Maya to cast its spell again

Dubai will be bedazzled again with the 3rd edition of the most coveted Arabian Travel Awards on October 22, 2019, at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina. The awards recognise the stalwarts in the industry for their dedication and hard work.

TT Bureau

According to World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), travel and tourism has become a key driver in economic growth in the Middle East. Dubai and the United Arab Emirates are suited examples of how the industry has boomed into a multi-billion dollar business in the region within a short span of time. Every year, Arabian Travel Award celebrates industry stalwarts for their hard work, commitment and dedication in ensuring the sector’s growth.

For the third consecutive year, Travelport, the leading travel commerce company will be the technology partner, while the media partners shall be Travel TVNews, TravTalk Middle East and TravTalk India. “Our hospitality partners this year is Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina and at the same time we are very happy to announce our partnership for the third consecutive year with Travelport. This is also a great opportunity for our award winners, who will be recognised on a global scale, thanks to the platform that Travelport provides to them,” stated Nikhil Jeet, Director, Arabian Travel Awards.

Kathryn Wallington, Travelport Country Manager, UAE, commented, “In the past year, Travelport has worked closely with customers and partners to launch a series of innovative solutions in travel d i s t r i b u t i o n and emerging technologies. We have solidified our leading position in content with over 270 airlines currently benefitting from Travelport’s rich content and branding merchandising. We also have a solid roadmap to embrace IATA’s New Distribution Cap a b i l i t y (NDC).”

Tolga Lacin, General Manager, Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina, stated, “The awards appreciate those who are behind the success of the hospitality industry and reward their continued hard work.” The awards will be divided into four categories — Personal Awards, Business Awards, Trending Awards and Partner Awards. They also include awards for the Best Business Hotel, Best Family Friendly Hotel, Best City Hotel, Best Green Hotel, Best Leisure Hotel, Best Destination Management Company, Best Hotel Apartments, Best B2B Travel Portal and Best Luxury Hotel, to name a few.

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