Tag Archives: world travel awards

BTN interview: Aurelio Giraudo, cluster general manager, Banyan Tree Doha & La Cigale | Focus

When it opens later this year, Banyan Tree Doha will become the first urban, luxury resort in Qatar and a leader in the wider Middle East market. It is also the first property developed under the Banyan Tree-Accor strategic partnership. Located in the heart of Msheireb, the resort sits within the Doha Oasis project, a […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Michal Smejc, general manager, Velaa Private Island | Focus

Breaking Travel News talks to Michal Smejc, general manager at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives, about the destination’s extensive health and safety programme, which has enabled it to continue operating since emerging from lockdown last July. BTN: Maldives re-opened to tourism in July. What operational changes have you implemented at Velaa Private Island in […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Bartlomiej Mart, general manager at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh | Focus

Bartlomiej Mart, general manager at Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh tells Breaking Travel News how he has reshaped operations in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Breaking Travel News: What operational changes have you implemented at Ascott in order to continue operating through the pandemic? Bartlomiej Mart: As part of the prestigious Ascott portfolio, we at Ascott […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Paresh Parihar, chief executive, Qtech Software | Focus

Paresh Parihar, chief executive at Qtech Software, tells Breaking Travel News how he is leveraging technology to tackle the challenges set by Covid-19, while also sharing his thoughts on new travel trends. Breaking Travel News: What is the Qtech Software business model, and what changes in the way you operate have you had to implement […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Elie Farhat, general manager, Telal Resort Al Ain | Focus

Breaking Travel News here talks to Elie Farhat, general manager, Telal Resort Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, about his resort’s inspirational approach to the challenges set by Covid-19, and his upbeat prognosis for the future. Breaking Travel News: What operational changes have you implemented at Telal Resort Al Ain in order to continue operating through […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Anabela Almeida, general director, Consolidador.com | Focus

Having been recognised as the best in the business by voters at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News here chats with Anabela Almeida, general director of Consolidador.com, to find out more Breaking Travel News: Congratulations on your recognition at the World Travel Awards as the World’s Leading Airline Consolidator. How does it feel to […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Benjamin Ackhurst, hotel manager, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai | Focus

Katie Jensen speaks to Benjamin Ackhurst, hotel manager at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, about recognition by the World Travel Awards Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, has been celebrating its recognition by voters at the prestigious World Travel Awards. Having opened just under two years ago, the top property has been honoured with the titles of World’s […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Timothy Kelly, managing director, Atlantis, the Palm | Focus

Katie Jensen speaks to Atlantis, the Palm managing director, Tim Kelly, about winning at the World Travel Awards While there can be no doubt last year was a challenging one for hospitality across the Middle East, Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai has begun 2021 with a bang. The one-of-a-kind property on the crescent of the […]

Breaking Travel News investigates: Etihad Airways | Focus

Long considered an industry leader in the Middle East, Etihad Airways has been recognised with a series of top accolades by voters at the World Travel Awards. Most prestigious of all, the Abu Dhabi flag-carrier scooped the title of World’s Leading Airline during an online Grand Final earlier this year. But this was just the […]

Breaking Travel News interview: Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, minister of tourism, the Philippines | Focus

Voters at the World Travel Awards have recognised the Philippines with a duo of top titles. Here Breaking Travel News chats with minister of tourism, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, to find out how the trophies will aid the recovery of the sector Breaking Travel News: Congratulations, the Philippines has been honoured as the best in the business […]