Top speakers for World Travel Market summit
Dubai, April 6, 2011
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has announced a line-up of industry-leading environmental speakers for the inaugural WTM Vision Conference – Dubai.
The event on May 3, hosted at WTM’s sister event Arabian Travel Market, includes two sessions, including a panel debate entitled “Is Green the new cutting edge?”.
Key speakers from the Middle East include Shaikha Ebrahim Al Mutawa, director business development and chairperson of Dubai Green Tourism Award, Government of Dubai DTCM, and Wael Al Lawati, CEO of Omran, the Government of Oman's tourism development and investment.
Shaikha Ebrahim has more than eight years’ experience, involved in developing a variety of tourism projects as well as leading a number of the DTCM Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Wael is the master-planner and developer for a range of tourism-related projects, including the site for the Second Asian Beach Games Muscat 2010, the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, and hotel and resort developments throughout Oman.
Harold Goodwin, professor of Responsible Tourism Management and director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism at Leeds University, will moderate the panel session.
“I am delighted to be able to announce these key speakers who will make up the discussion panel at WTM Vision Conference in Dubai,” said Fiona Jeffery, World Travel Market chairman.
“The Middle East is really starting to recognise the importance of sustainable tourism and this session will discuss the commercial benefits it could bring to the region.”
“WTM Vision Conferences in London have been a real success and I’m confident the Dubai event will become as much a fixture on the travel and tourism industry’s calendar as the London conference,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service