Brand: Marriott International
Spokesperson: Jeff Strachan, area director, sales and marketing, Middle East and Africa
Mood for 2007?
We enter 2007 with a great deal of optimism for the Middle East and Africa markets. Fuelled by industry wide growth throughout 2006, we are confident that the markets in which our hotels are located will continue to be buoyant for the foreseeable future.
This level of optimism will come as no great surprise to anyone. During Arabian Travel Market in 2006, our team announced a large growth in roomnights and hotel development and we continue to press on with expansion.
We look forward to an excellent 2007 full of expansion, announcements and of course challenges and we are sure that the Middle East and Africa will continue to be a vibrant and developing market for many years to come.
Three new Hotels in Qatar will open in 2007. The Renaissance Doha City Centre, Courtyard by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments, will be a fabulous addition to downtown Doha and a much needed supply of rooms for an already burgeoning occupancy level.
In 2007 we will open the brand new Marriott Executive Apartments in Bahrain.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.