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  • Aaron McGrath

    General Manager

    Six Senses Zighy Bay

    Aaron who holds a Diploma in Hotel Management from Hotel Institute Montreux, Switzerland comes to us with over 24 years of experience, working...

  • Abdo Basmaji

    Travel Specialist

    Travel Counsellors

    Travel specialist and passionate traveller, Best new starter at Travel Counsellors 2016/17,  Career history at key industry members, Holidays and...

  • Ahmed Alrayyes

    Chief Commercial Officer

    DXB Entertainments

    Ahmed AlRayyes joined DXB Entertainments in August 2017. He is a seasoned professional with a long track-record of successfully implementing...

  • Aida Al Busaidy

    Director C2C marketing and Campaigns

    Dubai Tourism

    Aida Al Busaidy is a renowned personality in the communications field with over 15 years of experience. Starting her career in public relations...

  • Ait Voncke

    Vice President Market Management-EMEA

    The Expedia Group

    Ait is responsible for managing the Expedia group’s hotel portfolio across EMEA. He leads a knowledgeable team focused on maximising the exposure and...

  • Alaa Al-Hindi

    Director of Digital Marketing

    Visit Jordan

    Alaa Al-Hindi is currently the Director of Digital Marketing at the Jordan Tourism Board and has been working at the Jordan Tourism Board since 2011....

  • Alaa AlShroogi

    Director-Visitor Enhancement, Visitor Experience

    Expo 2020 Dubai

    As Director of Visitor Enhancement at Expo 2020 Dubai, Alaa AlShroogi is responsible for utilising digital technology to enhance the visitor journey...

  • Alan Peaford (MBE)

    Editor-in-Chief

    Arabian Aerospace

    Alan Peaford is a former actor and an award-winning journalist with strong ties to the Middle East and Africa. He held senior editorial positions to...

  • Alessandra Alonso

    Founder

    Women in Travel CIC

    Alessandra Alonso is Founder of Women in Travel CIC, a social enterprise dedicated to leveraging the travel and tourism industry in order to empower...

  • Alex Morriss

    Director of Affiliate Partnership

    Expedia

    Alex Morriss is Director of Affiliate Partnerships, Middle East, Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) brand. In this role, Morriss drives EAN’s business...

  • Aline Barhouche

    Area Director of Human Resources-Middle East, Turkey and Africa

    Radisson Hotel Group

    Aline Barhouche is Area Director of Human Resources (HR), Middle East, Turkey and Africa for Radisson Hotel Group, recognised by Ethisphere Institute...

  • Amit Garg

    Director of Sales and Marketing

    Al Nahda Hotels and Resorts

  • Anna Trushkina

    Director-Hotels

    Wego

    Powered by an unwavering commitment towards excellence and natural aptitude for data analytics in the travel metasearch landscape, Anna Trushkina...

  • Antonio Fellino

    VP, B2C Retail & eCommerce

    Dnata

    Antonio Fellino holds the position of Vice President of Retail, & eCommerce for dnata Travel in the UAE, and leads the retail and online teams,...

  • Antony Doucet

    Brand Director, Concept developer, and creative mind

    Kerten Hospitality International (The House Hotel, The House Residence, Cloud.7 Hotels, OuSpace and Frikadell)

    Antony Doucet joined the Kerten Hospitality in 2010, during which time he has launched and developed several successful new brands for the group...

  • Archana Singh

    Brand Strategist and Travel Journalist

    travelseewrite

    A Brand Management Expert by profession and a Travel Journalist by passion, who loves to explore offbeat places in search of untold human stories....

  • Berthold Trenkel

    CEO

    Fursan Travel

    Berthold is the CEO of Fursan Travel; one of the leading travel providers in the GCC covering all sectors from retail to corporate/government and OTA...

  • Carol Hay

    Director of Marketing UK & Europe

    Caribbean Tourism Organization, (CTO)

    Carol Hay has over 25 years’ experience in the tourism sector, her primary areas of expertise include marketing, destination branding, product...

  • Catherine Ridley

    CEO

    Sama Sama Holiday Homes

    Catherine Ridley is the Founder and CEO of Sama Sama Holiday Homes, a young start-up with a strong ambition to disrupt the Tourism Industry in Dubai....

  • Charlie Taylor

    Group Director of Brand Communications

    Jumeirah Group

    Charlie Taylor has more than 15 years experience working in PR & Communications, predominantly for destination and hospitality brands. Currently...

