News: Palm Fountain to celebrate Diwali this year

The Palm Fountain will welcome Diwali this coming week, with the record-breaking attraction set to put on a one-off performance to celebrate the festival. In addition to the dancing fountain, an amazing firework show is set to light up the skies of Dubai on November 13th. The impressive fountains shoot up to 105 metres high...
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Focus: Breaking Travel News interview: Gaurav Bhatnagar, co-founder, TBO Group

Having been recognised by voters at the World Travel Awards in a number of categories, Breaking Travel News here chats with Gaurav Bhatnagar, co-founder of TBO Group, to find out more about the industry leading company Breaking Travel News: Congratulations – TBO Holidays has been honoured with the trophies for Middle East’s Leading B2B Travel...
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News: MSC Magnifica suspends sailings until late December

MSC Cruises will be temporarily suspending further sailings of MSC Magnifica. The temporary suspension will affect sailing from November 8th through to December 18th, included. The cruise line, which saw the vessel return to the water in October, blamed the prevailing pandemic situation in France and Germany and resulting travel restrictions for the decision. France...
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News: Anand appointed Marriott president in Europe, Middle East and Africa

Marriott has appointed Satya Anand to the role of president in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), a division within the company that encompasses over 75 countries and territories. He will replace Liam Brown, who has been appointed group president for the United States and Canada at the hotel giant. “I am delighted that Satya...
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News: Second Trump term could slow US tourism growth

A second term for the Trump administration – combined with the ongoing impact of Covid-19 – are unlikely to provide the US tourism sector with a great deal of optimism, argue GlobalData. The analytics company finds president Trump’s surprise victory in 2016 was likely a contributing factor to a 2.1-percentage-point slowdown in the compound annual...
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News: Marriott moves into work from home market

Marriott has sought to adjust to changing working patterns, offering a series of new passes for daytime access to its properties. The packages are designed as flexible options for guests, whether they are are seeking a one day stay from early morning into the evening, extended overnight stay with early morning check in and evening...
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News: Rove Expo 2020 set to welcome first guests next year

As Dubai gets ready to host the largest event ever to be held in the Arab world, homegrown hotel brand Rove is preparing to open the only property located on the Expo 2020 Dubai site. Rove Expo 2020 will be at the centre of the action, right next to the global mega event’s iconic Al...
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News: Heger to return to Swan Hellenic ahead of relaunch

Hans Heger has joined the team at returning cruise brand Swan Hellenic. Having previously worked with Abercrombie & Kent, Club Med, Harmony, Pearl, Phoenix Reisen, Seven Seas, Scenic, Silversea and Royal Viking Line – the company hopes he will provide a safe pair of hands as the ships prepare to sail. Heger played an instrumental...
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