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Arabian Travel Market for 2020 Postponed to May 2021

Arabian Travel Market ( ATM ) is postponed to 2021.
In light of the changing situation across the globe due to COVID-19, Arabian Travel Market has been further postponed.

In light of the changing situation across the globe due to COVID-19, Arabian Travel Market has been further postponed. The event was initially planned for April 2020, then rescheduled for 28th June till 01st July.

ATM will now take place next year from 16th May 2021 to 19th May 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. After monitoring the situations around the world, Reed Travel Exhibitions took decision to postpone the event till next year. The company believes it is the best course of action considering the ongoing global pandemic.

We appreciate that this is disappointing news. However, everyone’s health and safety is our top priority. We are fully aware of the important role that ATM plays for industry professionals across the Middle East region and beyond. We believe it is our responsibility to deliver a safe and successful event when we are able to do so.”

Reed Travel Exhibitions stated in a Press Release

In hopes of delivering positive business and networking opportunities to the Middle East’s travel and tourism community, an online event will be held. The event will take place from 01st June 2020 to 03rd June 2020. According to the statement, the virtual event will include webinars, live conference sessions, speed networking events, 1-2-1 meetings, and more.

Once again, we would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued patience and ongoing support. We look forward to welcoming you to Arabian Travel Market in 2021. Which we believe will coincide with our industry well on its way towards full recovery.”

Reed Travel Exhibitions said in the Press Release

Arabian Travel Market is a leading international travel and tourism event for potential businesses within the Middle East. It is where tourism destinations from across the world comes together to showcase a diverse range of accommodation options, travel attractions, technology and key airline routes.

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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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