  • Chloe Reuter

    Founder and CEO

    Reuter Communications

    Chloé founded Reuter Communications in January 2010 with a clear objective to build a world-class communications agency in China focusing on premium...

  • Christoph Mueller

    Chief Digital and Innovation Officer

    Emirates Airline

    Christoph Mueller has joined Emirates Group in September 2016 as Chief Digital and Innovation Officer. Previously he has been Group Chief Executive...

  • Christopher Warren

    Director

    International Centre for Responsible Tourism (Australia-Middle East)

    Christopher Warren is the director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (Australia-Middle East). As a qualified trainer and assessor,...

  • Cristina Polo

    Market Specialist, Middle East

    Phocuswright

    Cristina Polo is a French expat who has been living in Dubai for the last 12 years. With over 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry in...

  • Darren Foster

    Sr. Alliance Manager EMEA

    SAP Concur

    Darren lives and works in London, UK and has been with SAP Concur for the past 3 years.  He is passionate about travel technology and our industry...

  • David Rutnam

    Manager, New Distribution Capability Regional Implementation

    International Air Transport Association (IATA)

    David Rutnam is the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Manager New Distribution Capability Regional Implementation.  He is responsible...

  • Davide Antonioli

    Senior Sales Manager

    Amadeus

    After several years in the financial industry, Davide Antonioli joined Amadeus in 2017 as Senior Sales Manager in the Payment Business Unit. Having...

  • Deirdre Wells (OBE)

    Chief Executive

    Ukinbound

    Deirdre Wells OBE was appointed Chief Executive of UKinbound in March 2014, following 20 years in Government at the Department for Culture, Media and...

  • Dina Mustafa

    Head of Sustainability Operations

    Expo 2020 Dubai

    As Head of Sustainability Operations at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dina Mustafa leads the development and implementation of the World Expo’s sustainable event...

  • Dinesh Daphale

    Director and Head of Cash Management (EMEA)

    Citi Commercial Bank

    Dinesh joined Citi in 2001 and has held multiple roles within product mgmt, project mgmt, compliance, operations and technology within Citi’s...

  • Dominique Audibert

    Associate Director

    Whalar

    With a background in the building and marketing of new brands, Dominique Audibert joined Whalar just before it's launch in February 2016. She now...

  • Dr Maria Encarnacion Ridao Alonso

    Medical Director

    Dubai Herbal and Treatment Centre

    Dr. Maria obtained extensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Furthermore she has a Master’s Degree in Preventive Medicine. Dr Maria...

  • Dr Mario Hardy

    Chief Executive Officer

    Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

    Mario Hardy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the not-for-profit membership association that...

  • Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat

    Managing Director

    Jordan Tourism Board

    Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat is the current Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board; the leader in positioning and promoting Jordan as the...

  • Dr. Abhishek Jain

    Vice President, Business Development and Operations-SE Asia, India & Middle East

    WTS International

    Dr. Abhishek Jain brings 17 years of extensive experience in luxury hospitality, spa & wellness industries including pre-opening and successful...

  • Dr.Grace Ravindran

    Naturopathic Doctor

    The Retreat Palm Dubai

    Graduating from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Dr. Grace boasts a wealth of education and experience in Naturopathic Medicine...

  • Eddie Taylor

    Editor

    Arabian Business

    Eddie Taylor is the editor of Arabian Business, the weekly business and news magazine published by ITP Media Group. With 20 years in the industry,...

  • Elena Nikolva

    Author and Editor-in-Chief

    MuslimTravelGirl.com

    Elena Nikolova is an international speaker, author and the editor-in-chief of the awardwinning MuslimTravelGirl.com, the largest Western Muslim-...

  • Ellen Trotochaud

    Global Business Development, Travel Channel

    SAP Concur

    With 35 years in the business travel and technology industry, Ellen brings extensive leadership in Customer Consulting, TMC Operations, Partner...

  • Engy Naguib

    Consulting Manager

    Euromonitor International

    More than 15 years of diverse experience in strategic research and consulting field, focusing mainly on tourism and export strategies. That was...

  • Erik Johansson

    Director of Strategy Development & Investor Relations

    Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

    Erik Johansson brings over 15 years of experience in global investment and tourism promotion across 30 countries, to his role as Director of Strategy...

  • Faeez Fadhlillah

    Co-founder and CEO

    Salam Standard and Tripfez

    One of Asia’s top travel tech entrepreneurs Faeez Fadhlillah is one of Asia’s leading travel industry entrepreneurs. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of...

