Middle East Episode 140


In this episode TravelTV.News focuses on:

  • Abu Dhabi Airport received 1.9 million passengers in November, representing a 4.4% increase in airport traffic
  • Cultural Tourism Middle East brought together high level officials to discuss ideas and strategies to boost tourism through culture, heritage, art and festivals
  • Flynas flight from Dammam touched down at Abu Dhabi International Airport marking the start of its new direct operation between Abu Dhabi and Dammam with four weekly flights.
  • dnata Travel and Mastercard celebrate their ten year partnership with a revamped loyalty programme
  • R Hotels and Wyndham Hotel Group have announced an agreement to open the first Wyndham Garden in United Arab Emirates. The Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche is expected to open by Q4 2017.

We interviewed:

  • YOUSUF LOOTAH, Executive Director – Tourism Development and Investment, DTCM – Dubai Tourism
  • JIN Y WOO, Advisor on Tourism and Culture, UNWTO
  • DR. SUE MILLAR, President, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Culture Tourism
  • BASMA DAWWAS, Conference Director, IQPC
  • IAIN ANDREW, Divisional Senior Vice President, dnata Travel
  • SUVO SARKAR, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head Retail Banking & Wealth Management, Emirates NBD