MICE Middle East Websites

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, for Swiss-Belhotel International, participated in a panel discussion on Business Beyond 2020

Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India for Swiss-Belhotel International, participated today in a panel discussion on Business Beyond 2020 at the 10th Annual GM Conference by Hozpitality Group.

 

 

Addressing the gathering, Laurent stressed, “Dubai is among the top four most visited cities in the world and was recently named the ‘Rising Giant’ in the global hospitality industry. The city is rapidly emerging as a world-class leisure and entertainment destination. Expo 2020 has given a great boost for development of tourism infrastructure and attractions in the emirate which will serve as a new foundation for growth of tourism.”

 

According to industry experts, the legacy of Expo 2020 will expand well beyond the event. Laurent agreed and added, “The Expo is just one stop along the way. The huge investment in airports and hotels, broadening portfolio of attractions and facilities, diversification of source markets and collaboration between various business sectors are all accelerating the pace of Dubai’s growth into the future.

 

With this growth the competitive landscape for the hotel industry is also changing. Laurent stated, “We are in an era of shared economy. Rate pressures owing to supply and demand chain dynamics, expanding middle class in key source markets, growth of low-cost carriers, changing requirements of travellers based on changing demographics, continued challenges from OTAs, emergence of new forms of competition such as Airbnb, rapid digitalization and advancing technology are all pushing our industry towards a new ecosystem defined by collaboration, quality and consumer value.”

 

Laurent continued, “This change requires a new strategic approach from hoteliers – one that enables hotels to understand market trends and build the internal capabilities needed to succeed in a new environment. The more we tailor our products to offer local experiences and value for money the better conversion we can expect. There is need to build on experiential travel and hospitality.”

 

According to World Travel and Tourism Council statistics, Dubai’s hospitality sector is forecast to experience strong, sustained growth over the coming years, with occupied room nights set to reach 35.5 million annually in 2019, representing a robust 10.2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next 20 months. 

Back to Home Page

With so many families finding themselves geographically separated in this day and age, it’s more important than ever to reconnect, and multigenerational family holidays are the perfect way to do just this. more
Atlantis, The Palm proudly announces a yearly increase of Chinese guests with more than 24,000 room nights from China since the beginning of 2018. As the resort’s second top leading source market in Q1, Atlantis remains one of themore
With impressive views of the Indian Ocean with the mighty Hajar mountains serving as the picturesque backdrop, Fujairah’s family-friendly resort, Le Meridien Al Aqah, offering silver service par excellence, is the ideal getaway fomore
Ghaya Grand Hotel today announced that it has received a 2018 Loved by Guests Award from Hotels.com (An Expedia Inc. Company). The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews onmore
With football fever in high hear, Nirvana Travel & Tourism is kicking off two distinctive summer packages held in collaboration with the British Study Centres at the home of Manchester City, for children between the ages of 9 and more
Rove Hotels, hotels for the new of generation of modern travellers who like to explore without borders has been left shaken by news that a valued member of the team, super-sized rubber duck, affectionately known as ‘Duckie’ has dimore
InterContinental Jordan has announced the opening of a brand new Japanese restaurant named - Soba.more
citing programme for July – December 2018 to feature fan-favourites as well as new family events more
More visitors expected to flock to the Sultanate to experience Salalah Tourism Festival... Oman Ministry of Tourism taking all essential steps to help address tourist concerns and needs more
This football season, we are transforming our beach garden into the ultimate Football Village. DoubleTree JBR brings football to the fore, as we display all 64 games live on multiple screens throughout the venue from June 14th to more
Bali & Beyond Travel Fair - Indonesia
Advertise with us.
Honeymoon Middle East
Urban Beauty - Thailand
ITE HCMC 2018, Vietnam
Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018
2nd Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM),
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives, For Honeymooners.
Zaatarah & Co. Travel Agency - Jordan .
Honeymoon In Spain By Spain Top.
Casa de Campo, For Honeymooners.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, For Honeymooners.
Travel Armenia - For Honeymooners.
Meydan Hotels and Hospitality, Dubai - For Honeymooners.
Travel Connection Maldives For Honeymooners.
Dominican Republic For Honeymooners.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives for Honeymooners.
Spiceland Holidays - India, for Honeymooners.
Caldana Tour Operator - Italy & Europe for Honeymooners.
IT&CM Asia 2018

Copyrightï¿¿ Mice Middle East 2013

P.O.Box 841113 Amman 11180 Jordan, Marj Alhamam, Amman - Jordan

Mobile: +962 785557778 fax: +962 65713689

Email: motaz.mice@gmail.com   Website: www.micemiddleeast.com

Motaz Othman Email