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Koc to drive Hilton sales<!-- -->
Hilton International, has appointed Avsar Koc as director of international sales to promote outbound travel from the Gulf markets.Koc will be based in Hilton's new regional headquarters at the Dubai Internet City. He will be looking to promote the spectacular Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa, Rangali Island and the ideally located Hilton Bangkok in addition to other Hilton hotels in France, Germany, UK and Australia. Koc's knowledge of the local market also lends itself to promote regional destinations within the GCC. The new Jeddah Hilton, with its strategic proximity to the religious cities of Makkah and Madinah is geared up to receive the rising number of Haj and Umrah travellers, while the soon to open Hilton Kuwait Hotel and Resort will be a flagship property for Hilton offering some of the best business and leisure facilities in the Gulf. A Turkish native, Koc joined the Hilton group in 1994 as sales manager of Hilton Istanbul and Hilton Parksa Istanbul, and later moved to Dubai to drive sales at the Hilton Dubai and Hilton Beach Club.