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    Qatar Tourism looks at the MICE sector for expansion

    Audio: The FIFA World Cup is probably one of the largest events in the MICE sector of the travel and tourism industry and with Qatar hosting the 2022 event we speak with Abdulla Malalla Al Bader, Director, Qatar Tourism Authority. He talks to Phil Blizzard about their hotel pipeline, the range of sporting events which they host, the cultural attractions and the importance of the MICE sector.

    Listen Audio » Qatar:Monday, April 29 - 2013 @ 15:20
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    Singapore looks at the Art Route to celebrate ties with the UAE

    Audio: Singapore is seeing a substantial rise in visitors from the Middle East due to the increasing number of airlines flying into the island state. Mohamed Hafez Marican, Area Director Middle East & Africa, Singapore Tourism Board talks to Phil Blizzard about key events and attractions which are helping to boost visitor numbers. He explains what Singapore can offer compared with other well know Asia cities, and they talk about the strong ties between Dubai and Singapore, along with the forthcoming ‘Art Route’ collaboration.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 28 - 2013 @ 09:35
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    Is encryption a must for the current threat landscape?

    Audio: A significant number of companies don’t pay enough attention to corporate information security practices, according to a Kaspersky Lab survey, in association with B2B International. The survey, conducted in November 2012, polled over 5,000 senior IT managers worldwide and found that 35% of companies expose corporate data to unauthorised parties by failing to use encryption technologies. Steven Bond spoke to Nikolay Grebennikov, Chief Technology Officer, Kaspersky Lab, about different types of encryption and how they are effective for enterprise security.

    Previously: Understanding encryption – from ancient Sparta to modern businesses

    Listen Audio » Middle East:Tuesday, April 23 - 2013 @ 16:53
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    Emirates Holidays reveal new trade strategy

    Audio: A forum organised by Emirates for the hoteliers of Dubai has served as platform for the airline to showcase their development strategy, and in particular new source markets. Phil Blizzard talks to Marc Bennett, Divisional Senior VP, Destination & Leisure Management, Emirates about the key messages they are putting to hotel executives in their drive to increase tourism to Dubai.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, April 22 - 2013 @ 09:27
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    Fadi Malas, CEO, Just Falafel CEO Pt 2 – Global objectives for 2013

    Audio: “We have big objectives this year, to become global, we want to be in every single continent” say Fadi Malas, CEO, Just Falafel in conversation with Phil Blizzard. He said they are getting strong response from Brazil for future expansion and also talks about new product development and the importance of social media in their growth.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 21 - 2013 @ 11:31
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    Fadi Malas, CEO, Just Falafel CEO Pt 1 – Middle East Sold Out

    Audio: Executive Views with Fadi Malas, CEO, Just Falafel starts with him talking about the key elements of their business development in 2012 – a year which saw rapid expansion of their franchises across the Middle East. He also talks to Phil Blizzard about their strategy for 2013 and what it meant to him and his organisation to win a raft of SME awards.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, April 15 - 2013 @ 12:01
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    Travelport Merchandising Platform focused on airline products

    Audio: The Travelport Merchandising Platform has been designed to enable a greater flow of information to travel agents and is aimed a creating a speedier and more content rich solution to the booking of airlines tickets. Phil Blizzard spoke with Ian Heywood, Head of Global Supplier Strategy, Travelport about the key aspects of this platform, how it will assist travel agents, and ultimately passengers, in the rapidly changing airline landscape and the products they offer.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 14 - 2013 @ 14:19
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    President Clinton opens WTTC Global Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Audio: The 13th World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit took place in Abu Dhabi with the theme “A Time for Leadership”. President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker at the event, which attracted travel and tourism leaders from across the globe. Phil Blizzard reports on the summit which focused on some of the key issues facing the travel and tourism industry. You may watch the video version of this report in our video section.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 14 - 2013 @ 12:21
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    Dubai World Central announce date of first passenger flights

    Audio: Dubai World Central has announced it will commence general passenger operations as of October 27th 2013. In this report Phil Blizzard talks to Jamal Al Hai, Snr VP, International Affairs & Communications, Dubai Airports about their facilities and also talks with Jozsef Varadi, CEO, Wizz who are based in Central Europe and will start services into Dubai from four cities – Budapest, Kiev, Bucharest & Sofia.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 07 - 2013 @ 13:58
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    Dubai World Central passenger flights to commence with Wizz Air pt 2

    Audio: Launch airline for Passengers flights into Dubai World Central (DWC)includes European based Wizz Air and in this part Phil Blizzard speaks to Jozsef Varadi, CEO, Wizz Air their decision to use DWC rather than Dubai International Airport. He also talks about their ticketing structure, the advantages of booking early and despite being a point to point carrier they can connect UAE travellers to a substantial number of European destinations.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, April 07 - 2013 @ 10:53






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