Speaking to Breaking Travel News at Arabian Travel Market, Henk Meyknecht, chief operating officer in the Middle East and Africa for European hoteliers Kempinski, tells us about his plans for expansion in the region. With the new Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai on the Palm Jumeirah receiving top reviews, the company seems well placed to grow further.
Breaking Travel News reporter Phil Blizzard catches up with Thomas Willms, chief executive of Steigenberger Hotels, during Arabian Travel Market. He tells us about plans to double the number of properties under operation by the company over the next five years and what role the Middle East will play in that process.
Following a recent re-branding, Muzzammil Ahussain, executive vice president of consumer travel at Seera, tells Breaking Travel News that the new identity reflects the company’s global ambitions. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, he also tells us the Saudi-based brand is well-placed to exploit the rapidly developing hospitality sector in the country.
Breaking Travel News chats with Aurelio Giraudo, general manager at Villa Rosa Kempinski Nairobi, about the property, the Kenyan hospitality market and what we can expect from the hotel during Arabian Travel Market 2019.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News during Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, Michael Marshall, chief commercial officer with rapidly growing Minor Hotels, tells us about the latest properties on offer from the company. He also tells us about his confidence in the future of the hospitality market in the Middle East.
Breaking Travel News takes a moment to chat to Tim Cordon, senior vice president for the Middle East and Africa at Radisson Hotel Group, during Arabian Travel Market. He tells us about the company’s plans for the region and Radisson’s expectation that there is still plenty of space for growth in the United Arab Emirates.
With Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld all now all fully operational in the United Arab Emirates, Mark Gsellman, vice president of theme parks for Farah Experience, tells Breaking Travel News about his long-term vision for tourism in the destination.
Having recently welcomed an F1 Grand Prix to capital Baku and with the UEFA Cup final just weeks away, Florian Sengstschmid, chief executive officer with the Azerbaijan Tourism Board, is keen to showcase how sports tourism can boost a destination. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market, he also tells Breaking Travel News about plans to grow visitor numbers from key GCC markets.
Cherian Chacko, corporate sales and marketing director for hotels and resorts with Saudi Arabia-based Al Khozama, tells Breaking Travel News how the rapidly changing hospitality market in the country benefits private sector investors.
Having taken over the role of chief executive with JA Resorts & Hotels last year, Anthony Ross here tells Breaking Travel News about his ambitions for this stalwart of the hospitality sector in the Middle East. With a series of renovations taking place at its properties in Dubai, and Expo 2020 just around the corner, the future appears bright for the brand.
Having recently assumed the role of area general manager with Dubai-based Emaar Hospitality Group, Mark Kirby here tells Breaking Travel News what is on offer at the flagship property from the company, Address Downtown.
Having hosted the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony, Don Strickler, general manager of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, tells Breaking Travel News how the event has put the destination on the hospitality map. Having been open for just a few months, he also tells us how the location is being received by guests.