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Video: Tourism projects across Oman, from the Northern enclave of Musandam to Salalah in the south and high up in the mountains of Jabal Akhdar are being constructed by OMRAN. At Meed's Arabian World Construction Summit Phil Blizzard spoke to Ammar Kharusi, Contruction Manager, OMRAN about the scale and variety of their projects, and the importance good community relationships.
Video: An overview of the masterpan for Oman's Duqm Special Economic Zone is provided by Engineer Yahya Khamis Al Zadjali. Talking to Phil Blizzard at the Arabian Construction Summit, organised by MEED, the industry sectors which are expected to operate from the zone are discussed, along with its development pipeline and the location which will act as a key logistic and transport hub.
Research director Kathleen Brooks gives her view on the short term outlook for gold as it struggles to recover and dollar movement, as last week saw the dollar index rise 2% amid rumours of the end of QE3.
Video: ICT services and demands for the construction and project sectors are being addressed by Huawei with numerous solutions to improve both delivery of projects and the management of constructions. At the Arabian World Construction Summit, organised by MEED, Phil Blizzard talks to Asfar Zaidi, Principal Consultant Enterprise ME, Huawei about their latest developments.
Video: The importance of inbound investment from the UAE into the Seychelles is significant with both Emirates Airline and JA Resorts opening hotels on the islands. Phil Blizzard spoke to Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Republic of Seychelles about their development strategy as well as some of their key tourist attractions and events.
Video: Commenting on Peru's most famous attraction - Machu Picchu the Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger said "I'm completely bowled over". At the Arabian Travel Market Phil Blizzard, also bowled over, spoke to Alvaro Silva-Santisteban, Director, Ministry of Foreign Trade & Tourism, Peru for the key information on travel to this South American country. Watch to view the attractions and find out about flying time, visa requirements and where to stay.
Video: With 350 hotels worldwide and just one in the GCC Spain's Melia Hotels are looking at the Middle East with the aim of having 10 hotels in Dubai by 2020. Talking to Phil Blizzard at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference Maria Zarraluqui, VP Development Worldwide, Melia Hotels International explains their development strategy, market positioning and the challenges they face as a new entrant in this region.
Video: The regional landscape for Hilton Worldwide and their numerous brands is the focus of this interview at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference with Rudi Jagersbacher, President, ME&A, Hilton Worldwide. Talking to Phil Blizzard he discusses their development pipeline for their various brands - Warldof Astoria, Conrad, Doubletree and Hilton, along with the importance of their loyalty programme because of the competition from Online Travel Agents (OTAs).
Video: The Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker talks to Phil Blizzard about the Boeing Dreamliner debacle and reveals his feelings when the revolutionary aircraft was grounded. He talks about their expansion plans, new routes and also reveals to AME Info that the airline will be ordering new Boeing 777s at the Paris Airshow.
Get our take on whether the surge in the dollar is sustainable, given market rumours and upcoming data, and where the Yen is likely to go.
Video: Displays in major European cities showing live webcam feeds from the major tourist attractions across Egypt is to form a major role in their strategy to grow visitor numbers. Mohamed Hisham Abbas Zaazou, Minister of Tourism, Arab Republic of Egypt talks to Phil Blizzard at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference about their development plans and projected figures for visitor arrivals.
Video: Herve Humler, President & COO, Ritz-Carlton talks to Phil Blizzard about the brand philosophy of this luxury hospitality group. He also talks about their development pipeline in the Middle East region and the importance of the BRIC countries for future expansion.
With the ECB cutting interest rates to their lowest levels ever, and the US non-farm payroll figures coming in alongside a swathe of UK and Europe economic data markets have a lot to look at going forward. Also, will Gold be boosted by the global liquidity trade.
Video: Herve Humler, President & COO, Ritz-Carlton talks to Phil Blizzard about the evolution of the luxury hotel group with-in the UAE. Talking at the new Ritz Carlton, Dubai he gives his views of the development of the luxury hotel sector in Dubai and the importance of the various stakeholders in driving tourism forward.
Video: The FIFA World Cup is probably one of the largest events in the MICE sector of the travel and tourism industry and with Qatar hosting the 2022 event we speak with Abdulla Malalla Al Bader, Director, Qatar Tourism Authority. He talks to Phil Blizzard about their hotel pipeline, the range of sporting events which they host, the cultural attractions and the importance of the MICE sector.