CHA International
POSTPONING Of
MENA TRAVEL AWARDS 2017
(TRANSPARENCY MESSAGE OF CHA)

MENA Travel Awards

OVERVIEW – INDICATORS BRIEF

The event, ceremony of the "MENA Travel Award" is a non-profit annual function organized by CHA International. Its implementation successes depends on the number of enrolments, participants of MENA Region’s tourism sectors, the enrolment fees covers the ceremony expenses - breakeven.

Since 2004 MENA Travel Awards Ceremonies has been definite success. Since we started the enrolment process this year we were excited and looking forward to the April 26th 2017 upcoming ceremony with the new creative theme and ideas.

As we started the enrolment process for 2017; we noticed a drop of participants vs previous years. Consulting with our major partners / sponsors we all strongly believe that it is due to our tourism industry being very delicate and fragile to economic, social and political instability in the region: i.e. tourist and travellers to Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco continue to significantly decline due to the economic and conditions, thus and so, since the Arab spring with no sign of recovery as yet. In Jordan, although, the political situation remained stable yet there tourism was vastly affected as well due to the general tension in the area and the turmoil in both neighboring Syria & Iraq.

Additionally; the hotel sector in the GCC, especially in both of the UAE and Qatar has witnessed ongoing declining in Room Rates and occupancy, due to the vast continuing growing of room supply vs demand – still vastly growing in both the UAE "EXPO 2020" and the Qatar "World Cup in 2022".

Additionally the weakening of the Rouble and Euro against the sturdy US Dollar to which the UAE Dirham and GCC Currencies are pegged – as well, the lower oil prices; are all causing cost hikes of Holiday travelers to the UAE and GCC specially travellers from Russia and Europe.

THE REGRETFUL CONCLUSION

With above brief and indications at most of the key Middle East and North Africa region’ touristic destinations, we are forced to deem that it is best to postpone the MENA Travel event till 2018, thus we look forward to return upon the recovery of the Region’s “Economy and Tourism Industry”

In the meantime; CHA International continues to deliver to our industry its usual diversified services:

  • THE Mystery Shopper Service
    The Mystery Shopper's analysis / Audit programs focuses on the Quality of Service / Product / Systems assessment.
    for more details (http://www.cha-international.com/Mystery-Shopper)

  • THE Executive Search PROCESS
    WE ASSIST OUR CLIENTS IN MEETING THEIR PROFIT OBJECTIVES THROUGH INTELLIGENT RECRUITMENT SOLUTIONS (http://www.cha-international.com/)

  • THE American Hotel & Lodging "Educational Institute" Professional Certification
    Widely recognized as the preeminent leaders of hospitality certification.
    For more details: (http://www.cha-international.com/ahl)


  • THE Hospitality Solutions Software
    Customized to impress Hotel customers with fabulous added value services - Increase the communication between hotel heads - Minimize cost / overheads - elevate revenues - Impress your customers with superior service that keep them satisfied and loyal.
    for more details:(http://hospitality.solutions.cha-international.com/)


  • THE Training and Talent Development
    Workshops includes Increasing Productivity - Delegation skills - Time Management - Stress Management – Motivation - "The Ultimate Tool" for Best Productivity - Paradigm Shifting - Management Skill Builders - Results-Oriented Leadership - Visionary Leadership – and many more for all hotel ranks.
    For details: (http://www.cha-international.com/Training-and-Development-Program)


With our BEST wishes for a very successful 2017

Regards,
Dr. Sam Saker, President, CHA International
In Cairo Egypt: +202 2779 7113 – Mobile: +2012 2 900 9900
In Dubai, UAE: +971 4 390 2517 – Mobile : +971 50 355 3732
In USA: +1213 402 1758 – Mobile: +1818 8139013 / +1818 8139011
E-mail: sam@cha-international.com
Website: www.cha-international.com