Arabian Travel Market - 2017

Arabian Travel Market - 2017

Arabian Travel Market hosts four days of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions and top level ministerial discussions. Here Breaking Travel News talks to the key players at the event.

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Andrew Humphries, chief operating officer, Katara Hospitality

Andrew Humphries, chief operating officer, Katara Hospitality

3 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks with Andrew Humphries, chief operating officer, Katara Hospitality, during Arabian Travel Market 2017 in Dubai. He brings us up to date with a variety of investments currently under development by the Qatari company, while also discussing the changing hospitality landscape in the Middle East.

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Jaan Albrecht, the newly appointed chief executive of Saudi Arabian Airlines, about his ambitious plans to grow the carrier. Also on the agenda is the significance of aviation to the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 – the plan to diversify the economy about from oil and expand the tourism sector.

Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group

Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News chats with Olivier Harnisch, chief executive, Emaar Hospitality Group, at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. With ten properties now open, Emaar is expanding rapidly, announcing six new hotels across its three brands during the show.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai

2 May 2017

Ghaith Al Ghaith, chief executive, flydubai, speaks to Breaking Travel News during Arabian Travel Market 2017. On the agenda is the launch of new flights to Montenegro and the continued expansion of the carrier’s low-cost network.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, chief executive, Millennium & Copthorne

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, chief executive, Millennium & Copthorne

2 May 2017

With Millennium & Copthorne currently unveiling a range of new brands, Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, chief executive of the company, here bring Breaking Travel News’ viewers up to date at Arabian Travel Market. He is also tells us about plans to open a host of new properties across the Middle East.

Sherin Francis, chief executive, Seychelles Tourism Board

Sherin Francis, chief executive, Seychelles Tourism Board

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Sherin Francis, chief of the Seychelles Tourism Board, about all the latest headlines from the destination. As well as welcoming to exciting new properties to the Indian Ocean, we find out more about how the Middle East is becoming an increasingly significant source market for the islands.

Jean de Thé, group director, InterRent

Jean de Thé, group director, InterRent

2 May 2017

As the brand expands its presence in the Middle East with its latest opening at Dubai International Airport, Breaking Travel News chats with Jean de Thé, group director, InterRent, about its ambition to bring low-cost mobility solutions to the Middle East.

Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer, Rotana

Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer, Rotana

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Guy Hutchinson, chief operating officer, Rotana, at Arabian Travel Market. With the company celebrating its 25th anniversary, on course to open 100 hotels by 2020, and expanding into sub-Saharan Africa earlier this year, there is much to discuss.

Serge Zaalof, managing director, Atlantis, The Palm

Serge Zaalof, managing director, Atlantis, The Palm

2 May 2017

Serge Zaalof, managing director, Atlantis, The Palm, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market 2017. On the agenda are new properties from the brand in China and the United States, as well as the expansion of the existing property in Dubai.

Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotel Group

Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotel Group

2 May 2017

Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotel Group, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market. On the agenda are the range of openings the company has planned under its varied brands around the world as well as the significance of Dubai and the Middle East as a source market.

Edmund Bartlett, tourism minister, Jamaica

Edmund Bartlett, tourism minister, Jamaica

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks with Edmund Bartlett, tourism minister for Jamaica, at Arabian Travel Market 2017. On the agenda are the significance of the Middle East as a source market for the Caribbean, his work with the World Travel & Tourism Council, and the importance of sustainability in the hospitality sector.

Abdin Nasralla, chief executive, Dubai Gourmet

Abdin Nasralla, chief executive, Dubai Gourmet

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Abdin Nasralla, chief executive, Dubai Gourmet, about the Qasr Al Sultan development currently under construction in Dubai. With a luxurious boutique hotel set to open at the location, the future looks bright for this little slice of Arabia.

Mahmoud Qalyoubi, general manager, Funsho Signature Limousine

Mahmoud Qalyoubi, general manager, Funsho Signature Limousine

2 May 2017

As the Middle Eastern hospitality industry gathers in Dubai for Arabian Travel Market, Breaking Travel News chats to Mahmoud Qalyoubi, general manager, Funsho Signature Limousine. He reveals how the company has grown in the past 12 months and tells us how the Dubai tourism market is developing this year.

Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection

Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection

2 May 2017

With Dukes Dubai opening the Palm Jumeirah, Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection, here brings Breaking Travel News up to date. Bringing a small taste of England to the United Arab Emirates, the hotel has been well received by luxury travellers in the region.

Jimmy Lopez, executive assistant manager, Palazzo Versace Dubai

Jimmy Lopez, executive assistant manager, Palazzo Versace Dubai

2 May 2017

Breaking Travel News chats with Jimmy Lopez, executive assistant manager, Palazzo Versace Dubai, at Arabian Travel Market in the United Arab Emirates. With the newly opened property wowing the Middle Eastern hospitality scene, he tells us how the project came to fruition and what makes it unique.

Oral Yigitkus, chief executive, BookLogic

Oral Yigitkus, chief executive, BookLogic

2 May 2017

With a series of new deals signed, Oral Yigitkus, chief executive at BookLogic, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market about the company, its technology, and its role in Middle Eastern hospitality.

Fawaz Danish, chief executive, Budget Saudi Arabia

Fawaz Danish, chief executive, Budget Saudi Arabia

2 May 2017

Fawaz Danish, chief executive at Budget Saudi Arabia, is joined by Jana Siber, vice president, global licensees, Avis Budget Group, and Anil Abraham, regional manger for Budget Saudi Arabia, to discuss the company, what it offers to hospitality in the Kingdom, and their plans for the future.

Mikael Svensson, general manager, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

Mikael Svensson, general manager, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai

1 May 2017

Breaking Travel News catches up with Mikael Svensson, general manager, Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai at Arabian Travel Market. Discussing the newly opened property, we learn what it brings to the competitive hospitality sector in the Middle East.

Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum

Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum

27 April 2017

With the hotel now just days away from opening, Breaking Travel News catches up with Alessandro Redaelli, director, Paramount Resort & Spa Bodrum, to discuss what the property will bring to Turkish tourism. He also touches on the rebound in hospitality in the country and his ambitions in his new role.

Fadi Ammache, general manager, Copthorne Hotel Sharjah

Fadi Ammache, general manager, Copthorne Hotel Sharjah

27 April 2017

Breaking Travel News catches up with Fadi Ammache, general manager, Copthorne Hotel Sharjah, during Arabian Travel Market 2017. With the hospitality industry gathering in Dubai for the event, he talks us through how important it is to be present as the show.

Simon Fricker, general manager, Nobu Hotel Riyadh

Simon Fricker, general manager, Nobu Hotel Riyadh

27 April 2017

Breaking Travel News talks to Simon Fricker, general manager, Nobu Hotel Riyadh, about the planned opening of the property during Arabian Travel Market 2017. He also tells us about the brand’s continued transition from a dining focused organisation to a full spectrum hospitality company.

Emre Dilek, sales and marketing director, Legend of Aqua Kingdom

Emre Dilek, sales and marketing director, Legend of Aqua Kingdom

26 April 2017

Emre Dilek, sales and marketing director, Legend of Aqua Kingdom, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the new attraction in Turkey. On the agenda is the importance of the Middle East as a source market, Turkish hospitality, and his ambitions for the new destination.

Ruchir Bang, executive director, RoomsXML

Ruchir Bang, executive director, RoomsXML

25 April 2017

Ruchir Bang, executive director at RoomsXML Solutions, tells Breaking Travel News about his company. With a new partnership with Skyscanner in the bag and new technology coming to market, the future looks bright for this World Travel Awards winner.

Ayman Ashor, general manager, Arjaan by Rotana

Ayman Ashor, general manager, Arjaan by Rotana

25 April 2017

Ayman Ashor, general manager at Arjaan by Rotana, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the property he leads and what it offers in the competitive hospitality market in Dubai.

Christophe Schnyder, general manager, Sofitel the Palm Dubai

Christophe Schnyder, general manager, Sofitel the Palm Dubai

25 April 2017

Breaking Travel News catches up with Christophe Schnyder, general manager, Sofitel the Palm Dubai, during Arabian Travel Market. Celebrating five years with the property, he tells us about the recent developments at the hotel and the health of tourism in the United Arab Emirates.

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication, Saudia

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication, Saudia

25 April 2017

Abdulrahman Altayeb, vice president corporate communication with Saudi Arabia flag-carrier Saudia, talks to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market. With so much happening at the airline, he discusses the new First Class suite, the new planes the carrier has on order, and the growth of inbound tourism in the destination.