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Rida appoints industry veteran as India representative

DUBAI, May 19, 2024

Rida International Travel & Tourism, a leading Destination Management Company (DMC) in the Middle East, has appointed industry veteran Abraham John as their representative in India.
 
In the new role, John will focus on marketing Rida International Travel & Tourism and help in enhancing the company’s visibility in India with an emphasis on luxury travel, upmarket groups and MICE business, a statement said.
 
John brings with him an experience of 50 years in the travel and tourism industry, starting his career with Travel Corporation India (TCI) in 1974 followed by a 28-year stint in Bahrain where he managed Sunshine Tours.  
 
John was also responsible for successfully launching and executing the Bahrain Travel & Tourism Exhibition (BITE), an international event for the industry.
 
On his return to India, John joined Fairfest Media Limited, the organisers of the largest travel show in India (OTM), as an Advisor. He was responsible for introducing many international tourism boards to OTM, including the UAE, Rwanda, Greece, Cyprus and many more. 
 
He also runs a successful event management company – Inspiration Unlimited, which has promoted many international destinations through roadshows and other marketing activities.
 
“We are delighted to welcome Abraham to The Rida family and to have someone of his calibre, repute and experience advise us on strengthening our roots in India. We are confident that with his understanding of luxury travel, he will add tremendous value as the world begins to travel again” said Rafic Rida, Founder & Chairman - Rida International Travel & Tourism.
 
“I am excited to launch Rida International Travel & Tourism in India. Rida is expanding leaps and bounds in some of the key tourism destinations of the world, which are widely accepted by the Indian community. Further, I would like to extend my gratitude and thanks to Rafic Rida for entrusting me with such an opportunity,” said John.
 
Rida International Travel & Tourism is based in Dubai with offices in Lebanon, UAE, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Jordan, with associates across Asia & Europe. - TradeArabia News Service
 



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