Mark Kirk, the general manager of Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman, and Leo Fewtrell and Nazar Musa, managing partners of Gulf Reps, recently announced a partnership between the two organisations. Gulf Reps, a professional travel representative based in Dubai, will support Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Sultanate of Oman in its marketing and public relations activities as well as with its initiatives in the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council and in the pan-Arab region.
"We have appointed Gulf Reps for its reputation and strong presence in the region. Partnering with such a reputable organisation is one of our initiatives to promote the resort in the GCC region particularly in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our goal is to further create awareness and position the resort as a short-haul luxury destination. With the activities that we have set in the next months, we look forward to welcoming more residents from our neighbouring countries," said Mr. Kirk.
Formed in 2006, Gulf Reps has become one of the leading travel representatives in the region, and its managing partners, Leo Fewtrell and Nazar Musa, were recently named among the "Top 50 Most Influential People in Middle East Tourism" by arabianbusiness.com.
"We have a great team of travel industry professionals that will ensure that all our initiatives and activities with Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa are successfully carried out. We are excited to work with another Shangri-La resort, having been very fruitful with our partnership with Shangri-La's Villingili Resort and Spa, Maldives," said Mr. Fewtrell.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 72 hotels under the Shangri-La, Kerry and Traders brands with a room inventory of over 30,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Canada, mainland China, India, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Turkey and United Kingdom. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.