Ivan Jovalekic has joined the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai as senior business development manager, moving from Abu Dhabi where he spent two years in a similar position at the Insights Management Consultancy representing international hotels and tourist boards in the region.
A Croatian national, Ivan attended university in Belgrade, Serbia graduating with a degree in finance and accounting. He moved to Dubai and entered the hospitality industry with a post at Jumeirah Hotels looking after global and corporate sales, staying for four years and gaining a grounding in revenue management and reservations.
In 2006, he joined the JAL Fujairah Resort & Spa in its pre-opening phase, spending three years growing his expertise to attain the post of leisure sales manager, before moving back to Dubai and the Dusit Princess City Centre Hotel in a similar position.
Welcoming Ivan to the Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai team, General Manager Scott Butcher said his extensive knowledge of both the GCC and international travel sectors would be a key skill in building new business for the hotel.
“At the Park Regis Kris Kin, we aim to achieve a healthy market mix of corporate and leisure business from the GCC, Europe and Asia. Strategic sales promotions, market research, competitor analysis and hotel positioning are all key to success and areas where Ivan’s competence will influence positive results for us,” he said.
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