Breaking Travel News catches up with Dimitris Manikis, president and managing director in EMEA for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. He tell us how important the franchise model is in the region, which markets are poised for growth and why the company is well-placed to exploit the boom in the mid-market sector.
The new Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre has made its debut during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. The new facility has opened as the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates seeks to boost its business travel credentials.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News in Ras al Khaimah during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Fredrik Jonsson, managing partner of Mereha, offers his thoughts on the potential for growth in the Middle Eastern hospitality sector.
InterContinental Hotel Group vice president for development in the Middle East & Africa, Matthew Tripolone, speaks to Breaking Travel News during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Ras al Khaimah. He tells us about the potential for growth in the mid-market segment, how important Saudi Arabia will be in the hospitality sector in the region and the development of the new voco brand.
Breaking Travel News speaks to Alexander Suski, director of sales and marketing in the Middle East & Africa for Millennium Hotels & Resorts, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2019 in Ras al Khaimah. He tells us about the company’s plans for expansion in the region and which markets have the most potential for growth.
With the first phase of the Red Sea mega-project in Saudi Arabia’s Western Region on track for completion in 2020, Breaking Travel News catches up with John Pagano, chief executive of the Red Sea Development Company, to understand more about the landmark project as they ramp up towards completion
The organisers of the annual Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, Meed, have released the second annual AHIC Hotel Investment Forecast, which reveals that close to US$30 billion worth of hotel construction contracts will be awarded in the Middle East and North Africa between now and 2023.
As the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference returns to Ras al Khaimah, Breaking Travel News chats with Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president of Millennium Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East & Africa, about the rapidly developing hospitality sector in the regions