Business Development Director (Travel & Tourism)

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Abu Dhabi, UAE


Business Development Director position for the Travel, Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Industry.

This candidate will be reporting directly to the VP of Business Development and be responsible for designing and implementing sales strategies, forecasting and driving the sales team to achieve the targets. The position requires the candidate to have hands on experience in contacting distributors and analyzing data to evaluate sales statistics and customer satisfaction. The candidate will also be responsible of acquiring new business as well as key account management.


The applicant will require a minimum of 8+ years Tourism or Destination Management experience. The successful candidate must be experienced in networking and business development within a Destination Management Company, Global Hotel Chain or Travel Industry (Tour Operator). The role will provide competitive salary package. The candidate must hold an bachelors or Masters degree and have a wealth of UAE experience.


Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. We are the experts at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.

Our Middle East office was founded in December 2005, headquartered in Dubai UAE. We deal with clients in the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and other key areas in the region. Our consultants sector-specific knowledge and unique understanding of the local market allows us to offer an exceptional level of service across all divisions.

We currently recruit for roles in the following sectors: Accounting & Finance, Architecture, Banking, Construction & Property, Engineering, Healthcare, Human Resources, Information Technology, Logistics, Legal, Office Support, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Supply Chain & Procurement, and Sales & Marketing.

As part of our continuing expansion, we have opened a dedicated Abu Dhabi desk to further assist with our client needs across the region.

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