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John Lynch, Director of Tourism, The Jamaica Tourist Board @ ITB Berlin 2012 from Breaking Travel News
John Lynch, director of tourism at the Jamaica Tourist Board talks to BTN about Jamaica’s increased bookings, its 50th anniversary celebrations and Prince Harry’s meeting with Usain Bolt.
Dianna Martin, general manager of Northern Cape, South Africa talks to BTN about some of the destination highlights in Northern Cape and hosting the Skateboarding Championships.
Tom Jager, group sales & marketing and PR manager for Shamwari Group talks to BTN about the significance of Australia and South America as key emerging markets for Shamwari.
Thomas Emmanuel Ramapuram, joint sales director, Orange County Luxury Resorts talks to BTN about two elaborate new properties that are set to open in untapped destinations over the next two years, as the group continues its focus on experiential tourism.
Christian Belzner, Director of business development, ISO Travel Solutions talks to BTN about dynamic travel components and shaping the IT landscape of tourism companies around the world.
Rajiv Shandilya, the newly appointed Chairman of the Tourism Development Company Trinidad & Tobago talks to BTN about new initiatives planned for Trinidad and Tobago as it seeks to become an aggressive player in the Caribbean travel and tourism landscape.
Josef Forstmayr, managing director of Round Hill Hotel and Villas talks to BTN about the property’s newly opened restaurant - The Grill at Round Hill - and its focus on healthy food and lifestyle.
Alla Drachiova, manager of tourism development at Amadeus Travel tells BTN why ITB Berlin is such an important event for the leading travel technology company.
Karl Pilstl, managing director of Blue Haven Hotel in Tobago talks to BTN about the evolution of the oldest hotel in Tobago.
BTN talks to Cumhur Özen, General Manager, Mardan Palace at ITB Berlin 2012 about high end events that will be taking place at the property in coming months.
Cumhur Özen, General Manager, Mardan Palace tells BTN about the brand new golf course that will be breaking ground in May and expansion activity at the spectacular property.
Jacques Peter, General Manager, SOHO Square, Savoy Hotels & Resorts talks to BTN about plans for a new egyptian mall and food court at SOHO Square.
Paul Jackson, chief executive of Mardan Events talks to BTN about exciting events and competitions that are planned at the luxurious Mardan Palace in Antalya in Turkey this year.
Lance Smith,executive director of sales at Avis South Africa talks to BTN about strong bookings in car rental for 2012 and forward looking trends driven by sustainability-conscious travellers, including fuel efficient vehicles and car sharing.
Michael Sik Yuen, Minister of Tourism for Mauritius, talks to BTN about his ambitious plans to double visitor numbers to Mauritius in coming months.
Zafer Alkaya, general manager of Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Turkey talks to BTN about hosting the World Travel Awards in 2013.
Astrid Ehring ITB’s press officer talks to BTN about the evolution of the world’s biggest travel trade exhibition and hot topics that have surfaced at this year’s event.
Regina Sixt from Sixt Car Hire talks to BTN about her extraordinary achievements having been named ‘woman of the year’ by the World Travel Awards and the group’s ambitious expansion plans into the US.
Ralph Higgs, director of tourism for Turks & Caicos gives BTN an update on developments that are taking place around the islands as it gears up to host to the World Travel Awards Caribbean & The Americas ceremony in September 2012.
Carsten Schieck general manager at Conrad Maldives tells BTN about the recent completion of a US$10 million upgrade including exclusive new water villas and beach suites.
Andre Jacques, director of sales at St Regis, Doha tells BTN the soft opening of the property which will officially open on April 1.
Mohammed El Sawy, Head of Culture Information & Tourism Committee shares with BTN the latest developments on the ground in Egypt.
Kapil Chopra, executive vice president of The Oberoi Group talks to BTN about the impact the Oberoi Gurgaon has had on New Delhi since it opened its doors in April last year. The stylish property has been selected as the host venue for the World Travel Awards Grand Final in…
Mary Phillips Jamaica Inn’s general manager talks to BTN about the recent opening of Cottage 7, which is expected to become the second flagship of the property. The quirky new cottage, which sits on two floors, adds a new contemporary twist to the property while maintaining the tradition of the…
Emad Aziz, chairman of the Savoy Group in Sharm el Sheikh talks to BTN about the latest news at the Savoy Group and why it is such an ideal location for all types of travellers.
