Connect, Engage, Inspire

Tuesday, October 27
11AM Gulf Standard time


The latest travel trends from the Middle East and Africa

Now more than ever, brands need to connect with travelers at the right time, whether they’re dreaming about, planning for, or booking their next trip. But when travel looks so different than it did a year ago, do you know who to reach out to, what to say, and how to say it in a way that resonates?  

Were moving our annual Insights Summits online to share the latest insights, data, and traveler behavior trends that will help you reach and convert travelers today 

During the virtual Insights Summit, you’ll learn how traveler sentiment and behaviors have evolved this year and explore what this could mean for the future of travel. You’ll also hear from your peers across the industry in a panel discussion on what steps theyre taking now and how theyre planning for 2021. 

You’ll learn: 

  • How traveler search and booking behaviors have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic  
  • Insights from travel advertising professionals into their current marketing campaigns and how their 2021 strategies are shaping up 
  • The range of offerings from Expedia Group Media Solutions that you can use to capture the attention and bookings of travelers today 

Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time:  11AM Gulf Standard time
Audience: Appropriate for all travel advertising professionals

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Andrew van der Feltz - Senior Director, Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Andrew van der Feltz is a senior director of business development for the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions at Expedia Group Media Solutions. His team works closely with agencies, destination marketing organizations, hotel and airline partners on advertising opportunities and campaigns across the portfolio of Expedia Group brands.

Tim Lorimer – Director of Global Distribution Sales, Etihad Airways

Tim has over 30 years experience in the travel industry, including roles with travel agencies, tour operators, and airlines. He joined Etihad at its inception in 2004, performing  a variety of roles including Sales Manager and GM (Italy). Most recently, he manages a portfolio of Etihad's key global accounts.

Tim is based in London and is itching to get back traveling again!

Hatim El Gharbi - Chief Commercial Officer, Moroccan National Tourist Office

Hatim El Gharbi is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Moroccan National Tourist Office and a member of the MNTO management committee. He oversees the distribution performances of the company through international partnerships and activities of the company’s  offices abroad. Prior to this position, Hatim El Gharbi has been country director for several markets including Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux and France as well as COO of the company. He is 43 and father of 3 children.

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat – Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat is the current Managing Director of the Jordan Tourism Board; the leader in the positioning and promoting Jordan as the destination of choice in international markets. 

Prior to his position at the Jordan Tourism Board, Dr. Arabiyat filled the position of Finance Department Director at the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, as well as previously holding that position and the position of Director of Administrative Affairs at the Commission simultaneously.

Stuart Morgan - Senior Regional Manager, Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Stuart has worked with Expedia Media Solutions for 5 years and leads the display sales team responsible for the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and the Indian Subcontinent and Ocean. He is hands-on with some of our most significant partners in all verticals and manages the Media Solutions strategies and campaigns for Etihad, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. Stuart has been a driving force in the development and roll out of our Flight Sponsored Listings products for airline partners.

Emanuel Donadio - Senior Regional Manager, Business Development, Expedia Group Media Solutions

Emanuel Donadio is responsible for leading the TravelAds Sales org across Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.  His team of passionate business development managers collaborate with hotel brands to generate incremental business via advertising and connect them with a highly engaged travel audience through sponsored listings on Expedia Group sites.