Al Rais Travel is responsible when planning your trip, looking for accommodation and activities that have sustainability certifications, use renewable energy sources or support local communities. Their packages have the options emitting fewer greenhouse gases, such as trains, buses or electric vehicles. They choose direct flights and economy class, their deploy consultants who educate the travellers on the local customs, traditions and etiquette whilst respecting them. They avoid activities that harm wildlife and nature and encourage tourists to buy local products, use local services, eat at local restaurants and stay in locally-owned accommodation.
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This supports the local economy and preserves cultural heritage. Al Rais Travel strives to educate and also does research before planning the packages to make sure that they are more focused on sustainable tourism development that will not harm the nature.
In order to create a more sustainable and equitable world, we will need to choose responsible travel options, reduce our carbon footprint, respect the local culture and environment, support the local economy and educate ourselves and others. Sustainable tourism is necessary in order to build a better future.
Al Rais Travel provides you with personalised recommendations and advice based on your interests and preferences. These can help you plan the perfect trip based on your budget and interests. They are the essential link between the supplier and buyer, providing their airline partners with over 40 years of experience to successfully promote and sell their products and services in a highly competitive and dynamic market.
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Throughout their journey to reduce the footprint and lean towards their goal of sustainability, Al Rais Travel has established the most seamless digital platform for travel booking that eliminates barriers to travel by building easy-to-navigate digital travel planning and management platforms, www.alraistravel.com and www.travtrips.com which are their B2C and B2B portals.
Al Rais Travel’s vision is to continue to be known as a preeminent service-oriented travel management company and put people at the heart of what they do. Their commitment is to constantly improve themselves, keeping in line with the changing trends in the industry, not only to continue being one of the leading travel, tourism and cargo sectors in the UAE but also to expand its horizons in the GCC region, providing premier service options and innovative solutions to all customers. www.alrais.com gives a more detailed insight into their company.
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Dutch hotel company CitizenM is also moving into the metaverse having bought a virtual space in a game called the Sandbox. Here, it will connect with players, explore marketing opportunities and even raise funds to build a real-world property.
The list of metaverse examples for travel and tourism is endless, with Barbados opening a new virtual embassy, South Korea launching a metaverse replica of its capital city, Seoul, and the island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific building a digital version of itself to preserve its history as it faces erasure due to climate change. “As our land disappears we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation,” Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe told the COP27 climate summit last year. With the country’s land, ocean and culture its most precious assets, no matter what happens in the physical world, they will be protected in the cloud, he added.
From staff training to virtual guest experiences to digital twins, these, and many more examples of useful applications for the metaverse will be discussed at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from May 1 to 4.
Experts in this field will debate The Future of Travel and Tourism in the Metaverse, looking at how it can play a key role in advancing the industry and how stakeholders can be part of this new world. The session will be moderated by Karl Escritt, the CEO of Like Digital & Partners, an expert in delivering digital transformation projects for world-leading brands including Atlantis the Palm, One&Only, Vodafone, McLaren, British Airways, The Macallan and Majid Al Futtaim.
He will be joined by Emanual Erden, Web3 and Metaverse Consultant at exclusible, with expertise in creating metaverse products for luxury brands including Fortune 500 companies, as well as digital twins for destinations; Gauthier Guillaume, Founder and CEO at GG&Grace International and GraceVirtualReality (GVR), creator of virtual reality tools for the hospitality sector with a mission to “revolutionise the guest experience” through VR and AR innovations; and Joël Kremer, Partner, Moyosa Media, which builds 3D spaces, from showrooms to galleries for retail, the automotive industry and cultural attractions.
This panel session will discuss what the metaverse is, and what it isn’t; the pros, the cons, and the possibilities; and why some travel and tourism entities are reticent to jump on the bandwagon.
Whether you are on board or sitting on the fence, it’s worth noting that metaverse platforms grew by 15 million users year-over-year in Q3 2023 to 520 million monthly active users (MAUs), according to a report from the analyst firm Metaversed.
As Mckinsey & Company highlights in its Value Creation in the Metaverse report, “with its potential to generate up to $5 trillion in value by 2030, the metaverse is too big for companies to ignore”.
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