Givemore Chidzidzi, COO of Zimbabwe Tourism Authority talks to BTN about the UNWTO General Assembly conference that will take place in Zimbabwe in 2013.
Heiner Werdeling, general manager of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel talks to BTN about the rebranding the Yas Viceroy and refurbishment plans for this year.
Hakan Duran,general manager of Cornelia De Luxe Resort talks to BTN about the all-inclusive property and its Nick Faldo championship 27-hole golf course that opened in 2006 and has since made a name for itself in the golfing world.
Subodh Kant Sahai, India’s Minister of Tourism tells BTN about the rich history and culture to be found in India, which is targeting a 12% growth in international visitors this year.
David Millili, Chief Web Officer, Pegasus Solutions talks to BTN about its new responsive web design for hotels.
David Thompson, regional general manager of Jebel Ali International Hotels talks to BTN about developments at Palm Tree Court with a new beachfront 341-room hotel set to open in Dubai in Q4.
Mark Hehir, general manager of the luxurious One & Only Hotels Reethi Rah in the Maldives talks to BTN about India, China, Australia and Russia emerging as new markets.
Abdin Nasralla, vice president at Meydan Hotels & Resorts talks to BTN about the brand new 9 hole golf course that is set to open in April and a new beach club opening soon.
BTN talks to Rosemarie Wolf, France, Germany & Italy GM, Sandals at ITB Berlin 2012
Doris Greif, general manager of Jumeirah Etihad Towers talks to BTN about the significance of ITB Berlin for this new property which opened in the UAE in November 2012.
Aaron Kaupp general manager of the Armani Hotel Milano talks to BTN about the newly opened property in Milan, which is the second property in the collection, following the Armani Hotel Dubai that opened one and a half years earlier.
Abdullah Bin Suwaidan, Director Inward Missions, Dubai Tourism talks to BTN about tapping into new markets and playing host to the World Travel Awards in April.
Elhamy ElZayat, Chairman, Egyptian Tourism Federation talks to BTN about the significance of the work of the Egypt Tourism Federation its changing role over the past 12 months.
Jan Siddiqi, director of sales & marketing at the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha talks to BTN about the significance of being the first Wyndham Grand managed brand in the Middle East.
Omer Kaddouri, executive vice president & COO of Rotana talks to BTN about Rotana’s ambitious expansion plans with seven new properties set to open this year.
Dieter Geiger, General Manager, Savoy Group speaks to BTN about the projects underway for the largest operator in Sharm El Sheikh, including the planned expansion of the Royal Savoy, the construction of the SOHO Hotel and the addition of Oxford Street in SOHO Square.
Dr Nelson Githinji, tourism secretary for Kenya talks to BTN about its phenomenal growth in 2011 and its positive outlook for next year with a shift towards new emerging markets as the destination prepares to welcome visitors for the Africa Hotel Investment Forum and the World Travel Awards in 2012.
Ahmed Abdullah M. Alnuaimi, chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority Hotel talks to BTN about infrastructural developments taking place in Qatar in the build up to FIFA and the changing profile of Doha.
Matthew Weihs, managing director of Bench Events talks to BTN about the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) set to take place in Nairobi on 25-25 September 2012 and growth opportunities in Africa.
Anita Cremer, director of sales and marketing at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, talks to BTN about the newly signed partnership with Robert Rock, champion of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
Phelisa Mangcu, acting chief executive of Johannesburg Tourism Company talks to BTN about Joburg’s new booking portal and its recently formed collaboration with Cape Town and Durban.
Peter Baumgartner, chief commercial Officer of Etihad Airways talks to BTN about a milestone year in which Etihad has moved into profit as it continues its growth plans with new strategic partnerships.
Gerhard Mitrovits, general manager of Hotel Baltschug Kempinski in Moscow talks to BTN about landmark refurbishment taking place at the property including upgrades to the public areas, new restaurants and a spanking new mediterranean bar.
Paul Pennicook, director, Jamaica Tourist Board, talks to Breaking Travel News about the growth of tourism in the Caribbean. With a new government also taking power at home, he here discusses the return of Edmund Bartlett to the role of tourism minister and examines what might change under his leadership.
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John Lynch, director of tourism, Jamaica Tourist Board