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GLOBAL

New X booking code for non-binary gender travellers

As on 1 June 2018, Travelport will be implementing a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers. The new code offers the option to choose "X", rather than "M" or "F"...

31 May 2019

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

#ATMDubai: Machine learning, artificial intelligence will revolutionise the way you do business

Technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to transform the hospitality and travel sectors...

2 May 2019

GLOBAL

New study reveals top trends in online payments in MENA

In the fourth quarter of 2018, the approval rate rose by 5.1% bringing MENA's rate just 3% behind the rest of the world. Due to the high transaction value in the travel industry, card approval rates have seen a slower growth rate than other industries...

By Fundisiwe Maseko 25 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

Forbes Travel Guide to open new office in Cape Town

"Forbes Travel Guide has been verifying luxury for more than 60 years, and we look forward to sharing the finest properties in the region with consumers."

24 Apr 2019

GLOBAL

Inaugural 2019 Arabian Travel Week to feature 4 co-located events

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 27 April-1 May 2019, the event will comprise ATM 2019 and ILTM Arabia as well as CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa 2019...

11 Mar 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

SA travellers' top 10 fastest growing destinations

According to analysis conducted by Travelport, the countries that have seen the greatest growth in flight bookings from travellers in South Africa in the last 12 months are Mauritius, Thailand and Zimbabwe...

21 Sep 2018

GLOBAL

New app a digital gateway to Abu Dhabi heritage

The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to launch a 'one-stop' digital information platform initiave on cultural experiences in the emirate of Abu Dhabi on 27 February 2018...

14 Feb 2018

GLOBAL

Beyond the seas and centuries: Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November

The Louvre Abu Dhabi - a universal museum with a focus on shared human stories across civilisations and cultures - will open its doors on 11 November 2017...

7 Sep 2017

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Travel agents to benefit from travel aggregator platform, booking engine

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: TP Connects, working with British Airways as a new distribution capability service provider, has integrated directly to the airline's NDC APIs with a B2B reseller platform...

28 Jul 2017

WESTERN ASIA

Cutting ties with Qatar: How will this affect tourism in the Middle East?

The governments of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over claims of the country sponsoring terrorism. The travel bans that followed will have a highly disruptive effect...

7 Jun 2017