CNME Editor Mark Forker secured an exclusive interview with Abdulrahman Mutrib, CTO, Seera, to find out how the leading travel and tourism company adapted its business model to deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis – and how technology is empowering them to make better decisions.
Eighty percent of hotel searches and 60 per cent of travel searches in the Middle East and North Africa, MENA region, are made using mobile phones, demonstrating the importance of a digital, social and mobile first strategy when designing booking platforms, according to a recent study.
UAE-based ride-hailing firm Careem has reportedly signed a partnership deal with Abu Dhabi to collaborate to enhance the tourist experience in the capital.
The future of Dubai’s tourism sector will require greater integration between public and private sector authorities, the implementation of ambitious initiatives to strengthen the sector and the adoption of the latest technologies, such as blockchain.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Airbnb have teamed up to promote the UAE capital’s offerings.
Yas Mall and Yas Island have partnered with global gaming titan IGN to create a gamers paradise starting Eid weekend, until back-to-school.
The Cabinet Decision to implement a system that returns Value Added Tax (VAT) to tourists will cement the UAE’s status as a premier global tourist destination, asserted the Federal Tax Authority (FTA).
AUH is now offering transit visas on arrival and optimising digital platforms for flight updates and passenger processing systems as well as providing stronger Wi-Fi connection.
DUBZ first gained exposure during the first-ever Dubai Tourism Start-Up Competition, ‘Futurism’, organised in strategic collaboration with GITEX Future Stars.
Launching this Eid Al Fitr weekend, is a first of its kind partnership for Uber and Dubai Tourism, and a collaborative Dubai Pass promotion.