World Travel Market 2016

World Travel Market 2016

As thousands of professionals from the hospitality sector gather in London for World Travel Market 2016, Breaking Travel News catches up with the key players at this industry leading event.

Videos

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

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

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: Ziad Al Ghanmi, specialist marketing programmes, Saudia

WTM 2016: Ziad Al Ghanmi, specialist marketing programmes, Saudia

11th Nov 2016

Ziad Al Ghanmi, specialist marketing programmes, Saudia speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are the airline’s new first class product and its roll out to European routes, as well as new routes about to launch into Germany.

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

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

11th Nov 2016

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

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

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.

WTM 2016: Susan Shultz, director of sales, American Cruise Lines

WTM 2016: Susan Shultz, director of sales, American Cruise Lines

11th Nov 2016

Susan Shultz, director of sales, American Cruise Lines talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are the new ship the brand plans to launch in spring 2017, the vast range of itineraries offered by ACL, and the importance of the UK market to the brand.

WTM 2016: Frederic Guillemard, marketing manager, Europe & Asia, Australis

WTM 2016: Frederic Guillemard, marketing manager, Europe & Asia, Australis

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Frederic Guillemard, marketing manager, Europe & Asia, Australis, at World Travel Market 2016. Australis has confirmed that its new expedition cruise vessel will take to the water in January 2018. Named Ventus Australis the new state-of-the-art Australis expedition vessel will explore the remoteness of Patagonia encompassing the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn. Here we find out more.

WTM 2016: Hans Lagerweij, portfolio managing director, Quark Expeditions

WTM 2016: Hans Lagerweij, portfolio managing director, Quark Expeditions

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Hans Lagerweij, portfolio managing director, Quark Expeditions at World Travel Market 2016. Having taken the title of World’s Leading Specialist Cruise Line 2015 at the World Travel Awards, we here find out more about this tour operator offering adventure cruises to the North Pole, Arctic and Antarctic.

WTM 2016: Jacinta Nzioka Mbithi, chief executive, Kenya Tourism Board

WTM 2016: Jacinta Nzioka Mbithi, chief executive, Kenya Tourism Board

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Jacinta Nzioka Mbithi, chief executive, Kenya Tourism Board, at World Travel Market 2016. Here we find out more about recent cooperation with the east African community, new airlift into the destination and what is on offer beyond safari holidays.

WTM 2016: Julien Munoz, vice president, sales, Dubai Parks & Resorts

WTM 2016: Julien Munoz, vice president, sales, Dubai Parks & Resorts

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Julien Munoz, vice president, sales, Dubai Parks & Resorts at World Travel Market 2016. Dubai Parks & Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments, became the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opened last month. Comprising three separate theme parks - Motiongate, Legoland Dubai, and Bollywood Parks - we here find out more about this unique destination.

WTM 2016: Karl Thompson, managing director, UK & Europe, Sandals

WTM 2016: Karl Thompson, managing director, UK & Europe, Sandals

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Karl Thompson, managing director, UK & Europe, Sandals, at World Travel Market 2016. Sandals Resorts was recognised as World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company by the World Travel Awards in 2015, while the company has also broken ground on a new Barbados expansion. Here we find out more.

WTM 2016: Kirsty Danks Brown, sales and marketing director, Bab Al Qasr Hotel

WTM 2016: Kirsty Danks Brown, sales and marketing director, Bab Al Qasr Hotel

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Kirsty Danks Brown, sales and marketing director, Bab Al Qasr Hotel, at World Travel Market 2016. Opened by Millennium & Copthorne earlier this year, the hotel is situated in a stunning location in Abu Dhabi. Here we find out how it has been received over the past few months.

WTM 2016: Le Thanh Dung, managing director, UK, Vietnam Airlines

WTM 2016: Le Thanh Dung, managing director, UK, Vietnam Airlines

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Le Thanh Dung, managing director, UK, Vietnam Airlines at World Travel Market 2016. Vietnam Airlines recently announced total consolidated revenue of VND36 trillion for the six months to June 30th 2016 as well as appointing a new chief executive. We find out more at this exciting time.

WTM 2016: Marcos Santos, regional director, QuadLabs

WTM 2016: Marcos Santos, regional director, QuadLabs

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Marcos Santos, Regional Director, QuadLabs Brazil at World Travel Market 2016. QuadLabs Technologies is a premier travel technology solutions provider with a focus on delivering world-class technology products. The company began operations in 2006 with an office in India and now have other offices in Brazil and UAE. Here we find out more.

WTM 2016: Margarida Almeida, director, Amazing Evolution Management

WTM 2016: Margarida Almeida, director, Amazing Evolution Management

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Margarida Almeida, director, Amazing Evolution Management at World Travel Market 2016. Having taken the title of Europe’;s Most Romantic Resort at the World Travel Awards earlier this year, we here find out more about Monte Santo Resort.

WTM 2016: Michael Campbell, managing director, Island Car Rentals

WTM 2016: Michael Campbell, managing director, Island Car Rentals

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Campbell, managing director, Island Car Rentals at World Travel Market 2016. With Jamaican tourism growing at record pace, the brand is well placed to exploit the development of the hospitality market on the island.

