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Rediscover the Beauty of Oman at Al Jabal Al Akhdar

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Rediscover the Beauty of Oman at Al Jabal Al Akhdar

Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Oman, September 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas look forward to welcoming international travellers back to the luxurious comfort of Oman. Following the recent announcements of the Sultanate of Oman’s Supreme Committee for dealing with Covid-19 and Civil Aviation Authority, passengers who arrive in the country no longer need to quarantine if they have proof of full vaccination and can provide a negative test result for Covid-19 taken before they travel. All travellers must register on the Tarassud + platform before travelling and upload the relevant documents, including a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, for flights lasting less than eight hours; or a negative PCR test taken no more than 96 hours before arrival, for flights of eight hours or more.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a Nominee at the World’s Best Luxury Hotels and Prestigious Hotel Awards, go to Top25Hotels.com

Dramatic Vistas from North to South

Anantara Resorts in Oman extend an invitation to new and returning guests to immerse themselves in the many treasures that the country offers. From the awe-inspiring canyons of Al Jabal Al Akhdar to rich cultural experiences across the country, travellers will find many diversions to rouse their curiosity. Delve into this intriguing destination while experiencing the heartfelt hospitality that Anantara is famous for. Coupled with the fantastic news that border restrictions have eased, both Anantara properties in Oman are pleased to offer guests great savings on longer stays to enjoy more of the many spoils of this country.

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara – A Blend of Beach and Lagoon Luxury

Retreat to the lush Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara for a stay that promises refreshment and relaxation. Every room offers a soothing view, whether it’s the tranquil gardens, the turquoise of the ocean or the languid lagoon. Save between 25% – 40% on our luxurious accommodation with breakfast when you stay four nights or more. Enjoy sunset walks on the white sands of our private beach, or explore the coastal fortresses steeped in history. Lazy days can be spent by the infinity pool, while pure pampering awaits with exotic rituals at Anantara Spa. Every meal is infused with local flair and our kind staff will make your stay in Salalah one that you will never forget.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort – A Majestic Mountain Paradise

Escape to Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort to experience supreme hospitality at one of the highest resorts on earth. Book for three nights or longer and save between 20% – 30% on canyon rooms with breathtaking views or villas with verdant gardens and pools. Get your adrenalin pumping with cliff edge sports or wander down into ancient villages to learn more about the culture. Whether you fancy a cookery class mastering the intricacies of Omani cuisine, or practicing your asanas on the mountaintop, there’s an activity to engage you on your holiday. Spa journeys using local rosewater and pomegranate will sooth you gently, while dining at our restaurants is an indulgent pleasure.

Every member of the team at both resorts is dedicated to delivering elevated service and luxury for every guest and a warm welcome awaits. Simply ensure you have all the correct documentation to upload to the Tarrasud+ platform and embark on your long-awaited holiday. Treat yourself to an unforgettable journey in an enchanting destination.

Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar is a Nominee at the World’s Best Luxury Hotels and Prestigious Hotel Awards, go to Top25Hotels.com

About Anantara Hotels & Resorts
Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world’s most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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First Qatar Travel Mart to be Held in November 2021

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First Qatar Travel Mart to be Held in November 2021

Doha, Qatar, September 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Qatar Travel Mart, the first of its kind exhibition in the country aims to support and strengthen the competitiveness of tourism industry of Qatar by bringing together the inbound and outbound tourism together and providing a market place for a mutual relationship to both local and international tourism businesses by promoting, upholding and discovering the Place, People, and Culture.

The event will offer most sought-after travel destinations, real estate development projects and up-to-date Luxury, Business, Medical, Sports, MICE, Halal Tourism, Leisure and Cultural tourism trends to the most discerning upscale market, providing insights and new perspectives to the future of tourism by bringing together companies presenting new products and trends in technology related to travel and tourism business.

For a comprehensive travel guide on Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022, go to VisitQatar.org

QTM 2021 is bringing together various international tourism boards, national and regional tourist offices, airlines, tour operators, hoteliers travel agents, and online travel companies, all in one roof.

As the country hopes to abandon its dependence on oil and gas and increase the number of visitors to 7 million by 2030, Qatar is developing other parallel strategies, such as providing easier entry for citizens of other countries, which has made it the eighth most open country in the world in terms of visas, and first in the Middle East, according to the most recent update by the World Tourism Organization (WTO).

