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Gulf hospitality operators looking to increase their share of the growing Halal tourism market should diversify and digitise their offerings to suit younger generations of Muslim travellers, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019.

On October 15 - 29, HalalBooking.com hosted a group of sales staff from 13 travel agencies from across the world including Germany, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with dnata Travel, one of the Middle East’s biggest travel companies, to grow visitor numbers from the UAE to the island of Ireland.

The global cruise industry continues to grow rapidly with 27 million cruisers expected this year. By 2030 more than 40 million people worldwide are to travel on cruise ships annually. Dubai is well-placed to be a global cruise tourism hub.

Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific announced its figures for April indicate a 10 percent rise in the number of passengers in Asia-Pacific and a two percent drop in the Middle East.

Low-cost carrier Air Arabia has taken delivery of two new Airbus A320 aircraft, bringing its total operating fleet to 53 planes.

Global technology provider for the travel industry, Amadeus, and Oman-based travel agency, Khimji’s House of Travel, recently renewed their partnership.

A highlight of this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) saw industry experts discuss how technology trends are transforming the Middle East travel industry.

Oman will be the Official Partner Country of the 2020 edition of Germany-based global travel show ITB Berlin.

WITH ITS LATEST INFRASTRUCTURE AND HOSPITALITY DEVELOPMENTS, OMAN APPEARS ON THE RIGHT TRACK TO DRIVE IN MORE ATTENTION OF BUSINESS TRAVELLERS AND MICE PLANNERS.