Hospitality professionals will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of in-destination trends at the Middle East’s first ever edition of Arival Dubai @ ATM.
Arrivals from the UK to the GCC will increase 22 per cent over the period from 2018 to 2024, driven by new and direct flight routes, competitive air fares and a growing number of leisure travellers.
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.