20 November 2017

Editorial Calendar 2017


TTN’s focus is firmly on travel agents and industry professionals with monthly pages focusing on hotels, aviation, technology, Mice and news. We look at specific events, including international exhibitions, many of which we are media partners for, and also give insight into industry trends. TTN also highlights regional and international destinations, runs features on various issues such as sustainable tourism, based on industry feedback as well as publishing periodic supplements.


JANUARY

Shopping Tourism: From the fashion capital of the world to outlet shopping and curated experiences in luxury stores, we share shopping holiday ideas for clients with all kinds of budgets.

Hotel Serviced Apartments and Residences: Fast gaining traction in the region as the go-to option for both family and corporate travellers, hotel apartments and serviced residences benefit owners, operators and end-users alike. We examine the rising popularity of this genre in the region and dig up further insights and upcoming projects.

Train Travel: What are the options when the journey becomes the destination itself? TTN looks at amazing train journeys around the world, from narrow gauge heritage rides and scenic trips up snow-capped mountains to high-tech sky trains and everything in between.

International Destinations: Spain and Portugal.

Regional Travel: Jordan and Qatar.


February

Sports and Adventure Travel: Bungee jumping, paragliding, quad biking, a jungle safari or a hike up the mountains – sports and adventure enthusiasts will travel to the corners of the planet for that adrenaline rush. TTN brings together the top destinations and hotel properties in this category.

IBTM Arabia: The region’s Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi is supported by TTN and is the region’s only such event highlighting this growing sector.

International Destination: Turkey.

Regional Travel: Oman.


MARCH

ITB Berlin: We preview what’s on offer at one of the world’s largest travel shows. One of the Middle East’s few travel magazines to have their own stand at ITB Berlin every year, TTN provides a unique opportunity to reach out to the world with its extensive distribution within the International Media Pavilion and the Middle East halls.

Spa Holidays: Travellers today are hankering for a break from their busy everyday lives and looking to be pampered on their travels. TTN rides the spa wave and brings the swankiest relaxation and rejuvenation options to the fore, including yoga and meditation holidays, beauty breaks and detox retreats in the region and beyond.

International Destinations: Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Regional Destination: Kingdom of Bahrain.



APRIL

ATM: Our annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) preview in support of the region’s biggest travel event held in Dubai covers exhibitors and their products or services being featured or launched during the show. TTN is a Preferred Media Partner and is the sponsor of the successful travel agents’ competition running alongside the event, and benefits from extensive distribution.

Cruising: One of the industry’s fastest growing sectors, TTN looks at the growing number of cruise operators serving or targeting the region as well as the development of cruise terminals.

WTTC – Global Tourism Summit: This year, World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Tourism Summit goes to Bangkok, Thailand. TTN is the Middle East media partner at this prestigious annual global event.

International Destination: North & South America.

Regional Travel: Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



MAY

Family Holidays: With all-inclusive deals and family activities, hotels and resorts continue to innovate to cater to this important segment of tourists. TTN looks at the various offerings by leisure resorts and theme parks for the whole family in time for the summer and Eid holidays.

Ramadan Offers: We round up the best Ramadan packages and deals on offer from hotels, airlines, tour operators and tourism boards in the region.

IMEX: TTN looks at the Middle East participants attending this dedicated Mice exhibition, held in Frankfurt. TTN is a media partner at this key event and will be distributed from the Media Café and within the Middle East hall.

International Destination: Central and Eastern Europe.

Regional Destination: Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.



JUNE

Destination Weddings and Honeymoons: Be it a private wedding in a small village somewhere in the South of France or a huge affair in the Seychelles, tying the knot out of one’s home town requires a lot of planning. TTN puts together a list of wedding vacations and hot honeymoon holidays in time for a perfect spring wedding.

Premium Travel: We examine premium travel options, from cabins at the front of the aircraft to the highest suite category of hotels, and provide an update on new luxury products in the pipeline.

Summer Breaks and Eid Offers: Make the most of hot summer and Eid discounts and all inclusive packages across the hospitality board from car-hire and destination management wholesalers to hotels and airlines.

International Destinations: Great Britain and Ireland.

Regional Travel: Africa.



JULY

Summer Offers Part II: Take the clients to cooler climes! Make the best of these hot summer packages across the region and beyond.

Business Travel: We look at corporate travel facilities offered by regional destinations, hotels and airlines for business travellers to the region.

Concept Hotels: From an extreme sports hotel in an old Chinese quarry to luxurious hotels recycled out of historic banks and abandoned factories, TTN travels high and low to spot the most unique concept hotels in the region and around the world.

International Destinations: Thailand and Vietnam.

Regional Travel: Egypt.



AUGUST

Medical Tourism: Medical and alternative solutions to health matters will be discussed as more and more resorts are designed to pamper or improve the body and relax the mind. TTN will also provide information on what regional and overseas countries are currently offering.

Eid Al Adha Holidays: It’s that time of the year when everyone wants a quick getaway. We help you plan their holidays for them with deals you just cannot ignore.

International Destinations: The Sub Continent and Indian Ocean Islands.

Regional Travel: Lebanon.



SEPTEMBER

Golf Holidays: As golfing becomes increasingly popular and more golf courses mushroom everywhere, TTN takes a look at new and existing courses around the globe. TTN will also focus on golfing packages and special offers available regionally and internationally and preview the International Golf Travel Market held in November.

Value Travel: TTN takes a look at value for money options offered by low cost carriers, three-star hotels and serviced apartments, now fast-emerging in the Middle East.

International Destinations: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Regional Destination: Fujairah.



OCTOBER

Winter Holidays: Skiing holidays in Europe, North America, Lebanon, Dubai and elsewhere – TTN looks at the winter holiday options available globally.

ITB Asia: ITB Asia is Asia Pacific’s leading trade show. TTN as a media partner will highlight the Asian and the Middle East participants and look at the key initiatives in a preview of this three-day event.

Halal Travel: Halal tourism is growing 100 per cent faster than any other travel niche and is forecast to grow to by $230 billion in 2020. TTN rounds-up Muslim-friendly travel options featured in and around the region.

International Destinations: Hong Kong, China and South Korea.

Regional Travel: Dubai.



NOVEMBER

WTM: TTN is an Official Middle East Media Network partner for the prestigious World Travel Market (WTM) held in London and will showcase industry products and services particularly those from the Middle East. We will have excellent exposure and distribution at the event through the Media Pavilion and in the Middle East hall where we share with the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mice Tourism: TTN previews IBTM World, the leading annual Mice exhibition held in Barcelona, where the magazine is widely distributed. We also explore the fast-rising meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions offerings in the region to meet the rising demand.

Women Travellers: Hotels in the region and around the world increasingly offer special services for women travellers, from single women to those who travel in groups. We look at a variety of destinations and hotels, while sharing unique insights from tour operators and travel agencies.

International Destinations: Australia and New Zealand.

Regional Destination: Sharjah and Ajman.



DECEMBER

ILTM: The International Luxury Travel Market is an invitation-only, unique event ideal for buyers and suppliers working within the international luxury travel sector who strive to provide guests with the ultimate customised luxury experience. TTN is the Middle East Media partner at this exclusive event.

Luxury by TTN, a special annual supplement highlights a collection of luxury experiences available for today’s elite traveller.

Cultural and Entertainment Centres: With the debut of major theme parks in the UAE and the much-anticipated openings of multimillion- dollar museums, opera and theatre facilities in the region, TTN looks at a roundup of cultural and entertainment centres.

International Destinations: France (including Monaco).

Regional Travel: Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain.

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