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Join the Chairman of Bench Events Jonathan Worsley on a series of podcast interviews as he uncovers insights from inspirational thought leaders from the hotel industry. Jonathan is one of the founders and organisers of multiple leading international conferences for the hotel investment industry, including the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the International Hotel Investment Forum, and more recently the Saudi Hotel Investment Conference.

Join the Chairman of Bench Events Jonathan Worsley on a series of podcast interviews as he uncovers insights from inspirational thought leaders from the hotel industry. Jonathan is one of the founders and organisers of multiple leading international conferences for the hotel investment industry, including the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the International Hotel Investment Forum, and more recently the Saudi Hotel Investment Conference.
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United Arab Emirates

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Join the Chairman of Bench Events Jonathan Worsley on a series of podcast interviews as he uncovers insights from inspirational thought leaders from the hotel industry. Jonathan is one of the founders and organisers of multiple leading international conferences for the hotel investment industry, including the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, the Africa Hotel Investment Forum, the International Hotel Investment Forum, and more recently the Saudi Hotel Investment Conference.

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@Bench_News

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English

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+971588031917


Episodes

Episode 9: Interview with Shannon Stowell, CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA)

7/8/2019
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"Travel is a privilege, not a right and if we are enjoying this privilege then we should also be responsible enough to do everything we can to mitigate the impact we have on the planet" - Shannon Stowell, CEO, Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) as he speaks to Jonathan Worsley, Chairman, Bench Events on the challenges of adventure travel, including over tourism and sustainable travel and how we can become responsible global citizen as travelers. Shannon has more than 25 years of...

Duration:00:23:11

Episode 8: Nirmal Sethia, Founder, Newby Teas

4/29/2019
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Nirmal Sethia talks about the Sethia Foundation and his love for teas and launching Newby Teas. He also speaks about fluoride and how too much fluoride found in some teas can be deadly. Newby teas has won 95% of all awards - listen to this podcast to learn why this is and what you should be aware of when drinking teas. Mr. Sethia recently spoke at the GRIF day at AHIC.

Duration:00:21:37

Episode 7: The world's first vegan ice cream

4/2/2019
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Jonathan Worsley speaks to Dr. Khosro Ezaz-Nikpay of Zendegii on creating the world’s first vegan ice cream. Using the spirit of innovation and finding that white space using innovative research techniques. Khosro kicks off the Disruption Day at AHIC on 9th April.

Duration:00:16:18

Episode 6: Growth pipeline of Earth Hotels and how they are changing the business model

3/29/2019
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Jonathan Worsley speaks to Raki Phillips, Chief Citizen of Earth Hotels which is a new innovative and eco-friendly brand that is being showcased for the first time at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference. Raki states he can build 30% below typical construction costs and a build time from 6-12 months. Listen to this podcast to learn how Earth Hotels is changing the business model and hear of their growing pipeline.

Duration:00:17:46

Episode 5: Can we maximise the utility of unused hotel rooms?

3/26/2019
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Jonathan Worsley speaks to the Founder and CEO of HotelSwaps, Preben Vestdam on creating a new product for the hotel industry that epitomizes the sharing economy through the exchange of unused hotel rooms. There are over two billion rooms annually left unsold at independent hotels and small groups. Preben speaks on how his company can capitalise on these rooms and discusses his success to-date.

Duration:00:20:21

Episode 4: The current state of the UAE market and price dumping

3/25/2019
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Jonathan Worsley speaks to the Chief Operating Officer of Citymax Hotels by Landmark Group, Aly Shariff on the current state of the UAE market and price dumping "if we don't value our product, how do you expect our clients to value our product". Aly speaks of his passion for service, experience, and competing against the rapid commoditisation of the industry. He thinks as operators, we have become our own worst enemies.

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 3: How a smarter adoption of technology can future proof the hospitality business?

3/21/2019
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Maria de la Fuente Corrales Travel Industry Analyst – Google speaks about her background and her love for travel. She also shares her working experience for Airbus and the communication between the aircraft and the airport. Having moved into the hospitality and travel sector with Google, she is looking at integrating the data points along the customer journey and connecting the online world with the offline world

Duration:00:09:11

Episode 2: Why trust? Why now?

3/14/2019
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In this podcast, Executive Coach and Founder of The Trusted Executive Foundation, John Blakey speaks on the Trust Crisis. “Why trust why now?”. According to the Global Trust Barometer, trust in our leaders is currently at record low levels and many countries below the watershed level of 50%. John advocates how leaders need to build a high trust culture through the triple bottom line. John will be speaking at the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference on 9-11 April and will also be hosting a...

Duration:00:15:21

Episode 1: How Blockchain is going to be a game changer for Hotel Industry?

3/5/2019
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In this podcast, Rana discusses how blockchain is going to be a game changer for the hotel industry. He says technology belongs to everyone and blockchain will be an enabler giving control and ownership of data back to the consumer. This he suggests will happen in the next 5 years. Commission charges will come down as the whole ecosystem becomes more efficient and secure by removing the intermediary. The challenge today is scalability and connectivity amongst different providers but the...

Duration:00:20:41