Al-Futtaim Travel appoints new Marketing & Sales Manager

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Published July 3rd, 2011 - 08:08 GMT

Al-Futtaim Travel, a leading corporate and leisure travel management company, today announced the appointment of Samantha Watson, as Marketing & Sales Manager.

Samantha joins Al-Futtaimwith over 12 years in the travel and tourism industry, bringing with her considerable sales and marketing experience in the leisure, MICE and Adventure holiday sectors.

Samantha’s career history includes engagement with some of the leading players in the industry including Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways where she was responsible for top performing leisure accounts including Online Travel Agent’s such as and

Her career in the UAE began as sales manager UAE for EtihadHolidays,followed by a move to Safar Travel where she headed the Holidays, MICE and Adventure divisions. Prior to joining Al-Futtaim, Samantha was Tourism Marketing Manager for The Dubai Mall.

William Horsley, General Manager, Al-Futtaim Travel, said: “We are happy to welcome Samantha Watson to the team. Samantha’s professionalism and strive for quality will add value to the travel industry which is evident in her career path.It is this passion that we hope will have a huge impact on Al-Futtaim Travel’s continued growth in the region.”

“I am delighted to be part of the Al-Futtaim Group, and look forward to contributing to the development of one of the most dynamic travel organisations in the Middle East,” said Samantha.

Born and brought up in the UK, Samantha holds a degree in European Tourism Management and Spanish.

Background Information

Al-Futtaim Travel

Al-Futtaim Travel is one of the leading travel management companies in the United Arab Emirates established in 1981 & a member of the reputed Al- Futtaim Group of companies operating since 1930 ’s. As a diversified organization, Al Futtaim Group brings the quality and reputation of more than 200 companies into your life. Al-Futtaim group’s 42,000 dedicated employees are committed to helping you make the right choice – no matter your location or need – in sectors as varied as automotive, retail, real estate, finance, and Travel.

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