Selling Travel Connect: Middle East and Indian Ocean

Join us in London, Manchester and Birmingham

It’s time to connect…

Your chance to network with a host of NEW suppliers including Dusit Hotels & Resorts, Seychelles Tourism Marketing Authority, Angsana Velavaru Maldives, Gulf Air, Visit Qatar, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, Fushifaru Maldives plus Travelpack, Sunlife, Address Hotels & Resorts and many more…

London – October 24
The Caledonian Club
9 Halkin St, London SW1X 7DR
6.00pm – 9.15pm

Manchester – November 1
Manchester Hall
35 Bridge St,
Manchester M3 3BT
6.00pm – 9.15pm

Birmingham – November 2
The Old Library
Zellig, Gibb Street,
Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AA
6.00pm – 9.15pm

As always, our events are free-to-attend and will include refreshments, networking, and unmissable prize draws!

Spaces are limited and are expected to fill up fast, so don’t delay – register today.


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Address Hotels & Resorts
(London only)

Emaar Hospitality Group are a real estate developer, who design hospitality projects across the world. Our brand assets include:

The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Opera, Dubai Aquarium Underwater Zoo and the Dubai Mall.

Our portfolio of hospitality brands include:

 Address Hotels + Resorts + Armani Hotel Dubai + Vida Hotels & Resorts + Rove Hotels

Address are a 5*premium luxury lifestyle hotel and residences brand, with its position message as “ Where Life Happens ”.

Address Hotels + Resorts offer a personal and engaging experience to guests, in a premium lifestyle environment, offering guests ambience, luxury, style and elegance.

The Address brand is renowned for having a fresh identity in the global hospitality and service sector, offering guests gracious hospitality and exceptional service standards.

Vida Hotels and Resorts: – Our upscale 4* lifestyle hotel and residences brand. Vida Hotels and Resorts are an upscale community hub, where guests can connect, create, relax and recharge. Vida is home to those who appreciate fashion, art and design.

Vida’s guests enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and easy casual interactions with the staff. The atmosphere is enthusiastic and light, leaving the guests to feel relaxed, eased and free in their choices.

Rove is our award-winning contemporary midscale brand. A cool lifestyle brand offering well designed themed hotels, a fuss-free service and great value in well-connected sought-after locations. Rove connect you to easily to Dubai and its attractions and are perfect for families, couples or groups.

Contact: Rosina Azhar Rosinaa.gms@emaar.ae

addresshotels.com


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Air Mauritius
(Birmingham only)

Air Mauritius is the only Airline to offer a daily, direct, nonstop service from London Gatwick to Mauritius using the latest state-of-the-art aircraft.

Departing daily in the early evening providing overnight flights in both directions onboard our new

 Airbus A350 or A330 NEO aircraft with an average fleet age of less than 5 years.

Air Mauritius offers a two-class configuration. Our Lie flat Business Class seats with every seat having direct access to an aisle in a 1-2-1 configuration allows plenty of personal space to relax and enjoy the flight. Saviour the amazing Mauritius Cuisine onboard, accompanied by world class wines and of course the true Mauritian Hospitality from our flight crew.

With generous Leg room in Economy class, choices of menus, hours on inflight entertainment this will make the flight to Mauritius a pleasurable experience.

Start your Holiday to Mauritius as soon as your step onboard your Air Mauritius flight.

Our Island in the Sky!

Contact: Sanjay Rudki, Sales Executive, srudki@airmauritius.com

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Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru & Angsana Velavaru
(Manchester only)

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a 5* barefoot luxury all-pool villa resort just 20 mins speedboat ride from Male. It is well known for its popular wreck diving sites and award-winning spa led by the Banyan Tree Spa Academy offering time-honored Asian-inspired treatments.

Dhawa Ihuru (formerly Angsana Ihuru) is a tropical Maldivian paradise, situated just a 20 minute speedboat ride from Male.  After some recent refurbishments the resort now fully embraces Dhawa’s concept of Contemporary, Casual and Comfortable – a resort where the guest calls the shots.  The island has a legendary house reef making it an idyllic destination for world class diving and snorkelling, breath-taking sunset panoramas and a relaxed atmosphere – all whilst adding Dhawa’s signature touches.

Angsana Velavaru is located on an expansive private lagoon in the South Nilandhe Atoll – a short 40-minute seaplane flight from Malé. This desert-island delight offers guests both island and overwater villas in an enhanced level of luxury in authentic surroundings. Angsana Velavaru (known as “Turtle Island” in the local Dhivehi language) is surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and ocean views as far as the eye can see.

banyantree.com          dhawa.com         angsana.com    


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Dubai’s Department of Economy & Tourism (DET)
(Birmingham only)

With the ultimate vision of making Dubai the world’s leading commercial centre, investment hub and tourism destination, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is mandated to support the Government in positioning the emirate as a major hub for global economy and tourism, and in boosting the city’s economic and tourism competitiveness indicators, in line with the goals of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, which aims to double the size of the emirate’s economy and consolidate its position among the top three global cities over the next decade.

