TCA Abu Dhabi steps up GCC road shows

Abu Dhabi hotels received more than 62,499 guests from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the first half of 2015.

Sheikh Zayad Grande Mosque in Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayad Grande Mosque in Abu Dhabi

Road shows and tours from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) will highlight the unique tourist offerings in a bid to boost shoulder season tourism growth.

Representatives of TCA Abu Dhabi's tourism sector met with key players from the travel and tourism sector of several countries to showcase the emirate's various destinations that combine sea and water attractions, modern entertainment, desert spas and retreats, heritage and cultural sites and charming oases.

Also, TCA Abu Dhabi highlighted the opportunities and facilities available for the business tourism segment though the incentives and services offered by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (Abu Dhabi CB).

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"TCA Abu Dhabi is touring the major cities of the Arabian Gulf, following the highly successful campaign during the holy month of Ramadan. We will be providing more attractive offers to encourage our GCC guests to enjoy their time in Abu Dhabi and stay longer, especially that the weather has started to cool down," said Sultan Al Mansouri, KSA country manager, TCA Abu Dhabi, with responsibility for the GCC.

TCA Abu Dhabi's roadshow kicked off at Grand Hyatt Muscat in the Omani capital this August, and then proceeded to Kuwait City to hold meetings with the country's forerunners in tourism at the Regency Hotel Kuwait.

In September, the committee will stop over at Doha at the Sharq Village & Spa, managed by Ritz-Carlton, before heading off to the InterContinental Regency Bahrain the following day. The roadshow in Saudi Arabia will start at Kempinski Riyadh, moving to Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar and culminating at Park Hyatt Jeddah.

Recent statistics indicate that Abu Dhabi's hotels received more than 62,499 guests from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the first half of 2015, an impressive increase of 28% compared to the same period of last year. From Oman alone, Abu Dhabi received 30,909 guests, an increase of 15%. Meanwhile Kuwait and Qatar put out impressive numbers as well with 13,306 guests and 13,156 respectively.

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