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Jumeirah’s YouTube videos receive over 10m views

Jumeirah’s YouTube videos receive over 10m views

Dubai, 13 March 2014:  Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has received over 10 million views on its YouTube channel  increasing its lead over all other luxury hotel brands.

The 270 beautifully shot brand videos are now officially the most viewed in the hospitality industry, according to skift.com, a leading publisher in digital travel. The videos are based on the stories and insights shared by guests of the hotels and the people who work in the 22 properties operated by Jumeirah across the world. Over the past year, Jumeirah has grown its viewership by over 800%, outperformed key competitors and has now gained more views than any other hospitality brand.

In the overall ‘Skift Score,’ compiled through measuring performances in key social channels such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, Jumeirah is ranked ninth globally and continues to climb.

Alison Broadhead, Chief Commercial Officer, said: “At Jumeirah we focus on creating imaginative and exhilarating experiences for our guests. We portray these experiences using online videos, so reaching 10 million views is a major milestone for us. It’s not just about number of views, it’s about the quality of content, and our video engagement score is consistently high with ‘likes’ reaching over 91% across all videos. Jumeirah’s brand communications strategy focuses on video as a key medium and we now have over 270 brand videos online, in four different languages, with an average video view rate of 15,000 views per day. Given the importance of online video in the luxury travellers’ decision making process, we are appreciative that we can attract such high interest.” 

The most popular video is the Red Bull F1 Racing Stunt which received 1.3 million views while Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s The Caterer video proved the most popular with fans, gaining a 100% approval rate. In order to reach its key target markets, the films are delivered in English, Arabic, Russian and German and marketed through a wide range of social media with a view to encouraging viewers to discover more about the company and its hotels on www.jumeirah.com.

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About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications 
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com