Mr Ferghal Purcell, COO of HMH, said, “We have a number of strategic announcements lined up for ATM this year that is the MENA region's largest B2B travel and tourism show. It gives us the perfect opportunity to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with the global travel trade. Twenty-three years in the running, ATM 2017 promises to be bigger and better bringing together travel professionals from 86 countries and regions to Dubai, and we are proud to be part of it again - for the 14th year in a row.”
Rixos Hotels, a Turkish inspired collection of luxury hotels and one of the fastest growing hospitality chains in the world, is set to announce the launch of its new flagship hotel, Rixos Premium Dubai at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, held in Dubai from April 23- 27 2017.
Laurent A. Voivenel has just joined Swiss-Belhotel International as Senior Vice President, Operations & Development for the Middle East, Africa & India. He will be responsible for leading the group in the region and takes over the role at a time when Swiss-Belhotel is celebrating 30 years of success having established its first property in China in 1987. The company has got massive expansion ongoing in the Middle East with over 3500 rooms in development. We talk to Laurent to know more.
Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination, is all set to participate in the 2017 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, taking place from April 24 to 27. With an eye on driving island visitation— while boosting the tourism, travel and entertainment industries in Abu Dhabi— Yas Island will showcase its full range of leisure and MICE offerings.
Rixos Hotels, one of the fastest growing hospitality chains in the world and pioneer of the sought after ultra-all-inclusive concept, announced today that Ali Ozbay joins the company as Cluster Director of Marketing & Communications.
Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai has appointed Azel Casianan as the new Assistant Director of Sales. Azel has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality field. During her career, she has worked with many renowned international hotels such as Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, Accor Hotels & Starwood Hotels.
In the region’s most high profile appointment, global hospitality group Swiss-Belhotel International has named Laurent A. Voivenel as Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India. This strategic announcement comes well in time for Arabian Travel Market 2017 where Swiss-Belhotel International will have a strong presence.
Ramada Hotel & Suites Sharjah, the award-winning hotel managed by global hotel giant Wyndham Hotel Group, today announced the completion of more than AED 25 million in extensive renovations and upgrades, creating an elevated 4-star guest experience across all 343 of its guest rooms and suites.
Citymax Hotels is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of its second international property in Egypt, located in Aswan City. The new location is the eighth property from the hospitality brand, following the four existing properties in Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and the most recent addition to the portfolio in Alexandria, Egypt.
Tilal Liwa Hotel, situated on the edge of Rub Al Khali Desert in Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter, joined the rest of the world in observing World Autism Awareness Day, aimed at raising awareness of autism in all levels of society.
Having served local and global travelers with its distinctive and pioneered services since 1997, Al Bustan Centre & Residence celebrates its 20th anniversary as the popular hotel apartment among tourists and businessmen in Dubai.
Fairmont The Palm Dubai has announced the appointment of a new Director of Operations, Jorge Fernandez. Joining the team from March 5 2017, Jorge will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the execution of the resorts operational procedures and delivering key strategic initiatives across the resort.
Today’s traveller is experience savvy, not only through the search button online, the social media accounts adding a visual stimulance to holiday bucket lists help too. Yet, it is the unique experiences, captivated in lifetime memories, which outdo all the search tools.
Dubai newcomers Wyndham Dubai Marina and TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, both part of hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group, today announced the creation of a joint executive committee charged with managing both hotels and their collective 1,100 guest rooms. Spearheading the team is hotel industry veteran Rogier M. Hurkmans as cluster general manager, responsible for leading daily operations and overseeing more than 400 hotel associates.
The Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) participated in a promotional roadshow organised by the UAE Ministry of Economy. Now in its second year, the roadshow took place in Beijing and Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China, from March 27 to 28 under the slogan “Visit UAE”.
HMH - Hospitality Management Holding will be present in the Saudi capital to take part in the Riyadh Travel Fair from the 7th to the 10th of April 2017. Ninth year in running, the exhibition is considered to be one of the largest tourism events in Saudi Arabia attracting leading international and regional travel and tourism companies.