Shangri-La Group announces appointment of new global sales agent in Qatar
Shangri-La Group revealed details on the appointment of a new global sales agent based in Qatar.
The new venture is expected to support Shangri-La’s expansion plans and to drive business from this key market. It will complement the Hong Kong-based company’s existing sales offices in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Singapore United Kingdom and United States.
The Group has chosen to partner with Regency Travel & Tours. Founded in 1987, Regency Travel & Tours is the leading IATA travel agency in Qatar staffed with 368 highly-trained multilingual professionals and 20 branches across Qatar.
“We see long-term potential in Qatar, and we are committed to our growth in the region. Qatar is a key source market for many of our hotels worldwide. Having a global sales office here will allow us to build on the existing strong demand and to increase the outbound traffic even further,” said John Northen, Shangri-La Group’s executive vice president, Middle East, India and Indian Ocean.
The sales office will further enhance Shangri-La Group’s visibility in Qatar and raise awareness of the Group’s portfolio across the world. In 2018, room revenue from Qatar to Shangri-La hotels and resorts globally increased by 6% compared to 2017.
Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel and investment properties which comprises office buildings, commercial real estate and serviced apartments or residences. The Group’s other principal activities include hotel management services, as well as property development for sale. It currently owns and manages over 100 hotels globally in more than 70 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.
Prominently positioned in Asia, the Group has a substantial pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-use development projects in Australia, Bahrain, Mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.
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