Al-Futtaim Travel appoints new Marketing & Sales Manager

Samantha Watson, Marketing  Sales Manager at Al-Futtaim Travel.

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Dubai July 03, 2011: Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel, a leading corporate and leisure travel management company, today announced the appointment of Samantha Watson, as Marketing Sales Manager.

Samantha joins Al-Futtaim with over 12 years in the travel and tourism industry, bringing with her considerable sales and marketing experience in the leisure, MICE and Adventure holiday sectors.

Samantha’s career history includes engagement with some of the leading players in the industry including Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways where she was responsible for top performing leisure accounts including Online Travel Agent’s such as Expedia.com and lastminute.com.

Her career in the UAE began as sales manager UAE for Etihad Holidays, followed by a move to Safar Travel where she headed the Holidays, MICE and Adventure divisions. Prior to joining Al-Futtaim, Samantha was Tourism Marketing Manager for The Dubai Mall.

William Horsley, General Manager, Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel, said: “We are happy to welcome Samantha Watson to the team. Samantha’s professionalism and strive for quality will add value to the travel industry which is evident in her career path. It is this passion that we hope will have a huge impact on Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel‘s continued growth in the region.”

“I am delighted to be part of the Al-Futtaim GroupAl-Futtaim Group, and look forward to contributing to the development of one of the most dynamic travel organisations in the Middle East,” said Samantha.

Born and brought up in the UK, Samantha holds a degree in European Tourism Management and Spanish.

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About Al-Futtaim Travel
Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel is one of the leading corporate and retail travel management companies in the UAE. Part of the Al-Futtaim group, Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel enjoys high credibility in the market and operates from strategically located outlets across Dubai. It has offices in Dubai Festival City, Mall of the Emirates, Al Riqqa road, Jebel Ali and the corporate head office in Deira. Al-Futtaim TravelAl-Futtaim Travel is the GSA for Japan Airlines and SN Brussels for Dubai and Northern Emirates.

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