Press Release: Over 30 travel marketing experts to provide insights at The Travel Marketing Forum, Dubai 24th Sept

PRESS RELEASE 

Middle East’s Premier Travel Marketing Event to convene in Dubai on 24th September

Insights from over 30 leading travel marketing experts

Dubai Tourism, Expedia, Yahoo, SkyTech and IBEX Global added to the conference content

Travel Marketing leaders to gather in Dubai to discuss a diverse yet interrelated set of topics

 

Press Release: Dubai – 18th September 2014 

In just under a week the Middle East’s premier Travel Marketing event will take place in Dubai.

Some of the world’s leading travel brands and marketing services providers will gather for a day of knowledge sharing and business development.

 

Amadeus, a leading travel technology company, will present a report on Middle East booking trends, internet penetration, smart phone usage, booking and  payment patterns, booking channels and social media trends in the travel sector.

Illusions Online, a Dubai based travel business technology provider for the leisure sector, will talk to their new generation cloud based leisure packaging capability and their strategy to create a global online travel exchange.    

 

Other speakers come from leading brands such as Facebook, Google, TripAdvisor, Jumeirah and Emirates.

The programme also includes interviews with the Head of Strategy for dnata travel and the CEO of The Entertainer.  Technology companies such as SkyTECH Solutions and Comarch will share their views on Big Data and Customer Relationship Management in the travel sector.

In a key panel on destination marketing, Dubai Tourism will highlight the power of local advocacy.

Yahoo will present a case study on how they have assisted travel companies with their online exposure and IBEX Global will highlight their recent regional launch of their Customer Experience Management Technology.

Mohamed Al Rais, Deputy CEO of Al Rais Travel, will be joined by representatives from Expedia, destinia.com and e-Tourism Frontiers on a panel debate on the development of the online travel market.

Porton Group will reveal a revolutionary technology that can be used by the travel sector to screen travellers for potentially contagious diseases without significant disruption to the airline check-in process.

Duncan Alexander, Director at The Travel Marketing Store stated “We have been delighted by the response that we have received from the travel marketing community to the concept of our event. The content is truly exceptional and we look forward to what will be an enlightening day”.

Over 40 companies will be represented at this year’s event which will also hold “The Global Travel Marketing Awards” and “The Market Place for Travel Marketing Services” where buyers and suppliers meet to discuss new services.

via Press Release: Over 30 travel marketing experts to provide insights at The Travel Marketing Forum, Dubai 24th Sept.

Condor Travel keen to cash in on Middle East market | Travel Daily ME

Condor Travel having well-established itself as a leading tour operators for the South America market is now keen to explore the potential of the Middle East. With 36 years of experience of selling South America, Condor Travel has a strong regional and global presence in markets such as Europe, America and Asia Pacific.

Talking to Travel Daily Middle East about the global marketing plans, Sammy Niego, president and chief executive officer of Condor Travel said: “Asia Pacific is a big market for us as around 30% of our business comes from this region. India is growing but we want to expand our services and educating emerging markets on South America. We adopt a very proactive approach in all our markets as we understand that Latin America is a new market.”

Condor Travel in a bid to expand its offerings in the Middle East has tied up with Phoenix International FZC managed by Darshana Manglani. The objective of having a presence in the region was to expand sales into South America. “I have visited several countries in the Middle East to understand which Latin America product will work well. Having tied up with Phoenix International, we are optimistic about enhancing our presence in the region. We do have some business coming out of the region. However, it is a small percentage which has the potential to grow.”

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With regional Middle East carriers connecting into South America, the connectivity exists. The next step is to provide a platform for awareness among the travel trade. “We are confident that we have a product line within Condor that oriented to the Middle East clientele. The products on offer range from the standard to infinity which is our luxury brand.”

Elaborating further Manglani said: “The response from the market has been excellent. Most aganets are aware of Condor Travel due to their regular presence at the ATM for the last few years. This partnership gives them an added edge with a local presence, easy information accessibility and competitive rates. The objective going ahead is to be working hand-in-hand with the travel trade, enhancing awareness, educating customer facing staff and above, facilitating the planning and access to all services and products in South America.”

via Condor Travel keen to cash in on Middle East market | Travel Daily ME.

