Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

New resort manager for Mövenpick Tala Bay Aqaba

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba in Jordan has welcomed Sami Ounalli as the new resort manager.

The Tunisian hotelier gained his in-depth tourism, hospitality and leadership experience over the last 20 years at hotels and travel agencies throughout the Middle East and Africa.

Ounalli began his career by managing sales and marketing activities at Tunisia’s Dar Jerba hotel complex. Six years at two Tunisia-based travel agencies and destination management companies followed. Hospitality called again in 2007 and he accepted the role as director of sales and marketing of Odyssée Resort & Thalasso Spa.

In 2010, he joined Radisson Hotel Group in Tunisia, first as director of sales and marketing and later as executive assistant manager. Before joining Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, his final assignments for Radisson Blu were as hotel manager in Rwanda and Chad, where he lead the pre-opening team.

Ounalli has been involved in the advancement of sustainable tourism in Tunisia, and he looks forward to continuing similar efforts in support of Accor’s sustainability programme, Planet21.

Encouraging creativity and adapting to the trends of guest needs are at the top of his list of things to do in his new role. “I am pleased to join the team and excited to bring new ideas and creativity to the fore,” said Ounalli. - TradeArabia News Service