The Marriott General Sales Office in Jordan and North
Africa has appointed Bassam Banna as Director of Market Sales.
In his new role, Mr. Banna will be in charge of
sales for Marriott International hotels and the development and
implementation of Marriott Global strategies in Jordan and North
Africa. He will also be responsible for achieving the set revenue
goals, guest and employee satisfaction targets besides
spearheading the financial performance of the markets.
Bassam has over 18 years of experience in human
relations, direct sales, public relations, corporate
communications and marketing in Jordan and across the Middle East.
He joined the hospitality industry 13 years ago, opening
Marriott’s first international sales network in Saudi Arabia and
Bahrain, moving along to operations as Director of Sales and
Marketing at Jeddah Marriott until 2003. Over the last 5 years, Bassam has held various leadership positions within the
hospitality industry in Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Commenting on the appointment, Samir Daqqaq,
Vice President, Global Sales – Middle East and Africa, said, “Bassam’s experience and passion for the hospitality
business made him the candidate of choice for the post in Jordan
and North Africa. With his extensive knowledge about the sector, I
am confident that he will play a pivotal role in driving
Marriott’s sales and marketing initiatives and help achieve its
objectives in these very challenging times for the hospitality
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