As Executive Director of Destination Tourism Development for Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), Iyad Rasbey is responsible for the continued tourism growth. He is responsible for strategic partnerships with global partners, including tour operators, destination management companies, global agencies and airlines.
Iyad joined RAKTDA in 2018 as Director of MICE, playing a pivotal role in bringing blockbuster events to Ras Al Khaimah, including Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, the World Travel & Tourism Council Leadership Summit and the Pacific Asia Travel Association Annual Summit. His knowledge in business travel management has played a key role in the Emirate’s ongoing success and continued recovery.
With more than two decades of experience, Iyad leads the authority’s tourism development strategy and in his role has demonstrated forging robust partnerships in Ras Al Khaimah’s major source markets, effectively putting the Emirate firmly on the global map.
Before joining RAKDA, Iyad worked for several major global tour operators, including TRAVCO, Alpha Tours and Kuoni, and consulted several tourism boards and committees.