Under this remit, DET is driving efforts to further enhance Dubai’s diversified, innovative service-based economy to attract top global talent, deliver a world-class business environment and accelerate productivity growth. Additionally, DET is supporting Dubai’s vision to become the world’s best city to live and work in by promoting its diverse destination proposition, unique lifestyle and outstanding quality of life, overall.

DET is the principal authority for planning, supervising, developing and marketing Dubai’s business and tourism sectors. It is also responsible for licensing and classifying all types of businesses, including hotels, tour operators and travel agents. The DET portfolio includes Dubai Economic Development Corporation (DEDC), Dubai Business Licence Corporation (DBLC), Dubai Corporation for Consumer Protection and Fair Trade (DCCPFT), Dubai SME, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) and Dubai College of Tourism (DCT). 

Contact: Rashi Maithul, Account Manager rashi.maithul@dubaidet.ae


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Dusit Thani Maldives

Thai heritage in combination with warm and friendly Maldivian island culture

On Mudhdhoo Island in Baa Atoll – Maldives’ first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Dusit Thani Maldives is just 35 minutes by seaplane from the capital city, Malé or a 25-minute domestic flight and 10 minutes by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Airport.

Luxurious Maldives hotel on the beach and over-water villas and residences await guests seeking island adventure, fine dining, and relaxation. The house reef is full of marine life, Devarana Spa offers elevated treatment rooms among the coconut trees and full-service amenities ensure every whim is catered to.

Contact: Marcus Leach marcus.leach@dusit.com

dusit.com/dusitthani-maldives


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Fushifaru Maldives

An idyllic island retreat with powder soft sands, Fushifaru Maldives is a 5-star Boutique Resort located in Lhaviyani Atoll. Last year, Fushifaru Maldives Celebrated its fifth anniversary of excellent hospitality. The beautiful island of Fushifaru is a home for an unusual landscape above and below the waterline. With “Fushi”, which means “island” and “Faru”, which means “reef” in Dhivehi, Fushifaru is an ideal reflection of its name. If you need little more than a sensational beach and a comfortable bed, this little laid-back resort might be the one for you.

Contact: Simon Cook simon.cook@scr20.com

fushifaru.com  


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Gulf Air
(London & Manchester only)

Gulf Air is the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain and commenced operations in 1950, becoming one of the first commercial airlines established in the Middle East.
Gulf Air flies double daily from London Heathrow (Terminal 4) and 4 times per week from Manchester. 

Gulf Air operates scheduled flights from its hub at Bahrain International Airport to 13 destinations in Europe, 4 in North Africa, 12 in India, 7 in Pakistan, 7 in Saudia Arabia and then Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore and Maldives.

Gulf Air 787-9 Dreamliner is utilised from LHR and MAN airports to BAH.

Falcon Gold seats have 26 fully flatbed reclining seats that are 80-89 inches wide and equipped with privacy screens and 256 seats with 33 inches pitch in Economy class.

In July 2021 the Kingdom of Bahrain inaugurated its brand-new airport terminal. The terminal features a dedicated Gulf Air check-in area for Falcon Gold and economy class passengers and a brand new Falcon Gold lounge that is double in size and capacity compared to the previous one in the old airport. Several features are maintained from the previous lounge as well as newly introduced spaces such as a children’s area, shower rooms, prayer space, a quiet area, live cooking stations, and new food & beverage concepts.

Contact: Nadia Spita Nadia.Spita@gulfair.com

gulfair.com


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Jordan Tourism Board
(Manchester only)

The Jordan Tourism Board is dedicated to marketing strategies to brand, position and promote Jordan’s tourism product as the preferred travel destination in global markets. Adopting strategies reflect the true image of the Jordanian tourism product, being a cultural, natural, religious, adventure, leisure and MICE destination.

Contact: Lizette Castillo-Nunez lizette@slcrepresentation.com

visitjordan.com


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Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts
(Manchester & Birmingham only)

Today, Jumeirah Group is a Dubai national champion, a member of Dubai Holding and a global luxury hotel company, which operates a world-class 6,500+-key portfolio of 26 luxury properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

The group boasts some of the most prestigious and captivating properties in the world, from the iconic flagship hotel and timeless pinnacle of luxury, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and lavish Arabian palaces across Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, to its contemporary Maldivian island paradise at Olhahali Island and art-inspired dolce vita on the island of Capri. Whether a modern twist on a British classic in the heart of Knightsbridge at The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, or a futuristic setting at Jumeirah Nanjing, Jumeirah’s name is synonymous with service excellence.

Jumeirah Group is also dedicated to destination dining experiences, combining the most authentic and diverse cuisines with spectacular settings to create those unforgettable moments worth sharing. With over 85 restaurants across its portfolio, Jumeirah Group’s award-winning homegrown concepts including Sal, KAYTO, Shimmers, Al Mare, Pierchic and French Riviera, enjoy an enviable reputation for culinary excellence, with ten featuring in the Gault&Millau UAE 2022 guide. The group also has three Michelin starred restaurants – Shang High, L’Olivo and Al Muntaha.

