Breaking Travel News speaks to Haitham Mattar, chief executive of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, during ITB Berlin in Germany. He tells about an upcoming tented village project on the Jebel Jais mountain and how important adventure tourism is to the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates.
Najib Balala, minister of tourism for Kenya, tells Breaking Travel News how a focus on beach and safari tourism is paying dividends for the African destination. Talking to editor Chris O’Toole during ITB Berlin, he also reveals how infrastructure development is likely to prove vital for the future success of the country.
Having welcomed record numbers of visitors to the island in 2018, Jamaica minister of tourism, Edmund Bartlett, celebrates with Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin. He also tells editor Chris O’Toole about his ambition to return the proceeds of the hospitality sector to the people of the country.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin in Germany, Dimple Singh, chief operating officer with Creative Travel, tells us how the company is seeking to showcase India to an international market. With savvy travellers increasingly able to book their own trips online, he is keen to reveal how the organisation can offer inimitable experiences in the country.
With the island’s airport now fully operational, and the number of flights set to continue at its heightened level, Juliet Williams, tourism manager for the St Helena Tourist Board, tells Breaking Travel News what impact the hospitality sector is having on the remote community during ITB Berlin.
Sanjiv Ramdanee, chief executive of Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa in Mauritius, speaks to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin in Germany. As the property celebrates its tenth anniversary, he tells us how winning at the World Travel Awards has boosted its profile across the hospitality industry.
Breaking Travel News chats with Heidi Hayes, director of communications for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, during ITB Berlin in Germany. She tells us how the destination is shifting its focus away from gaming toward a broader spectrum of hospitality sectors, including wellness and business travel.
Pip Casey, regional manager for the UK & Europe at Tourism New Zealand, speaks to Breaking Travel News during ITB Berlin. She tells us how the destination is trying to showcase more of its offering, how important Europe is as a source market and what we can expect in 2019.
With the redevelopment of the aviation infrastructure in the country now complete, Shabib Al’Maamari, group chief of sector development at Oman Aviation Group, tells Breaking Travel News what the feedback from passengers has been like. Speaking at ITB Berlin he also tells us how important the tourism sector is for the Middle Eastern destination.
Peter Baumgartner, senior strategic advisor at the Etihad Aviation Group, tells Breaking Travel News how important seamless travel will be for the industry during a wide-ranging interview at ITB Berlin in Germany.