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Ahmed Shiaan, ambassador to United Kingdom, Maldives

Ahmed Shiaan, ambassador to United Kingdom, Maldives

9 November 2018 Videos

Having just hosted the World Spa Awards and announced a host of new resorts, Ahmed Shiaan, Maldives ambassador to the UK, speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market. Also on the agenda is the completion of the Sinamalé Bridge, expansion at Velana International Airport and optimism around the change of political leadership in the country.

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism, Jamaica

9 November 2018 Videos

Breaking Travel News finds out more about the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre set to open in Jamaica from tourism minister Edmund Bartlett. He tells us speed and a strong communication strategy are key to quickly overcoming disasters in developing nations.

Issam Kazim, chief executive, Dubai Tourism

Issam Kazim, chief executive, Dubai Tourism

9 November 2018 Videos

With the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing recently announcing an ambition to welcome 25 million visitors per annum by 2025, Issam Kazim, chief executive of the organisation, here tells Breaking Travel News where the extra guests are going to come from. Also up for discussion are the impact of the new Al Maktoum International Airport and the developing family travel sector in the emirate.

Sebastian Slobayen, minister, tourism investment, Argentina

Sebastian Slobayen, minister, tourism investment, Argentina

9 November 2018 Videos

As low-cost flights with Norwegian from Heathrow open up Argentina to a whole new travelling demographic, Sebastian Slobayen, minister for tourism investment for the country, here tells Breaking Travel News what impact he expects the route to have. With the value of the peso also recently falling, he tells us now is the time to visit during World Travel Market 2018 in London.

María Amalia Revelo Raventós, minister of tourism, Costa Rica

María Amalia Revelo Raventós, minister of tourism, Costa Rica

9 November 2018 Videos

Breaking Travel News speaks to María Amalia Revelo Raventós, minister of tourism for Costa Rica, during World Travel Market in London. She tells us how the natural attractions of the destination are putting it on the international hospitality map as well as bringing us up to date with the reopening of the Arenal Volcano National Park.

Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism, Saint Lucia

Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism, Saint Lucia

9 November 2018 Videos

Breaking Travel News chats with Dominic Fedee, minister of tourism for Saint Lucia, at World Travel Market. On the agenda is the development value of the hospitality sector, the portrayal of the Caribbean in the western media and the importance of the UK as a source market for the country.

Derek Hanekom, minister of tourism, South Africa

Derek Hanekom, minister of tourism, South Africa

9 November 2018 Videos

South Africa minister of tourism Derek Hanekom tells Breaking Travel News how new visa regulations will benefit the tourism sector in the destination during World Travel Market in London. Also up for discussion are the messaging around the apparent water shortage in Cape Town and the value of attending the leading European trade show.

Gabriel Escarrer, chief executive, Meliá Hotels International

Gabriel Escarrer, chief executive, Meliá Hotels International

9 November 2018 Videos

Meliá Hotels International is the leading hotel group in Spain and has over 50 new hotels in its current pipeline. Here chief executive Gabriel Escarrer tells Breaking Travel News which are due to come to fruition next during World Travel Market in London.

Anil K Gayan, minister of tourism, Mauritius

Anil K Gayan, minister of tourism, Mauritius

9 November 2018 Videos

As Mauritius seeks to diversify away from luxury beach breaks, minister of tourism Anil K Gayan here tells Breaking Travel News what else is on offer in the Indian Ocean destination. Speaking at World Travel Market in London he also explains how important the UK is as a source market for the hospitality sector in the country.