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Tour operators: there is a high demand for the first UAE flights
Russian tourists met the start of flights from Russia to the UAE and the Maldives with great demand. At the same time, mostly expensive 5* hotels are in trend. But in general, at the moment, prices in the Emirates are more than attractive.
Russia’s Aeroflot resumed UAE flights
On Friday Russian flagship air carrier Aeroflot resumed its flights to the United Arab Emirates, interrupted this spring amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Tour operators expect good demand for Dubai, Maldives and Egypt
The Russian government has allowed flights to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives, and tour operators are ready to include tour packages for these destinations in their range. Market participants expect high demand in all three countries.
Aeroflot is preparing to resume flights to the UAE, Egypt and the Maldives
Aeroflot expects to start flights to the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and the Maldives "as soon as possible" after the approval of slots, timetable and security issues with the authorities of these states.
Tez Tour to launch charters to the Emirates from Moscow and three regions
Since February 22, Tez Tour tour operator plans to launch its own charter flight program to Dubai from the capital and three regions of Russia on boards of the strategic airline partner iFly.
Dubai plans to attract a million Russian tourists
Dubai over the past year hosted 728 thousand Russians - this is 7,4% more than a year earlier. Thus, Russia became the sixth country in terms of the number of tourists in Dubai.
Russian tourist visits to Dubai up 60% in 2018
Around 460,000 holidaymakers from Russia have visited Dubai in the first nine months of 2018, a 60% increase compared to the same period last year, the emirate’s tourism authority has said. An increase in Russian overnight guests was the result of 19% growth in air capacity across non-stop flights, as well as ease of travel following the introduction of visa-on-arrival facilities in the last two years, the authorities said.
New Year's flights to the Emirates are sold by half
Demand for tours to the UAE, which noticeably intensified last year, when visa formalities were abolished for Russian tourists, continues this year. However, if the UAE last winter showed the most robust growth (53.7% in 2017 compared to the previous year), there are fears that this winter will not be able to achieve such success.
TOP-5 of destinations for the winter 2018–19
“Nowadays the experts are noting a robust growth in demand by about 10% for winter holidays in all destinations,” the executive director of ATOR, Maya Lomidze said. Data from ATOR Analytical Service allows us to talk about the increased demand for winter destinations. Totally, the growth in demand for winter tours in all areas (domestic and outbound) currently exceeds by 10–15% the last year’s indicators.
By 2023 more than 2 million Russian tourists are waited in the UAE
Russia will remain one of the leading source markets for the UAE, as well as for other countries of the Persian Gulf. And by 2023 the Russian market will grow by 125% from 933,000 in 2018 to 2.1 million. As a result, Russian tourists will be able to “provide” another 2.9 million additional hotel rooms.
Arabian Travel Market signs partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group to be ATM’s Official Hotel Partner
Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading travel and tourism event for inbound and outbound tourism professionals in the Middle East, has renewed its host hotel partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group. Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties
Dubai plays host to inaugural Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board
Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase, hosted their inaugural Advisory Board Meeting at the Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, bringing together travel and tourism leaders to discuss the untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the industry.
TIME Hotels labeled CSR leader by Dubai Chamber for fourth consecutive year
UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has added to its growing list of accolades with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Dubai Chamber) CSR Label Award for the fourth year in succession. Launched in 2010 to reward corporate commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the CSR Label is awarded based on performance scores across seven different criteria including human resources
Reed Travel Exhibitions appoints new regional director for Middle East
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Danielle Curtis as regional Exhibition Director for the Middle East Curtis takes on the overall responsibility for ATM, IBTM Arabia and all associated travel projects throughout the region.
Pobeda Airlines plans to fly to the UAE
Low-cost Pobeda airline requested permission for daily scheduled flights on the route Moscow - Sharjah. This follows from the materials of the interagency commission on admissions. As Director General of Space Travel Arthur Muradyan believes, if the carrier's application is satisfied, the tour operators of the direction will not extract dividends or will not suffer losses from this fact.
Dubai has closed the tourist office in Russia
Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) of Dubai has closed its Russian office from January 1. In addition, the agency is now called "Dubai Tourism".