Contributor Profile

Raki Phillips

Job TitleCEO

Company NameRas Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

About

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) since June 2019, brings a wealth of industry experience to aid the continued growth of Ras Al Khaimah as one of the fastest growing destinations in the world. Phillips joins RAKTDA from the Dubai based International Hospitality Consulting Group INHOCO, where he was Senior Partner and Senior Vice President of Development, responsible for hotel project pipelines exceeding $5 billion in assets. He is also the co-founder and CEO of SugarMoo Desserts, Dubai’s first online dessert delivery bakery and co-founder of Earth Hotels, a sustainable, tech-forward and design centric hotel concept.

Phillips, an American national and a fluent Arabic speaker, has a great understanding of the region having worked in the Middle East since 2005 and specifically in the UAE since 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an MBA in Organizational Management.

Conference Sessions

  • Destination-Smart For a Healthy Future in Adventure Travel

    Monday13:00 - 13:454 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    In today’s adventure travel industry, we are faced with complexities that require a change in the way we build destination brands, manage tourism growth and del...

    • Language: English
  • Personalisation and Customised Travel: The Drivers of Asian Tourism

    Wednesday10:30 - 13:306 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Session Moderator: Trevor Weltman, Chief of Staff, PATA  10.30 Opening – Dr Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA  10.40 Panel 1 – China: The Future of Travel  Get up to sp...

    • Language: English