests. As part of the celebrations, BTB Tours has launched new offerings to accommodate the continuous increase of the travel demand to the UAE.”

  • On October 5, 2021, the Finland pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai was officially inaugurated by Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland; Severi Keinälä, Commissioner General of Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai and Marianne Nissilä, Finnish Ambassador to the UAE, Qatar, and Bahrain. The pavilion takes visitors on an interactive journey through the societal pillars upon which Finland's happiness are based: continuous development and innovation, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions, and extensive international cooperation.

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