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.
Dubai Airports, operator of Dubai International and Dubai World Central, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 to ensure a world-class experience for the millions of guests that will visit Dubai during the event. Following the signing of the deal the airport operator is now an official supporter of Dubai Expo 2020.
Jumeirah Group has been selected to operate a mixed-use development within a new $1 billion tower in Business Bay by property investment company RP Global. The Jumeirah Business Bay will include a 200-room luxury Jumeirah hotel as well as 350 serviced apartments and 290 luxury residences managed under the Jumeirah brand.
ITB Berlin 2014 is proving the idea forum for Dubai to highlight its grand plans for hosting World Expo 2020.