HOT Media Publishing launches new monthly

HOT Media Publishing will launch new Dubai guide, DXB City Expert on December 2, 2015. The new 80-page monthly guide will be available to dnata Travel customers with a circulation of 40,000 copies and will showcase Dubai’s must-have visitor experiences to inbound tourists through its print and digital versions.

“As a large travel company in the Middle East, dnata Travel welcomes over 3 million visitors to Dubai each year. It’s almost impossible to travel to Dubai without enjoying the services of one of dnata’s entities – even if you didn’t book with one of our international travel agency and holiday brands, you could be greeted on arrival by our Marhaba services, transfer to your hotel in one of our chauffeured cars, explore Dubai on one of our City Sightseeing buses, or enjoy one of our market-leading activities booked through Arabian Adventures,” says Iain Andrew, Divisional Senior Vice President, dnata Travel. “We love Dubai, and we want to make sure our guests love our home as much as we do. That is why we are launching the ultimate tourist guide to Dubai exclusively for our customers. DXB City Expert will be an edit of the city’s best restaurants, activities, events, shopping and tours, and will be handed and emailed to our customers. The guide’s monthly frequency, and vastly experienced editorial team, will ensure DXB City Expert is always up to date with the latest additions to this uniquely brilliant city of ours.”

Victoria Thatcher, Managing Director, HOT Media Publishing adds, “Following the ongoing success of World Traveller magazine, HOT Media is delighted to once again partner with dnata Travel to produce a publication for its customers. As we approach our 10th year of publishing in Dubai, we can’t wait to launch this exciting guide and ensure that dnata’s customers maximise their holiday experiences in our favourite city. DXB City Expert will showcase all that Dubai has to offer in a monthly format and will give Dubai’s tourism stakeholders unprecedented access to affluent Dubai visitors. The guide will reach visitors via multi platforms, both offline and online but, more importantly, it will reach them before they have even made it to their hotel, giving advertisers the chance to make a lasting first impression.”

Annie Darling joins HOT Media

HOT Media has welcomed Annie Darling to the role of Features Editor. Previously based in London, Annie most recently worked as a reporter for Talisman Communications where she provided copy across various channels to large corporate businesses. As Features Editor, Annie will work on luxury titles World Traveller and AIR alongside Editor Richard Jenkins. She will contribute to a variety of topics covered in the magazines, from travel and gastronomy to art and design.

“The prospect of moving to a new country was both exciting and daunting,” says Annie. “However, the position as Features Editor at HOT Media offered me a unique and inspiring opportunity that I could not refuse. I’m really looking forward to starting my career in Dubai with such an impressive company. It’s also a privilege to be able to live and work in such a fascinating country.”

Nicola Monteath joins HOT Media

HOT Media has welcomed Nicola Monteath as Editor for Better Homes magazine. Nicola joins from CPI Media Group, where she was Assistant Editor at BBC Good Food ME magazine, writing on topics like nutrition, travel, décor and home entertaining. She has also been working on her own newly-launched online culinary channel, SimplifyTV.

Her new role as Editor at Better Homes will involve covering home décor and news from the design and interiors industry. Nicola will also be writing features for Dubai Sotheby’s International Realty in Residence magazine.

“It’s an honour to join an esteemed publication such as Better Homes magazine, which has already built up a great reputation in the market over the years,” says Nicola. “I’m extremely excited about taking on this new challenge.”

HOT Media to publish Atlantis magazine

HOT Media is set to publish the official magazine of Atlantis, The Palm. With the debut issue scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, the luxury-focused magazine will be the exclusive in-room publication of the hotel and its forthcoming residences. The magazine will be published quarterly and have an initial print run of 20,000 copies, with Chinese and Russian language editions planned for later in 2015.

“Atlantis, The Palm is a truly unique resort hotel and known throughout the world,” says Victoria Thatcher, Managing Director, HOT Media. “It’s an exciting opportunity for us to create a beautiful publication that expertly reflects the hotel’s iconic standing and mass luxury offering.”

Chris Capstick joins Motivate as Publisher

Chris Capstick joins Motivate as Publisher of the business division after nearly five years as Advertisement Director at Dubai-based contract publisher Hot Media. Chris previously held roles as Sales Director at Nicholas Publishing and Senior Advertisement Manager at ITP. Chris will be reporting to Anthony Milne, General Manager – Group Sales.

“I am delighted to be joining Motivate Publishing at this exciting stage in the company’s growth, and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of this great organisation,” says Chris.