As chief executive of Jannah Hotels & Resorts, Richard Haddad has had a front-row seat for the disruption of the hospitality market in the Middle East. Here he tells Breaking Travel News how the region is overcoming the challenges and adjusting for a brighter future
While Ecuador has been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the airport has to date remained open and operational 24 hours a day to serve cargo flights and repatriation flights.
Wynn Resorts and University Medical Centre have announced a unique partnership, which will allow all employees of Wynn Las Vegas to have access to testing for the Covid-19 virus at no cost to the employee.
Madeira has launched the second phase of the ‘Stay Home Now. Dream Online. Visit Us Later!’ campaign. The destination is looking to speak to those potential visitors who must remain at home for the time being, offering them a little escapism.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a range of support initiatives to its hospitality, leisure and development partners. The move aims to shelter the sector during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis and to lay strong foundations for a future recovery.
Sandals Resorts International has provided the Jamaican government with access to a 52-room hotel Sandals Carlyle. The property will be used as an isolation centre for patients who have recovered but still need additional space to be monitored before returning home.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is using its digital platforms to deliver a virtual care package to followers around the world currently practicing social distancing. In addition to sharing irie vibes, the series will also feature live cooking demos and pre-recorded wellness sessions.
Jannah Hotels & Resorts is opening its luxurious yet cosy suites and apartments for month-long stays at its properties in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
In an attempt to turn the tide of negative news, the Portuguese tourism board has transformed the communication of the destination from #CantSkipPortugal into #CantSkipHope.
Atlantis, the Palm has reported record-breaking 2019 with an average occupancy of 90 per cent. The increase in visits is a result of strong footfall from top source markets, as well as from diversified markets, and is in line with the tourism strategy set out by Dubai Tourism.