Ahmed Al Mamari, Deputy CEO, Royal Jet, Abu Dhabi
Abdullah Tawakul, Senior VP, Dnata Dubai
Jamal Al Hai, Senior VP, Dubai Airports
Luxury hotel brand Jumeirah has reported a strong growth in sales, led by a surge in occupancy rates across its Dubai portfolio this year. The group has also unveiled plans to launch a new lifestyle brand, VENU Hotels, later in 2010 as its global expansion continues apace.
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, reported high occupancy in its Dubai hotels in the months of February-April 2010 maintaining a robust average room rate.
The biggest players of Arabian travel and tourism are gearing up for the most important evening of the year – the World Travel Awards 2010 Middle East Ceremony, which takes place on 3 May at the Address Dubai Marina, with His Highness Prince Bandar as Guest of Honour.
Arabian singing sensation and UNICEF goodwill ambassador, Nancy Ajram, has been announced as the headline act of the World Travel Awards 2010 Middle East Ceremony in Dubai on 3 May.
The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, one of the world’s leading hospitality management schools and part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding; is now recruiting for its new Master of Science Degree in International Hospitality Management - the first of its kind in the GCC region.
The recently opened Hilton Dalaman Resort & Spa, located on Turkey’s beautiful, unspoilt Dalaman coast, has been nominated for the prestigious 17th Annual World Travel Awards in three separate categories: Turkey’s Leading Beach Resort, Turkey’s Leading Hotel and Turkey’s Leading Resort.
Nominees for the Africa World Travel Awards have been announced, with over 400 top travel brands competing to be named as the best of the best. The winners of the Africa & Indian Ocean Ceremony will be announced at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday July 7th 2010 – with voting now open.
Etihad Airways is to commence flights from its hub in Abu Dhabi to Baghdad on 26 April 26, and will become the first airline in the UAE to fly to Iraq.