Travel & Tourism industry of Qatar directly impacts its economy, employment and exports, Qatar Travel Mart 2021 will further strengthen the competitiveness of tourism industry by bringing together the inbound and outbound tourism together by providing a market place for mutual relationship among tourism businesses at home and abroad to promote their tourism resources and cultures.

For a comprehensive travel guide on Qatar and the FIFA World Cup 2022, go to VisitQatar.org

Having the potential to become one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Qatar has witnessed lots of activities in the tourism industry and MICE segment supported by the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 (QNTSS) that spells out the focus of future tourism development based on developing a diversified, premium product that attracts families and travelers looking for new cultural experiences. In addition to building on Qatar’s existing strengths in the GCC market and among business travelers, increased emphasis will be devoted to diversifying into new geographical source markets and further enhancing Qatar’s MICE/business travel sector.

QTM 2021 will invite hosted buyers from international travel and tourism companies abroad to network and experience Qatar tourism..

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Saudi Tourism Authority Expands Partnership with Aviareps

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Saudi Tourism Authority Expands Partnership with Aviareps - TOURISMSAUDIARABIA.com - TRAVELINDEXMunich, Germany, August 26, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Saudi Tourism Authority has opened a commercial office in Malaysia covering the Southeast Asia region as part of its strategy to engage the tourism trade in key source markets and raise awareness of Saudi, the authentic home of Arabia, as travelers around the world dream of exploring exotic destinations once more.

The destination reopened to vaccinated international visitors at the beginning of August.

STA now has representative offices in eleven markets serving 21 countries, with an eventual goal of having a 15 offices around the world to expand the reach of the Authority’s activities.

Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Authority:

“STA is focused on enhancing its ability to deliver a truly global scale offering by investing resources today in the network that will drive our business for the future. We are building an integrated global team of professionals to showcase Saudi’s diverse offering of cultural adventures, world-class heritage sites, and authentic Arabian hospitality.”

The Malaysia office will be responsible for trade and consumer marketing activities, expanding the reach and relevance of Saudi’s tourism offer, and working with tour operators, travel agents, and other industry stakeholders to build awareness and drive conversion in line with STA’s strategy and mission. The Southeast Asia representative office is being set up with the support of the region’s leading aviation & destination marketing representative company, Aviareps Malaysia as its in-market representative covering the Southeast Asia region.

Kelvin Ong, Vice President, Southeast Asia for Aviareps Group:

“Southeast Asian nations have a strong affinity with Saudi as a destination and many of the region’s travelers have already experienced the country’s legendary hospitality while visiting the country on pilgrimage. We have already formed a dedicated STA team based in Malaysia to cover the region.”

Shazlin Ahmad, Country Manager for STA in Southeast Asia:

“Opening a dedicated office to serve this market creates an opportunity to expand the appeal of Saudi as a compelling leisure destination by sharing with travelers the diverse landscapes, bustling cities, abundant attractions, and storied historical sites that make Saudi unique. We are confident that Saudi’s diverse offering will be appealing to all demographics from the region. We have already begun outreach into the Southeast Asia’s tourism trade ecosystem and the response has been very positive. We are actively seeking opportunities to co-invest with partners who are keen to add Saudi as an exciting new destination in their portfolio.”

Since opening its borders to international tourism in September 2019, Saudi rapidly established itself as the fastest-growing tourism destination in the world, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. Despite the global shutdown of leisure tourism in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, STA continued to invest to prepare the destination for a return to normalcy.

In 2020 STA delivered a domestic tourism campaign that saw visitor spend across target destinations between July and September increase by more than 30% compared to the equivalent period the year before.

An international brand awareness campaign launched at the beginning of 2021 extends across 26 countries and 13 languages, with significant investment in outdoor, broadcast, and digital advertising.

Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Authority:

“Saudi has a wealth of iconic sites for travelers to experience when borders reopen and we are ready to welcome visitors from around the world. By investing now in brand awareness and in our network of international offices, we are seeking to expand the global reach and relevance of these sites and integrating new ways of thinking and delivering on our mandate.”

To support the international and domestic tourism trade ecosystem, STA is introducing Saudi Expert, a comprehensive digital platform that provides partner companies with data, insights, destination information, and creative assets in real-time.

The new platform is intended to ensure that DMCs, tour operators, and other stakeholders have on-demand access to the information they need to build their business.

Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Authority:

“Tourism businesses need to be more agile than ever to respond to sudden changes in the environment. Agility depends on a constant supply of up-to-date information, and our goal is to get that information to our partners almost as soon as we get it ourselves. We are working at pace to help our partners introduce the authentic home of Arabia to more people than ever before.”

About Aviareps
Aviareps is the world’s leading international representation, marketing and communications company for aviation, tourism, hospitality, and food and beverage brands. Founded in Germany in 1994 with the ambition to help clients to step into global markets, the company’s global network now expands around the world to six continents.

The Aviareps service portfolio includes extensive expertise in representation and sales, marketing and communications, business development, IT solutions and financial services. In addition to their well-established General Sales Agent (GSA) services and tourism marketing representation, Aviareps provides more than 250 clients with support in digital marketing, advertising, public relations, crisis communications, social media management, event coordination, sales, web design and more.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Centara Hotels to Open Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

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Centara Hotels to Open Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 24, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator, welcomes travellers to discover a new world of wonder at Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai, opening on the Deira Islands in the UAE in October 2021. The beachfront family resort is Centara’s joint venture with UAE’s master developer Nakheel as a step towards company’s expansion plans into the Middle East hospitality sector.

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai will be the group’s first property in the UAE, in a joint venture with and the third Centara Mirage address in the world after Thailand and Vietnam.

Inspired by mythical Thai and Arabian adventures, the waterfront hotel offers a choice of 607 guest rooms and suites, each with a balcony from which to enjoy city or sea views. The themed destination resort is an entertainment wonderland for guests of all ages, and features a water park with lazy river, beachfront swimming pool, and other family friendly facilities including a Mirage Family Lounge for club level guests, dedicated kids’ spa, outdoor playground, and three Kids’ Clubs.

Guests enjoy a choice of nine dining experiences, including a rooftop shisha lounge and a beach club, as well as a fitness centre, water sports facilities, and prayer rooms.

The Centara Mirage themed family resort concept was first introduced in Thailand with the world-renowned Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, which opened in 2009 and has since become Thailand’s number one family destination hotel.

To celebrate its opening, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is offering an limited-time preview sale exclusively for CentaraThe1 members, with privileges including 25% off publicly available rates, triple points, plus a 50% points value boost. Member preview rates start from AED 469.60++ per night inclusive of breakfast, and up to two children stay and dine for free when choosing from the children’s menu. CentaraThe1 membership is free to sign up, and travellers have from now until 30th August 2021 to book a stay between 1st October 2021 to 30th September 2022.

Located on a prime stretch of the Deira Islands waterfront, Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is a themed destination resort inspired by mythical Thai and Arabian adventures. The family resort concept of the group’s Mirage brand immerses guests in a world of wonder with fantastic child-friendly facilities, including world-class water parks and fun activities, along with diverse dining and soothing spas.

Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai offers a choice of 607 rooms and suites, including rooms that are interconnecting or featuring bunk beds, as well as larger two-bedroom suites. Guests are invited to explore a world of dining discoveries including Thai flavours at Suan Bua, authentic Argentinian grilling traditions at UNO MAS, or enjoy a taste of the local culture at Sheesh rooftop shisha lounge. Diners can also enjoy casual dining at Sands Beach Club, Waves Pool Bar, Vistas, the Lobby Bar, or Zing deli and café for refreshments throughout the day. Exclusively for club level guests, the Mirage Family Lounge offers snacks and helpful concierge services, including Lifestyle Hosts and activities for younger guests.

The entertainment and activity wonderland in Dubai offers facilities for the whole family, including a water park complete with a lazy river, kids’ water play area, waterslides and cliff jumping points. The resort is also home to a kids’ spa dedicated to junior spa-goers, family friendly check-in counters at the Mirage Family Lounge, and three Kids’ Clubs for younger guests. Other facilities include a fitness centre, water sports facilities, outdoor playground, and prayer rooms.

For high-impact meetings, memorable celebrations and other occasions, the fully integrated destination resort features three well-equipped meeting rooms, a unique beachfront venue and outdoor terraces overlooking the Burj Khalifa and the city skyline or the sea.

Centara Mirage has become hugely popular in Thailand following the success of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, which opened in the beach resort town in 2009 and is still widely regarded as the Kingdom’s top family resort today. Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai is the group’s third Centara Mirage property after Centara Mirage Resort Mui Ne in Vietnam.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Saudi Arabia Tourism Opens South-East Asia Office in Malaysia

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Saudi Arabia Tourism Opens South-East Asia Office in Malaysia - TOURISMSAUDIARABIA.com - TRAVELINDEXKuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 21, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The Saudi Tourism Authority has opened a commercial office in Malaysia covering the South-East Asia region as part of its strategy to engage the travel trade to raise awareness of the destination in key source markets in the region.