WTM 2016: Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas

WTM 2016: Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas, at World Travel Market 2016. September this year was the best month on record for Las Vegas visitation, after the destination welcomed more than 3.7 million visitors during the month – heading toward a total of 42 million in 2016. Here we find out more.

WTM 2016: Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotels

WTM 2016: Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotels

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer, Minor Hotels at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are recent Sri Lanka openings under Anantara umbrella - Anantara Kalutara and Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort - with Anantara Salalah Resort, Oman, also opening recently.

WTM 2016: Norman Gage, vice president sales and marketing, Europe, Mystifly

WTM 2016: Norman Gage, vice president sales and marketing, Europe, Mystifly

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to WTM 2016: Norman Gage, vice president sales and marketing, Europe, Mystifly at World Travel Market 2016. Mystifly offers best airfare deals on over 900 airlines across 70 or more countries on a single platform, making it the preferred choice of over 6,000 travel professionals. Here we find out how the company plans to grow in the future.

WTM 2016: Omer Kaddouri, president, Rotana

WTM 2016: Omer Kaddouri, president, Rotana

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Omer Kaddouri, president, Rotana at World Travel Market 2016. Rotana is making strong headway with its ambitious vision of operating 100 hotels by 2020. Here Kaddouri discusses the group’s robust development pipeline in 2017 and shares details regarding a number of new openings in the year to come.

WTM 2016: P M Withana, chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism

WTM 2016: P M Withana, chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to P M Withana, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism at World Travel Market 2016. Sri Lanka aims to make a record US$3.5 billion from tourism this year on the back of its improved rights record under a new government after years of ethnic war, while a series of world-class properties have recently opened in the destination.

WTM 2016: Patricio Gaybor, general director, Quito Tourism

WTM 2016: Patricio Gaybor, general director, Quito Tourism

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Patricio Gaybor, General Director, Quito Tourism at World Travel Market 2016. Quito Tourism has led winners at the World Travel Awards Latin America Gala Ceremony 2016, taking the title of Latin America’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year. Here we find out more.

WTM 2016: Ricardo Dinis, general sales manager, TAP Portugal

WTM 2016: Ricardo Dinis, general sales manager, TAP Portugal

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Ricardo Dinis, general sales manager, TAP Portugal, at World Travel Market 2016. Dinis talks Breaking Travel News through the airline’s new fare structure, potential new stopovers in Lisbon and Porto, and the importance of recent victories at World Travel Awards.

WTM 2016: Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways

WTM 2016: Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Richard Saldanha, chairman, Trans Maldivian Airways, at World Travel Market 2016. Top of the agenda is a recent agreement with Addu International Airport Company which will see seaplane transfers become available with Trans Maldivian Airways from Gan International Airport to nine resorts within the greater Southern region.

WTM 2016: Santiago Corrada, president, Visit Tampa Bay

WTM 2016: Santiago Corrada, president, Visit Tampa Bay

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Santiago Corrada, president, Visit Tampa Bay at World Travel Market 2016. With tour operators seeing an increase year-on-year in room nights in Tampa Bay, the destination has also recently seen new flight launched from Iceland Air.

WTM 2016: Tom Garzilli, chief marketing officer, Brand USA

WTM 2016: Tom Garzilli, chief marketing officer, Brand USA

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Tom Garzilli, chief marketing officer, Brand USA at World Travel Market 2016. On the agenda are visitor figures from 2016, plans for 2017 and the growing importance of tourism to the United States.

WTM 2016: Ahmed Shiaan, ambassador UK & European Union, Maldives

WTM 2016: Ahmed Shiaan, ambassador UK & European Union, Maldives

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Ahmed Shiaan, ambassador UK & European Union, Maldives, Maldives at World Travel Market. As the south of the destination opens up to guests, we hear about the latest infrastructure spending, the importance of the UK market and the success Maldivian tourism in 2016.

WTM 2016: Ajith Dias, chairman, SriLankan Airlines

WTM 2016: Ajith Dias, chairman, SriLankan Airlines

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Ajith Dias, chairman, SriLankan Airlines at World Travel Market 2016. He talks Breaking Travel News viewers through the latest routes from the carrier, improvements to the on-board product and what the future holds for the flag-carrier.

WTM 2016: Hawkins Pham, general director, Tourism Advisory Board, Vietnam

WTM 2016: Hawkins Pham, general director, Tourism Advisory Board, Vietnam

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Hawkins Pham, general director, Tourism Advisory Board, Vietnam, at World Travel Market 2016. Pham discusses how the booming economy in Vietnam benefits tourism, the diverse hospitality offering in the country and what we can expect in the next 12 months.

WTM 2016: David Riba, general manager, Habitat Apartments

WTM 2016: David Riba, general manager, Habitat Apartments

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to David Riba, general mamanger, Habitat Apartments at World Travel Market 2016. The growth of the brand is top of the agenda, while he also talks to editor Chris O’Toole about the importance of victory at the World Travel Awards.

WTM 2016: Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection

WTM 2016: Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection

9th Nov 2016

Breaking Travel News talks to Debrah Dhugga, managing director, Dukes Collection at World Travel Market 2016. With the new Dukes property set to open in Dubai in just a few weeks and the London hotel undergoing a significant renovation, there is much to discuss.