Coordinator, MLP Care Group

Başak Erel


With a wide range of professional affiliations for more than 23 years, I now would like to bring even more exciting projects into reality. In the course of my career I acted especially in the tourism markets of Europe (as in Spain,England,Austria Germany and Greece), Russia, the CIS countries, Egypt, Tunisia, Kazakhistan, Azerbaijan and the UAE. I was working in different leading positions of Gulet Touristik and Magic Life Hotels in Vienna/Austria and subsequently for Rixos Hotels worldwide.Magic Life Club introduced the concept of all-inclusive hospitality to European tourists looking for the ultimate travel experience. While working for Rixos Hotels, the company became Turkey’s most famous hotel chain.Rixos Hotel chain were operating 2010 with 11 hotels. Now they call 35 hotels in 10 different destinations their own and they keep on participating in promising new projects in the countries they are operating in. During my career I always had the opportunity to work close to great entrepreneurs and creative bosses and thanks to the recent investments of the group that I worked for during the last 3 years, I had the chance to observe the needs and deficiencies of the Dubai market quite closely. In this area, where a lot of beautiful projects take place, I would like to work for a period of time as a senior manager to share my experiences and to extend my knowledge.Being responsible in different positions of tour operators (flight management, mice, sales & marketing) and of hospitality in national and international fields of business for the last 23 years, I’ve earned a wide experience in how to be a brand in those divisions and how to insure the satisfaction of investors. In this context it is a great honor to me to have been awared as the 35th of 50 powerful hoteliers regarding all regions around the UAE. With this in mind, I built up my own company Blend Hospitality Consultancy.

Session: Health Tourism