With less than a year to go until the event, preparations are moving up a gear at Expo 2020. Here Breaking Travel News chats with Sanjive Khosla, chief commercial officer for the event, during World Travel Market in London. He tells us about his ambitions for the exhibition and the lasting impact it will have on the hospitality sector in the Middle East.
Dubai Airports and Expo 2020 Dubai have teamed up to give the more than 120,000 passengers who connect through Dubai International every day a sneak preview of the event. The initiative aims to provide compelling reasons for them to return to Dubai to attend the expo next year.
Mariah Carey has urged guests from around the world to visit Expo 2020 in Dubai as the emirate begins the one-year-countdown to the show. Playing a free concert at Burj Park in Dubai, the popstar kicked off the countdown to the event, which will debut on October 20th next year.
Emaar Hospitality Group has announced the appointment of Alma Au Yeung as its corporate director, strategic projects and partnerships. In her new role, she will have overall charge in driving the group’s strategic partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai.
Spanish hospitality company Barceló Hotel Group will debut its newest project, Occidental IMPZ Dubai, next month. With close proximity to the Expo 2020 site and only 30 minutes away from the Dubai airports, the new hotel will be in the epicentre for corporates and offer an array of modern meeting and conference rooms for exhibitors.
With preparations for Expo 2020 now well-advanced in Dubai, Breaking Travel News speaks to Gillian Hamburger, senior vice president, commercial, for the event about how it will impact on the hospitality sector in the United Arab Emirates.
Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the Middle East, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designed to support the UAE’s plans for diversification to a knowledge-based economy.
Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president, legacy development, Dubai Expo 2020, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the upcoming event in the United Arab Emirates. With just three years to go, we discover more about plans for the Expo site after the event.
The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, returning for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre. Expo 2020, set to run between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.