Selling Travel Connect: Middle East and Indian Ocean

We're heading back on the road in May with the latest instalment of our Selling Travel: Connect events – this time bringing you inspiration from the Middle East and Indian Ocean.

It’s time to connect…

Join us in London on May 15 or Leeds on May 16 and meet with suppliers such as TravelPack, Air Mauritius, Angsana Velavaru, Sunlife, JA Resorts, Fairmont, The Address and more to be announced soon.

London – May 15
Tower Suites
100 Minories,
London EC3N 1JY
6.00pm – 9.15pm

Leeds – May 16
2 Infirmary St,
Leeds LS1 2JP
6.00pm – 9.15pm

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

Prizes include

Two economy tickets at each event courtesy of Air Mauritius

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


Adaaran Resorts, Maldives (London only)

Adaaran is a chain of 4 superb Maldivian island resorts.  Ranging from budget all-inclusive to premium all-inclusive, there really is something for all.   

The ‘lead in’ resort Adaaran Club Rannalhi is typically Maldivian in style, nestled on a small private island at the tip of the South Male atoll. Its unique location offers pristine beaches, excellent scuba diving and is just 45 minutes by speedboat from the Male. 

Adaaran Select Hudhuran Fushi is a larger island set over 83 acres of lush tropical beach, on Lhohifushi Island. This popular 5 includes 5 restaurants, 4 bars and an abundance of activities.  Located just 30 minutes by speedboat from Male. 

Adaaran Select Meedhupparu is an idyllic retreat for those seeking a relaxing escape.  Set in the tranquil northerly Raa Atoll, this renowned resort has 4 restaurants, 4 bars and covers 43 acres of tropical greenery, sweeping white sand beaches and superb house reef.  45 minutes by seaplane from Male.   

Adaaran Prestige Vadoo is the 5* island in the group and is only 15 minutes by speedboat from Male, in the South Malé Atoll. This lovely boutique sized resort consists of 50 water villas and wonderful food/ beverage choices.

Contact: Jonathan Wilkins


Address Hotels & Resorts & Madifushi Private Island

Address Hotels & Resorts

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: Armani Hotel Dubai + Armani Hotel Milano + Address Hotels + Resorts + 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.

Madhifushi Private Island  

Madifushi Private Island – The Island of Serene Wonders

Nestled on the Meemu Atoll,  one of Maldives’ paradisiacal shores. Its beauty lies in the untainted crystal blue waters blending as one with rich natural seagrasses and corals.
It is a natured centric island, an unblemished serene coastal getaway for guests seeking a sanctuary of privacy in one of the private villas.

Guest can endeavour to curate a luxury dream escape, tailormade to make a memorable holiday experience.

There are 80 – private exclusive luxury villas, all villas and suites are complete with a spacious terrace that leads to a private pool.

Madifushi have exquisite dining options including 2 restaurants (Bluefin & Fahrenheit), offering all meal plans, they also have 2 Bars – Splash Bar & Mojito.

The resort is also home to a luxurious spa, dive centre , library and children’s game room.

Guests can also experience a luxurious floating breakfast, in the private pool.

Sports Activities, Diving School with excellent house reef, just metres from the beach and provides endless snorkelling opportunities.

Island Excursions – into neighbouring islands to immerse guests in the local way of life.

Swimming with whale sharks, manta rays to sailing with dolphins at sunset.

Contact: Rosina Azhar

air mauritiusweb

Air Mauritius is the national flag carrier of Mauritius, based at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Port Louis, Mauritius. Since 1967, Air Mauritius helped connecting Mauritius to the rest of the world.

More than just an Airline, Air Mauritius acts as an Ambassador to its beautiful island nation and brings a range of high-quality services onboard each of the fights we serve.

Air Mauritius has gained multiple recognitions over the years and is Certified as a 4-Star Airline for the quality of its airport, onboard products and customer service.

We offer: – Direct services from London (Heathrow) to Mauritius (New Gatwick services starting 30th October 2023) – London to Mauritius & Beyond – Regional departures UK & Ireland via Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to Mauritius.

We operate regional and international flights with one of the youngest wide-bodied fleet worldwide – using a mix of A350-900 and A330-Neo Aircraft.


