India alone draw almost 1 million visitors to Dubai, particularly noteworthy given the severe air traffic and seat capacity challenges due to geopolitical volatilities.
While each Middle Eastern economy has its own problems and individual strengths, all in all, the last five years have brought a fair few challenges for most of the region’s markets. The hospitality industry is, as always, one of the first to bear the brunt of tough times. Nagi Morkos, managing partner at Hodema consulting services, analyzes the region’s turbulent times and its impact on the sector and its players
A Lebanese national, Ziad El Hawi joins Millennium Atria Business Bay with a wealth of more than 20 years’ experience within the hospitality industry.
It joins two other Waldorf Astoria properties in the UAE:Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah.
Philippe Zuber has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Brett Armitage has been promoted to the new role of Chief Commercial Officer.
Eligible projects must have an innovative tech solution in the travel and tourism space, and an MVP or pilot that’s ready to scale.