The Malaysia office will be responsible for trade and consumer marketing activities, expanding the reach and relevance of Saudi’s tourism offer and working with tour operators, travel agents and other industry stakeholders to build awareness and drive conversion in line with Saudi Tourism Authority’s strategy and mission.

For a comprehensive travel guide on Saudi Arabia, go to TourismSaudiArabia.com

Saudi Tourism Authority’s new office is being set up with the support of aviation and destination marketing representative company, Aviareps Malaysia, as its in-market representative covering the South-east Asia region.

“We are confident that Saudi’s diverse offering will be appealing to all demographics from the region,” said Shazlin Ahmad, country manager for STA in South East Asia. “We have already begun outreach into the South-east Asia’s tourism trade ecosystem and the response has been very positive. We are actively seeking opportunities to co-invest with partners who are keen to add Saudi as an exciting new destination in their portfolio.”

Since opening its borders to international tourism in September 2019, Saudi rapidly established itself as the fastest growing tourism destination in the world, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Despite the global shutdown of leisure tourism in the wake of the pandemic, STA continued to invest to prepare the destination for a return to normalcy. An international brand awareness campaign launched at the beginning of 2021 extends across 26 countries and 13 languages, with significant investment in outdoor, broadcast and digital advertising.

Saudi Arabia reopened to vaccinated international visitors at the beginning of August.

To support the tourism trade ecosystem, STA is introducing Saudi Expert, a comprehensive digital platform providing partner companies such as DMCs, tour operators and other stakeholders with data, insights, destination information and creative assets in real-time to help build their businesses.

Saudi Tourism Authority now has representative offices in eleven markets serving 21 countries, with an eventual goal of having 15 offices around the world.

First published at TravelCommunication.net

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Centara Confirms Management Agreement for Al Hail Waves Hotel Oman

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Centara Confirms Management Agreement for Al Hail Waves Hotel Oman

Muscat, Oman, July 15, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Thailand’s leading hotel operator pushes forward with international expansion plans to become a top 100 global hotel operator within five years. Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts and Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC) announced the signing of a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) for Al Hail Waves managed by Centara.

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The management of the 64-key existing property will come into effect on 1st January 2022, after which Centara will start to refurbish the property to align with Centara’s brand and operational standards while it remains in operation.

“We are proud and excited to launch our third hotel in Oman, a country blessed with stunning nature, fascinating historical sites, and rich cultural heritage. The Omani government has laid out an ambitious roadmap to achieve long term goals set forth in the Omani Tourism Strategy, and with Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction as our partner, we are confident that we will attract discerning travellers with our sharing, caring family values,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer, Centara Hotels & Resorts.

Founded in 1994, Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction (ISAHC) is one of the fastest growing construction companies in Oman with a proven track record for an impressive portfolio including hotels, private villas, and residential buildings. Al Hail Waves managed by Centara will be ISAHC’s third project awarded to Centara after Muscat Dunes Hotel and Centara Muscat Hotel Oman.

“For our latest hospitality project in Oman, we are delighted to work once again with Centara Hotels & Resorts. We share the same position of leadership in everything we do, supported by a common vision of sustainable growth. We have confidence in the group’s international sales and marketing expertise and look forward to a continued journey of success as we offer visitors an appealing choice of top-class hotels in Oman,” said Abdullah Saleh Saif Al Hashmi, Chairman of Ibn Saleh Al Hashmi Construction.

The hotel’s 64 holiday residences include Standard Rooms (20 – 26 sqm) designed for modern living and Studios (35 – 40 sqm) which come fully furnished with facilities including a kitchenette. The largest Two-Bedroom Apartments measure 84 sqm and feature separate lounge and dining areas, as well as amenities and modern comforts for long stays and travelling families.

Other facilities at Al Hail Waves managed by Centara include an all-day dining restaurant, a swimming pool overlooking the Arabian Sea, fully equipped gym, as well as two meeting rooms to accommodate events of up to 150 guests.

