Jumeirah Group has announced the appointment of Connect Worldwide (CWW) as its global sales agent in India. The partnership will include sales and marketing management for clients from the corporate, MICE and leisure segments, and support services for the luxury hotel Group from the India market.
Jumeirah Group is a global luxury hotel company and member of Dubai Holding, a diversified global company with operations in 13 countries and 130 billion worth of assets across 10 sectors, including hospitality as well as leisure and entertainment. Jumeirah Group has had a distinct impact on the global hospitality market for the past two decades, transforming the way in which luxury is defined, as exemplified by its flagship hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. As a luxury hospitality leader, the UAE-born Group operates 26 Jumeirah branded properties internationally across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Its latest addition to the Dubai portfolio, Jumeirah Living Marina Gate, offers elevated hospitality synonymous with the brand to guests looking to enjoy longer stays in the city.
India has always been a strategic partner to the UAE, and Jumeirah Group embodies the Arabian hospitality much loved by the Indian market, continuing to be the preferred choice for various a-list actors, businessmen, filmmakers, extravagant weddings, and more. MICE and corporate travel are also significant drivers of inbound tourism to the UAE, as trade increasingly flourishes between the countries. Business partnerships, healthcare, and tourism, which are reflected in the continuous rise in inbound Indian travellers to the UAE, are anticipated to grow further once travel restrictions ease.
Alexander Lee, Chief Commercial Officer of Jumeirah Group, commented, “Indian guests have always been of great importance to Jumeirah as one of our top source markets across the global portfolio. We see Connect World wide’s appointment as a reflection of the immense efforts invested in this market, and as a further step to ensuring our exemplary offering is aligned with their unique needs, whether that’s for leisure, dining, or family experiences or the crafting of unique, personalised stays. We see great potential in India – a market that has always appreciated the luxury hospitality that Jumeirah offers, and our attention to personal touches, especially when it comes to sentimental lifetime special events such as weddings. The decision to appoint Connect Worldwide as our sales partner in India signifies our continued focus on this region, as well as the promising future that lies ahead for the Jumeirah Group in India.”
Jumeirah’s spectacular spaces, including the opulent Ottoman, inspired Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Jumeirah Beach Hotel that was named by Travel+Leisure India as the Best Destination Wedding Hotel in 2020, serve as the perfect backdrop for Indian weddings. All of Jumeirah Group’s properties place emphasis on memorable events, through the dedicated efforts of its specialised teams delivering thoughtful service, as well as its pristine décors, bespoke touches, and awe-inspiring settings.
“We welcome Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts as our newest travel partner,” said Eric Otto President and CEO of Connect Worldwide. “We are proud to partner with such an iconic hotel group and our experienced team is excited to represent and enhance the brand further within the Indian travel market.”
“The CWW India team with its robust sales and distribution support looks forward to re-engaging the market with Jumeirah’s portfolio of hotels,” said Vasudha Sondhi MD CWW India.
CWW is a global sales, marketing, and digital services company with a focus on international market expansion and revenue development. Their clients include tourism destinations, independent hotels, hotel brands, and travel-related companies.