Middle East Episode 172


In this episode TravelTV.News focuses on:

  • Sharjah was illuminated for 11 days during the Lights Festival in February
  • Dubai witnessed 15 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2017, India retaining the top spot as the source market with 2.1 million visitors
  • Fujairah Tourism rolls out a tourism campaign blitz in India
  • InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh-RDC Hotel and Convention Center
  • Dubai tourism plans to expands its wings in India’s tier 2 market
  • Emirates has launched a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting July 5, 2018

We interviewed:

  • HE KHALID JASIM AL MIDFA, Chairman-Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, Government of Sharjah
  • OMAR BANI HAMOUR, Marketing & Exhibitions Coordinator, Fujairah Tourism & Antiquities Authority
  • KHALID MANSOOR ALAWAR, Assistant Manager, Proximity Markets International Operations, Dubai Tourism, Government of Dubai