Situated in the northwest of Muscat on the road connecting Al-Seeb and Al Athaiba, Al Hail Waves managed by Centara is centrally located with both The Seeb corniche and the beach within walking distance from the hotel. The premier leisure destination of Al Mouj is a short drive from the hotel, and the new Muscat International Airport is a 15-minute drive away.

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About Centara
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading hotel operator. Its 84 properties span all major Thai destinations plus the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, Japan, Oman, Qatar, Cambodia, Turkey, Indonesia and the UAE. Centara’s portfolio comprises six brands – Centara Reserve, Centara Grand Hotels & Resorts, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Centara Boutique Collection, Centra by Centara and COSI Hotels – ranging from luxury island retreats and upscale family resorts to affordable lifestyle concepts supported by innovative technology. The group’s newest Centara Reserve brand was unveiled in 2020 as an experiential luxury collection, inviting guests to discover a new era of story-driven hospitality starting with Centara Reserve Samui.

Centara also operates state-of-the-art convention centres and has its own award-winning spa brand, Cenvaree. Throughout the collection, Centara delivers and celebrates the hospitality and values Thailand is famous for including gracious service, exceptional food, pampering spas and the importance of families. Centara’s distinctive culture and diversity of formats allow it to serve and satisfy travellers of nearly every age and lifestyle.

Over the next five years Centara aims to become a top 100 global hotel group, while spreading its footprint into new continents and market niches. As Centara continues to expand, a growing base of loyal customers will find the company’s unique style of hospitality in more locations. Centara’s global loyalty programme, Centara The1, reinforces their loyalty with rewards, privileges and special member pricing.

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Dusit Hotels Makes Oman Debut with DusitD2 Naseem Resort Jabal Akhdar

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Dusit Hotels Makes Oman Debut with DusitD2 Naseem Resort Jabal Akhdar

Jabal Akhdar, Oman, July 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar – the first Dusit-branded hotel in Oman. Deluxe family-friendly resort uniquely puts guests next to a brand new Adventure Park on the stunning Saiq Plateau, just five minutes from the renowned ‘Grand Canyon of the Middle East.

Owned by the Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), which is the executive arm of the Sultanate for tourism development, the deluxe resort is located within a brand new 8,000 sq m Adventure Park on the Saiq Plateau in the Jabal Akhdar area, just a five-minute drive from the ‘Grand Canyon of the Middle East,’ and two hours by car from Muscat International Airport.

Comprising 252 beautifully decorated rooms and suites, the contemporary resort fully embraces its unique mountain location with a spacious layout that blends seamlessly with its stunning natural surrounds.

Alongside breathtaking views, guests can enjoy a wide range of facilities, including an all-day dining restaurant, a fitness centre, and a large outdoor swimming pool. A specialty restaurant, a Kids Club, and a signature Namm spa offering traditional Thai-inspired massage therapies and treatments are set to open later in the year. Dusit’s new group-wide wellness concept and approach will also be introduced to weave well-being elements throughout the stay experience. With a focus on physical vitality and mental health, this unparalleled approach will include the provision of mountain running, yoga, pilates, Thai boxing, guided meditation workshops, and other experiences and events that harness nature, sustainability, and adventure, to deliver healthy fun for adults and children alike.

The resort is also well-equipped for future business events and social gatherings, with a grand ballroom that can cater for up to 150 guests, and several adjoining meeting rooms featuring the latest audio-visual equipment.

The Adventure Park, slated to open later in the year, will feature exciting activities to delight visitors of all ages, such as zip-line rides offering impressive views of the surrounding valley. A petting zoo and science centre where budding young Einsteins can get to grips with all kinds of fun experiments are also set to open when the world reopens to international travel.

To uniquely link guests with the location, dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar will also soon offer educational hiking, cycling and quad biking tours to ancient forts, traditional markets and other local attractions, such as the historic town of Nizwa, known as the ‘Pearl of Islam.’

Alongside Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality, all guests also benefit from Dusit’s carefully crafted ‘Dusit Care’ services. Designed to offer ultimate peace of mind, these go beyond enhanced hygiene protocols to deliver additional convenience, experience and value while maximising guest safety. Flexible check-in, anytime breakfast, and mobile payment methods are just some of the services offered.

“We are delighted to make our Oman debut with this vibrant resort which showcases the heritage, culture and visual splendour of the destination in truly distinctive fashion,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group CEO, Dusit International. “From enriching wellness experiences and exciting dining journeys to adventurous excursions and a wide range of exhilarating activities, dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar has all the elements in place to provide a highly memorable vacation for visitors of all ages. Bright days are on the horizon for international travel, and we look forward to making the property a resounding success.”

