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BILAL KHAN, PRODUCT ANALYTICS MANAGER, HOLIDAYME.COM, SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON SAUDI ARABIA’S TOURISM INDUSTRY, ALSO PROVIDING ANALYSIS OF THE COUNTRY’S MAIN CHALLENGES.

MATTHEW POWELL, SENIOR DIRECTOR, INDIA, AND AGENCY COMMERCE SOLUTIONS, AMFESA, TRAVELPORT, EXPLAINS WHY HE BELIEVES THE COMPANY HAS STAYED AHEAD OF THE GAME WHEN IT COMES TO TRAVEL AGENCY TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS

QATAR IS TRANSFORMING INTO A UNIQUE BUSINESS AND LEISURE DESTINATION ACCORDING TO THOMAS FEHLBIER, AREA GENERAL MANAGER, BANANA ISLAND RESORT DOHA,WHICH AIMS TO CULTIVATE A BALANCED BUSINESS AND LEISURE HOTEL ENVIRONMENT.

ANTOINE MEDAWAR, VICE PRESIDENT, AMADEUS, MENA, REVEALS HOW THE COMPANY STAYS AT THE TOP OF THE GAME IN THE EVER-EVOLVING WORLD OF GDS AND AMID INCREASINGLY TECH-SAVVY CONSUMER AND AIRLINE INDUSTRY DEMANDS AS BRICK-AND-MORTAR OPTIONS MAKE WAY FOR E-COMMERCE.

MOVING AWAY FROM ITS RELIANCE ON OIL REVENUES, DUBAI HAS IDENTIFIED KEY STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES TO MAXIMISE THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS TOURISM INDUSTRY BY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REPEAT VISITORS.

WITH DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE MARKETING (DTCM) FOCUSING ON INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REPEAT VISITS AS ONE OF ITS THREE MAIN PILLARS OF VISION 2030, MARK DEERE, GENERAL MANAGER, AMWAJ ROTANA EXPLAINS HOW THE RESORT CONTRIBUTES TO THE AUTHORITY’S EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE TOURISTS TO COME BACK.

WITH DUBAI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCE MARKETING (DTCM) HAVING IDENTIFIED INCREASING THE NUMBER OF REPEAT VISITS AS ONE OF THE THREE CORNERSTONES IN ITS VISION 2020, CHARLIE TAYLOR, GROUP DIRECTOR, JUMEIRAH HOTELS & RESORTS, EXPLAINS HOW THE GROUP IS CONTRIBUTING TO ACHIEVING THIS MILESTONE.

LOCATED IN THE HEART OF SAKHIR DESERT, BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT (BIC) IS AN ULTRAMODERN MOTORSPORT FACILITY AND A FAVOURITE VENUE FOR A RANGE OF EVENTS INCLUDING WEDDINGS, MUSIC CONCERTS AND CHARITY OCCASIONS.

WITH TOURISM BEING A CENTRAL PILLAR OF DUBAI’S ECONOMIC GROWTH, THE EMIRATE IS EXPECTED TO FURTHER LEVERAGE THE SECTOR BY BROADENING ITS OFFERING.