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Expo 2020 preparation drives Middle East participation at WTM 2016

Expo 2020 preparation drives Middle East participation at WTM 2016

Inspired by the positive regional potential of Expo 2020 and despite low oil revenues, increased numbers of travel professionals from across the Middle East, participated in this year’s World Travel Market in London. This helped the leading international travel trade to record a joint-record attendance of 51,500 and the highest number of exhibitor invitees and buyers in the 37-year history of the event.

WTM 2016: Yahia Rashed, minister of tourism, Arab Republic of Egypt

WTM 2016: Yahia Rashed, minister of tourism, Arab Republic of Egypt

14th Nov 2016 Videos

Yahia Rashed, minister of tourism, Arab Republic of Egypt, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. As the destination continues to recover, he discusses the importance of renewing airlift out of the UK, the improving security situation and his hopes for 2017.

WTM 2016: Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

WTM 2016: Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

13th Nov 2016 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Edmond Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica at World Travel Market 2016. Returning to office earlier this year, minister Bartlett reveals how the UK has grown in importance as a source market for the destination while also presenting the latest headlines from the hospitality sector.

WTM 2016: Rajni Hasija, group general manager, Maharajas’ Express

WTM 2016: Rajni Hasija, group general manager, Maharajas’ Express

11th Nov 2016 Videos

Rajni Hasija, group general manager, Maharajas’ Express, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are the luxury tour options on offer on the train, the importance of winning at the World Travel Awards and what the group has planned for the future.

WTM 2016: Kent Cooper, head of sales, La Perle

WTM 2016: Kent Cooper, head of sales, La Perle

11th Nov 2016 Videos

Ken Cooper, head of sales, La Perle, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. As the attraction prepares to open in spring 2017, he brings viewers up to date with what the destination will add to tourism in Dubai.

WTM 2016: Simon Cook, country manager, UK, Oman Air

WTM 2016: Simon Cook, country manager, UK, Oman Air

11th Nov 2016 Videos

Simon Cook, country manager, UK, Oman Air speaks to Breaking Travel News about the airline’s new routes to China, the reconfiguration of its services at London Heathrow, and new opportunities at Manchester Airport in the north of England.