Radisson SAS appoints Qatar sales representative
Internationally acclaimed Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, which operates nine Middle East and African properties, with five under development in Egypt, Turkey and Lebanon, has appointed Doha's Tourist Travel Bureau (TTB) as its General Sales Representative (GSR) in Qatar.
Qatar becomes the hotel chain's third Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market to get dedicated sales representation, following similar deals in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
"Last year, GCC travelers spent $27 billion on almost nine million trips, broke the world record for staying in first class hotels and splashed out on average twice as much as Europeans," said Mike Pilkington, Radisson’s regional director for sales and marketing.
TTB, Qatar's largest outbound travel agency, will soon launch a dedicated reservations number for Radisson SAS bookings. "The Mid East is the most popular destination for GCC travelers accounting for over a third of the region's outbound market," said TTB Managing Director Ahmed Hussein.
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts operates Middle East and Africa hotels in Amman, Aqaba, Bahrain, Baku, Cape Town, Istanbul, Kuwait, Muscat and Sharm El Sheikh and has hotels under development in Al Quseir, Beirut, Hurghada, Istanbul, and Taba.
Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, currently includes 110 hotels in operation and 37 hotels under development in 37 countries and is the sole franchiser in Europe, the Middle East and Northern Africa for Radisson Hotels & Resorts.
Radisson Hotels & Resorts and its parent company Carlson Hospitality Worldwide includes 750 hotel and resort locations representing 137,830 guest rooms in 63 countries plus six luxury cruise ships sailing worldwide. — (menareport.com)
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