Dubai welcomes 1,000 delegates from 24 countries
DTCM treats delegates to emirate's dynamic tourism industry and showcase the various facets of the emirate
Dubai welcomed close to 1,000 travel industry professionals and conference organisers from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East during the final quarter of this year to showcase the emirate’s range of tourism offerings, through a series of familiarisation trips organised by Dubai Tourism.
The familiarisation trips highlight the organisations commitment to promoting new leisure experiences such as Dubai Opera, IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts in key international markets.
Delegates visited from a range of markets, including: Brazil, China, Commonwealth of Independent States, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing chief executive officer Issam Kazim said: “It’s been an exceptional year for Dubai regarding the colourful spectrum of new tourism offerings available for visitors. We are excited by the prospect of finishing on a high note and engaging with the international travel industry on a truly global scale. The familiarisation trips represent a fantastic opportunity for delegates to experience our new leisure and family attractions for the first time, while witnessing how they’re contributing to the wider business environment."
As part of the schedule of familiarisation trips, Dubai hosted several specific groups from the emerging economies of Brazil and China, with Sino-UAE relations benefiting from visas on arrival between both countries as part of an initiative to strengthen bilateral ties.
The city also hosted high-level conference planners and association executives as part of the 2016 BestCities Global Forum which was organised in partnership with the BestCities Alliance, an international network of convention bureaus connecting 11 meeting destinations, unified by a commitment to deliver exceptional standards.