Sanjay Rudki

Rosie Garside London

Allan Owen Leeds


Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru, Dhawa Ihuru & Angsana Velavaru

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.

Contacts: Claire Hutson

Myriam Mengouchi    


Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi

Escape to your tropical island paradise in the pristine Shaviyani Atoll, where Fairmont Maldives looks out over one of the archipelago’s largest resort lagoons.

Known as the ‘Secret Water Island’ by locals, Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi is more than just a personal hideaway. Perched atop the rim of a 600-hectare lagoon, this luxury resort features 120 exquisite villas, whether on the white-sandy beach, over the crystal-clear waters, or amidst the lush tropical jungle, which connect guests to the natural beauty of this idyllic island paradise.

Sophisticated guests can explore a range of unrivalled experiences, including a visit to the Coralarium, the world’s first and only coral regeneration project in the form of an underwater art gallery, dive into the nine km-long house reef teeming with marine life, relax in the Maldives’ longest infinity pool overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean, or create bespoke souvenirs made from 100% recycled plastic at The Sustainability Lab.

Regarded as one of the world‘s most panoramic seaplane journeys, the 55-minute transfer to Fairmont Maldives, Sirru Fen Fushi from Malé is an experience in and of itself, impressing travellers with spectacular views of the Maldives‘ unique scenery.

Contact: Jean Jospeh


JA Resorts & Hotels (Leeds only)

JA The Resort is home to 3 iconic five-star properties: JA Beach Hotel- Dubai’s first resort, JA Lake View Hotel- the lifestyle hub and JA Palm Tree Court- a truly serene all-suite beachfront escape.

Boasting 25 restaurants and bars that inspire a culinary journey.

With over 40 incredible experiences to thrill all generations, the resort provides a plethora of choices ranging from a 9-hole, par 35 championship standard golf course, 4 tennis courts, JA Equestrian Centre, a water sports centre and a private full-service marina. It also provides a JA Shooting Club, Calm Spa, Just Splash and Kids’ Club.

JA Manafaru is a soulful sanctuary and lush private island at the northernmost tip of the Maldives archipelago, offering privacy and distance from other islands, whilst sitting idyllically where the Arabian Sea meets the vast Indian Ocean. Eighty-four spacious private pool properties, ranging from one-bedroom villas to a 3-bedroom Residence, are either over the water with sweeping ocean vistas or nestled along a pristine stretch of Palm Tree lined beach. On the island, there are a wealth of dining options including traditional Indian Ocean cuisine, international fare, fresh seafood feasts and a fine dining experience.  JA Manafaru offers guests a combination of stunning natural surroundings, spacious accommodation, exceptional dining, and personalised service, making it a truly authentic luxury Maldivian experience.

Contact: Gill Shannon

shangri la web

Shangri La

Shangri-La Le Touessrok, Mauritius offers the ultimate Mauritian retreat for travelers seeking to experience the extraordinary. Nestled in the spectacular Trou d’Eau Douce Bay, this secluded hideaway awaits you with six pristine beaches, unmatched beachfront accommodation with uninterrupted ocean views.

A stunning private island retreat exclusive to Shangri-La’s guests lies just off the coast, a short 10-minute boat ride away across the dazzling turquoise waters. With its private beach cabanas, on-island butler service and own beach restaurant and bar, Ilot Mangénie offers the perfect, tranquil escape.

Sumptuous, luxurious dining awaits at the 5 trendy restaurants and the resort offers a wealth of activities including the opportunity to tee off on two of the most acclaimed golf courses in the world, with Ile aux Cerfs Golf Club and Anahita Golf Club, for an unparalleled golfing experience and a beautiful Chi, The Spa with celebrity loved Biologique Recherche treatments.

For the very epitome of luxuriant living, the Shangri-La Three Bedroom Beach Villas offers everything the discerning traveller desires. With unrivalled privacy, expansive ocean views, private beach access and their own exquisite infinity pool, the Shangri-La Three Bedroom Beach Villas are truly the ultimate in holiday living. A 24-hour personal household team is dedicated to create an unforgettable experience.

Contacts: Sonam Tatur, Joss Brenon

sunlife web

Sunlife (London only)

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

travelpack web


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

Contact: Sharel D’sa

leeds floorplan v2