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Promotions at W Maldives: Ahmed Zahir and Ismail Saeed Take on New Leadership Roles

W Maldives proudly announces the well-deserved promotions of Ahmed Zahir, who transitions into the role of Rooms Division Manager, and Ismail Saeed, now assuming the position of Welcome Manager.

Formerly excelling as the Welcome Manager, Ahmed Zahir brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his new role. The promotion is poised to further enhance guest experiences and operational excellence within the Rooms Division. Ismail Saeed, previously serving as the Lounge Manager, steps into the pivotal role of Welcome Manager. In this new role his exceptional leadership skills and dedication to guest satisfaction will undoubtedly flourish. 

Celebrating Ismail Saeed (Saito) a Welcome Manager

W Maldives announced the promotion of Ismail Saeed (Saito) to Welcome Manager at the resort, effective 15th April 2024. His journey with W Maldives started back in 2010, as a Welcome Agent. From there, he moved to airport operations. In this role, Saito served as a Lounge Ambassador in 2013. Throughout his journey, he has developed skills with a commitment to growth, showcasing his strong contribution to the team and W Maldives.

His diverse skill set in multiple departments makes him the perfect candidate for the role. In addition to these experiences, Saito has also completed his cross-exposure program in Housekeeping at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands. 

W Maldives Promotes Ahmed Zahir (Coacha) to Rooms Division

Ahmed Zahir (Coacha) has been promoted to Rooms Division Manager at W Maldives effective 15th April 2024. Just like Ismail, his journey at W Maldives began in 2010. Since joining as a Welcome Agent, Coacha has held various roles in Welcome for the past 13 years. 

Before joining W Maldives, he worked as a task force at the St. Regis Red Sea. Here, he served as a pre-opening trainer, and is participating in the Marriott Kurimagu program. 

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Saudi Summer Program 2024 – Exploring Saudi Arabia!

The Saudi Tourism Authority recently launched the country’s spectacular summer program for 2024. The ‘Saudi Summer is Next Door’ summer program will run for a period of four months. With this, travellers can explore over 550 exceptional tourism prodycs and more than 150 special offers and packages till the end of September. The Saudi Summer is Next Door program spans across seven different destinations.

Whether you’re a family or an adventure traveller, there’s something to look forward to for everyone in the Saudi Summer program. Some of the different segments include luxury retreats and activities as well as a little something for culture and heritage enthusiasts. The destinations for the summer program includes Aseer, Al Baha, Taif, the Red Sea – a new destination, Jeddah, Riyadh and AlUa. In addition to this, travellers can also explore some of the most vibrant events including Esports World Cup in Riyadh for the first time!

Saudi has also ensured easy and affordable access to the destination over the years. With this, citizens of 66 different countries can get eVisa with a 20% price reduction. In addition to this, there is also an increase in the number of weekly flights from Gulf cities to Saudi summer destinations.

This year’s summer program includes more than 550 tourism products and 150 special offers designed in collaboration with STA’s partners which include attractive offers from hotels, airlines offering free tickets for children in partnership with major travel, tourism and aviation companies and exceptional products in the Aseer Season and Jeddah Season like tax-free shopping offers and many new and exciting experiences such as private beaches for tourists and ladies’ beaches, says fahd Hamidaddin – CEO and Board Member of the Saudi Tourism Authority.
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