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Connecting Travel

Connecting Travel connects the global travel market with tourism and hospitality professionals in the Middle East, providing dynamic thought leadership and news the industry can use through its website, social media channels and networking events.

Connecting Travel’s core readership includes the chief executives of the region’s leading travel firms, senior hoteliers, frontline travel sellers and suppliers. Part of Travel Weekly Group, Connecting Travel boasts a 50-year heritage with its sister title Travel Weekly. First published as Travel News in 1969, Travel Weekly is the undisputed market-leading travel trade media brand across all metrics in the UK.

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Jacobs Media Group

Connecting Travel is the Middle East flagship brand of Jacobs Media Group, the global voice for the travel and hospitality industries. Other brands within the Jacobs Media Group portfolio include Travel Weekly, The Caterer, Aspire, Travolution, Connections and the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council.

Jacobs Media Group was formed in August 2009 following the acquisition of Travel Weekly Group from Reed Business Information by travel industry entrepreneur and founder of car rental giant Holiday Autos, Clive Jacobs. It now reaches more than 10,000 people every year at its events, attracts over 650,000 unique users to its websites every month and has more than 275,000 social media followers across its corporate and team accounts.

In April 2020, Jacobs Media Group was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest business accolade, in reflection of its global growth.

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Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.