Contact: Nicola Smith: Nicola.Smith@jumeirah.com

www.jumeirah.com


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Welcome to the world of Rotana
(Birmingham only)

Since its inception, the company has grown to become the largest hospitality management company in the region, a brand not only widely recognized, but much admired.

Rotana’s strategic development is orchestrated by a team of professionals who have exceptional international experience and a fundamental understanding of the cultures and communities of the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. The impressive growth in the number of Rotana properties under management is powered by consistency in ‘getting it right’ the first time, every time. Indeed, the company’s strategy is nothing less than to have a property located in every country in the region.

This plan is under full sail. Rotana is managing an ambitious expansion that will see our portfolio of operational properties increase from two in 1993 to 80 by the end of 2023.

Contact: Anthony Vale anthony.vale@rotana.com

rotana.com


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Seychelles Tourism
(London only)

The Seychelles archipelago is 115 islands scattered across the western Indian Ocean, 115 islands of pristine beauty unaltered since the dawn of time.  Islands where magnificent granite boulders amongst the oldest on Earth, flank powder-soft beaches often rated among the most beautiful on the planet. It is a token of the richness of its amazing ecosystems that Seychelles has not one, but two UNESCO World Heritage sites:  the legendary Vallée de Mai and Aldabra, the world’s largest raised coral atoll.  

With its exceptional climate, temperatures average 29°C all year round, Seychelles is ideal for island-hopping.  Discovering them is like discovering the members of a majestic, ancient family, each with its own personality and history.  Together they form another world, one of calm, harmony and sublime beauty that offers a wide range of accommodation from luxurious five-star hotels to enchanting beachside bungalows. 

Seychelles is the perfect place to do everything or absolutely nothing.  It is the perfect destination for relaxing to the soothing rhythms of nature or choosing one of the many types of more energetic, sports-oriented holidays on offer.  If diving, sailing, fishing, island-hopping or ecotourism is your thing, the islands have what you need. 

Contact: karen.confait@seychelles.com

seychelles.com


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Sunlife

Sunlife has over 45 years’ experience in the hospitality industry since the opening of its first resort, La Pirogue in 1976. Formerly, Sun Resorts, the luxury hotel group boasts four luxury resorts: Sugar Beach, Long Beach, La Pirogue and Ambre and the award winning, Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club. The group Sun Limited also owns Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa and the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. The group has established a solid partnership with these two internationally renowned brands.

Contact: Lisa Balsom lisa.balsom@yoursunlife.com | Lucy Grey lucy.grey@yoursunlife.com

yoursunlife.com


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Travelpack

Whether providing a tailor-made service or dealing with the most obscure requests, our team are always willing to go the extra mile to help agents secure bookings against direct sell operators. Our supplier for India is our sister company so we are able to offer an unrivalled tailored and personalised service.

We have exclusive flight, hotel and touring products from a wide range of suppliers to ensure we have competitive prices and a wide product range, including access to top sporting and music events. Our specialists in our core destinations have sold and travelled to those destinations and we continually train our staff with airlines, hotels, tourist boards, suppliers and ensure we send our team on regular FAM trips.

We offer guaranteed prices for all pre-reg holidays – the price you agree is the price you pay! If we make an error we absorb the cost.

Travelpack provides their agents with:

  • Personalised marketing materials such as social media banners, destination or special offer posters, joint leaflets, E-tickets, confirmations, vouchers etc
  • Joint marketing campaigns
  • Product- or destination-focussed training
  • Destination experts for your client events and shows
  • Fam Trips to our amazing core destinations – Canada, The USA, India, Africa, the Far East and Africa
  • White label websites and XML connectivity
  • Our five Regional Sales Managers are available on email, mobile or whatsapp seven days a week
  • Dedicated Agents’ Facebook group which have access to exclusive competitions and incentives
  • We offer price parity

travelpack.com


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Visit Qatar
(London & Birmingham only)

Qatar is a small peninsula with a lot to offer. Visitors to Qatar are captivated with the ever-changing island landscapes and pristine sandbanks that emerge out of the sea. It is a safe and secure introduction to the Middle East, with rich cultural history, world-class art and food scenes, spectacular natural wonders and the world’s best shopping and wellness destinations. Qatar provides the perfect holiday experience for all types of travellers.

Where the past flows into the future, all under the umbrella of famous Arabian hospitality.  It is packed with spectacular attractions, including museums and galleries, vibrant markets, sporting escapes and desert safaris featuring the Inland Sea.

With its towering skyline and vast waterfront, Doha is a city full of expansive, breath-taking vistas, and the city’s restaurants afford spectacular views of the city.  

To discover and learn more about Qatar, please register & complete the Qatar Specialist Programme which offers informative modules, itinerary building tips alongside a toolkit with everything you need to sell this exciting destination. 

To talk or learn more about Qatar, contact Lauren Kelly, Account Manager, Qatar Tourism:
lkelly@blackdiamond.co.uk

visitqatar.com