  • Faisal Memon

    Founder and CEO

    illusions Online

    Faisal Memon, is the founder and CEO of Illusions Online. Faisal is driven by a determination to provide solutions that are “ahead of time” – a...

  • Faten Telidji

    Guest Service Supervisor

    Sofitel The Palm

    Faten has a Bachelor degree in Hospitality and Luxury Management and in Marketing. Before coming to Dubai she was working in a spa in Bora Bora,...

  • Fathuma Hamzi

    Cluster Director of Human Resources

    Radisson Blu

    Key Areas of Expertise: Human Resources; Learning & Development; Career Counseling & Coaching; Corporate Social Responsibility Programme ...

  • Fatin Said

    Regional Communications Manager

    Sabre Travel Network Middle East

    Fatin is a bilingual experienced marketing and communications professional with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology,...

  • Ferry Trinidad

    Cluster E-Commerce Manager

    The Cove Rotana Resort and Fujairah Rotana Resort and Spa

    Ferry is currently a Cluster E-Commerce Manager for Rotana’s prime resorts in the Northern Emirates: The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimahand...

  • Filippo Sona

    Director, Head of Hotels MENA

    Colliers International

    Filippo is an investment and development professional with 24 years of hotel operational and advisory experience gained from the UK, Europe, USA and...

  • Flavio Leoni

    Vice President of Sales, Distribution, Loyalty and Marketing

    AccorHotels-Middle East

    Flavio Leoni is the Vice President of Sales, Distribution, Loyalty and Marketing at AccorHotels Middle East, which includes a portfolio of more than...

  • Frank Reeves

    Co-founder and CEO

    Avvio

    Frank has acquired a reputation for being one of the top innovators in travel technology. Since co-founding hotel technology company Avvio in 2002,...

  • Gemma Greenwood

    Director

    Content Inc

    Gemma has 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and PR consultant. She has worked for a range of major newspaper titles and business...

  • Genevieve Hathaway

    Founder

    ArchaeoAdventures

    Genevieve Hathaway is a photographer, videographer, and founder of ArchaeoAdventures Tours. She’s also a recovering archaeologist and Egyptologist. ...

  • Ghassan Teffaha

    Global Head of Sales & Partnerships

    Amadeus Mobile

    Ghassan Teffaha has spent over a decade helping airlines and travel agencies streamline operations and grow their business through innovative...

  • Ghassan Teffaha

    Global Head of Sales & Partnerships

    Amadeus Mobile

    Ghassan Teffaha has spent over a decade helping airlines and travel agencies streamline operations and grow their business through innovative...

  • Guido E.De Wilde

    Chief Operating Officer – Middle East

    Marriott International Inc

    Guide De Wilde is the Chief Operating Officer of Marriott International in the Middle East.  With over 30 years of international experience in the...

  • Hadi Moussa

    General Manager-Middle East and Africa and Head of EMEA Business Development

    Airbnb

    Hadi Moussa, General Manager for Middle East and Africa at Airbnb and Head of EMEA Business Development, joined the company in May 2015. He...

  • Harj Dhaliwal

    Managing Director, Middle East and India Field Operations

    Virgin Hyperloop One

    Harj Dhaliwal oversees all customer activity and projects for Virgin Hyperloop One in the Middle East and India. With over 34 years of civil...

  • Harold Goodwin

    WTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

    World Travel Market

    Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000...

  • HE.Mr. Zayed R.Alzayani

    Minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism

    Kingdom of Bahrain

    H.E. Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani is the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism since December 2014. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Alzayani led his...

  • Heba Bin Redha

    Co-founder

    Emirati Kashtas

    Heba Bin Redha, a certified Emirati Tour Guide in the UAE, has started her passion in tourism four years ago when she first obtained her tour guide...

  • Heidi Van der Watt

    Managing Director

    Better Tourism Africa

    Heidi van der Watt co-founded Better Tourism Africa, a sister organisation of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism,  in 2006 and the...

  • Iftikhar Hamdani

    Cluster General Manager

    Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche

    Iftikhar Hamdani is the cluster general manager for Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman, Ramada Beach Hotel Ajman and the new Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche....

  • Inge Huijbrechts

    Global Vice President Responsible Business

    Radisson Hotel Group

    Inge Huijbrechts is Global Vice President Responsible Business for Radisson Hotel Group – developing the Responsible Business program in the group’s...

  • Ismat Abidi

    Founder & Executive Producer

    ASLI

    More Information Coming Soon... 

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