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The New Ad From Apple Is All About Exploring. And Travel – Skift

Rafat Ali, Skift

Apple iPad

Apple iPad

Admittedly it is early for an ad of the year declaration, but when the brand is Apple you have to sit up and notice. And this one is a doozy: the new ad for iPad Air channels Robin Williams and his verse from “Dead Poets Society” and is all about writing your own verse in life, so to speak.The new ad, titled “Your Verse,” positions the new iPad Air as a tool to dream, create, explore, and travel. “We’re humbled and inspired by what people do with iPad. So we set out to capture some of their stories. What will your verse be?” says the description for the ad on YouTube, which we’ve embedded below.

via The New Ad From Apple Is All About Exploring. And Travel – Skift.

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Five Best Travel Ads: India, Peru, Peninsula Hotels, Hilton, Expedia – Skift

There’s only one place where ignoring the organization and logistics involved with travel really pays off. That’s in travel ads where people don’t want to think about renting a car or booking a tour, but want to imagine themselves steeped in culture in front of vistas they’ve only seen in their dreams.

Consequently, this week’s ad roundup looks at the romantic side of travel. It looks past business meetings to see face-to-face human connection, turns arguably irresponsible last-minute trips into a celebration of spontaneity, and highlights how ancient trails can become a modern-day action movie.

via Five Best Travel Ads: India, Peru, Peninsula Hotels, Hilton, Expedia – Skift.

Emirates becomes the first Airline in the Middle East to use Google Now™ | Emirates United Arab Emirates

DUBAI, U.A.E., 6th August 2013: Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines today announced that it will start to roll-out Google Now™ cards for their passengers who book via Emirates.com.

A feature of the Google Search™ app, Google Now is available and fully integrated for Android™ (devices running Android 4.1 and above) and iOS (iPhones and iPads).

via Emirates becomes the first Airline in the Middle East to use Google Now™ | Emirates United Arab Emirates.

MyCEB appoints Travel Link Marketing as representative office in China

Malaysia Convention Bureau: MyCEB appoints Travel Link Marketing as representative office in China.

In tandem with the rapid growth of Malaysia’s business tourism sector, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) has carved another milestone with the opening of its representative offices in China. Travel Link Marketing (TLM) has been appointed as MyCEB’s representative in China with offices in three of the largest cities in China namely, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

TLM, an established and notable marketing company is also planning to open a new office in Chengdu. With a strong local Chinese team who truly understands the goals and objectives of MyCEB, TLM possesses the full capacity and expertise of developing leads and providing extensive contact networks with the country’s business events stakeholders.

Luxury domestic travel next big thing in India – eTurboNews.com

Luxury domestic travel next big thing in India – eTurboNews.com.

Enjoying the sunset on a private yacht or hopping on a heli-taxi service to some of the lesser-known pockets of the country, Indian travellers are seeking to explore the most exquisite travel ideas.

While luxury tourism caters to a niche market in India, tour operators expect this segment to grow by 25 per cent annually, heightened by the depreciating rupee making outbound travel costlier and an array of offers dished out by tour operators for domestic travellers

Why online travel in Indonesia is different | Tnooz

Why online travel in Indonesia is different | Tnooz.

As Wego plots significant expansion in Asia, the $36m funded company highlights just how different the Indonesian travel industry is to other markets in the region.

Indonesian travellers prefer to pay via bank transfer, experts say rate parity is a myth among hotels and it’s the country where BlackBerry still leads (mobile marketing strategy, anyone?)
Read more at http://www.tnooz.com/2013/07/16/news/why-online-travel-in-indonesia-is-different/#G0zF2Qz9uzBZcwUK.99

The travel marketing funnel is broken, says Brian Solis | Tnooz

The travel marketing funnel is broken, says Brian Solis | Tnooz.

“For instance, connected consumers are less influenced by the big broadcast and print campaigns traditionally used to capture people at the top of the funnel, and are more influenced by social media recommendations, such as maybe a fun YouTube video someone shares with them.”
Read more at http://www.tnooz.com/2013/07/16/news/the-travel-marketing-funnel-is-broke/#etfvMPjuLk0fS5mr.99