Mr Gerhard Stutz, General Manager, dusitD2 Naseem Resort, Jabal Akhdar, said, “Uniquely blending Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality with local customs and traditions, our resort provides unparalleled access to wonder and adventure in a gorgeous location surrounded by breathtaking mountains and valleys. It’s truly a distinctive proposition for travellers, and we look forward to leveraging our unique position and offerings to deliver amazing vacation experiences that help to put the area on the map as a must-visit destination to the benefit of our broader community.”

About Dusit International
Established in 1948, Dusit International is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Building on its two core areas of business – Hotels & Resorts and Hospitality Education – the company has expanded its operations over the past four years to comprise five business units. The additional units include Foods, Property Development, and Hospitality-Related Services. Today, the company’s property portfolio comprises more than 300 distinctive hotels, resorts and luxury villas operating under six brands across 15 countries worldwide, as well as two leading hospitality colleges with campuses in Thailand and the Philippines. Following a three-pronged strategy for sustainable growth, including balance, expansion and diversification, the company has recently expanded into food production, on-demand hospitality services, and property development to reach new markets and add further recurring streams of revenue to the company.

About OMRAN
Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) was established in 2005 by the Government as the executive arm of the Sultanate responsible for delivering the objectives contained in 2040 National Tourism Strategy. OMRAN works closely with the Ministry of Tourism and other governmental entities to identify priorities, projects and opportunities that will maximise the potential of the Sultanate’s tourism sector.

OMRAN creates sustainable and authentic tourism assets, lifestyle communities and destinations that drive economic growth and contribute to diversification of the economy.

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Expo 2020 Dubai Tickets to Go on Sale Worldwide July 18

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Expo 2020 Dubai Tickets to Go on Sale Worldwide July 18

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Expo 2020 Dubai tickets will go on sale worldwide from 18 July 2021, opening up a spectacular world of innovation and entertainment for every visitor across 182 visually striking and emotionally inspiring days from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.

With three months to go, Expo 2020 has announced three ticket tiers to ensure every visitor will be able to enjoy the spectacular event, regardless of the duration of their visit to Dubai. One-day tickets are priced at AED 95 (USD 26); multi-day tickets, offering unrestricted entry for 30 consecutive days, are priced at AED 195 (USD 53), and season passes, with unlimited entry for the entire six months of Expo 2020, are priced at AED 495 (USD 135).

For a comprehensive travel guide on Dubai, Visit Dubai – World Leading Tourism Destination, at TourismDubai.org

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Abu Dhabi to End Quarantine for International Visitors from July 1

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Abu Dhabi to End Quarantine for International Visitors from July 1 - TRAVELINDEXAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 9, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Abu Dhabi will end quarantine for all international arrivals starting from July 1, according to a government official. It will be similar to the Dubai system – the PCR protocol will be different from high-risk to low- risk destinations, said Ali Al Shaiba, executive director of Tourism and Marketing, DCT Abu Dhabi.”Quarantine will not be an option,” said Al Shaiba.

Abu Dhabi currently requires travelers to quarantine for 10 days unless they are from a ‘green-list’ country.

“We are announcing an extended green list – this green list will cover a majority of the markets that we are tapping into,” said Al Shaiba “Hopefully, by the first of July, everybody will be allowed to travel to Abu Dhabi”

New Markets

The tourism executive said Abu Dhabi was monitoring new markets to make up for the loss incurred from large markets such as India, UK and Germany being shut down.

“We’re monitoring and analyzing these markets on a weekly basis, to find out where are the opportunities (and) which markets we can tap into.. to cover the loss that we might have in other markets,” said Al Shaiba

Dubai Border

Abu Dhabi will “enhance” its border with Dubai to make travel easier, said Al Shaiba. “We’re working with the government on a plan for that border to make it more tourist friendly”

“We can have specific procedures for tourists, so their pass through the border will be much easier, more convenient and seamless as well”.

First published at Gulf News.

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Middle East Members Meet as UNWTO Opens New Office in Riyadh

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Members of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East have agreed to work on the creation of harmonized protocols to support the resumption of regional travel in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. • Read all the latest UNWTO News and Updates here. The 13 Members of the UNWTO Regional Commission for the Middle East met in Riyadh…

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