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Radisson SAS appoints Qatar GSR

Internationally acclaimed Radisson SAS<.> Hotels & Resorts, which operates nine Middle East and African properties, with five under development in…

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.



The agreement was signed between Mike Pilkington, Regional Director, Sales & Marketing, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts, Middle East & Africa and Ahmed Hussein, Managing Director, TTB, Qatar`s largest outbound travel agency.



Qatar becomes the award-winning hotel chain`s third GGC market to get dedicated sales representation, following similar deals in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.



Last year, GGC travelers spent US$ 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 Pilkington.



We are strengthening our GCC sales presence with locally-based representatives to capitalise on the region`s huge potential.



TTB, on June 15th, will 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 Hussein. Radisson SAS` strong regional property portfolio coupled with its landmark Radisson SAS Portman Hotel, London, traditionally favoured by Qataris, makes this a win-win partnership, said Hussein.





Photo: Pilkington (right) with Hussein together with Khamis Kazzaz Director of Sales for the GCC, Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts and Ali Hussein, Sales Manager, TTB

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