Dubai Tourism shares industry outlook with stakeholders

Dubai Police and Expo 2020 showcase projects and milestones at first biannual city briefing

Helal Saeed Almarri speaks at the first biannual city briefing event
Helal Saeed Almarri speaks at the first biannual city briefing event

Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) hosted the first biannual city briefing event for stakeholders and partners to highlight the sector's performance across key markets and insights into major development, marketing initiatives and future growth strategies. 

More than 1,000 managers and executives from partner companies - including tour operators, tourism attractions, and destination management companies - attended the event. 

A team from Expo 2020 Dubai provided an update on key milestones on infrastructure and logistics ahead of the October 20, 2020 launch. 

Dubai Police presented its "Oyoon" smart security surveillance initiative, which was developed to ensure the safety and security of residents and visitors to Dubai. 

Speaking at the event, Dubai Tourism director general Helal Saeed Almarri said: “While we are pleased with the positive performance of the industry since the beginning of this year, Dubai Tourism is committed to hosting such events to ensure that our stakeholders are well aligned with the emirate’s tourism strategy to be able to collectively take advantage of the diverse campaigns and concerted efforts being made to attract more visitors to the city.

"Maintaining a robust industry is at the core of our cross-sector efforts, and as we look ahead, we are confident that our continued cooperation with both public and private sector partners will ensure that Dubai remains a must-visit destination. ”

The city briefing was followed by the Dubai Sustainable Tourism Awards, which recognises and celebrates the contribution of Dubai's hotels and tourism companies toward's the city's sustainability goals. 

JA The Resort was named Dubai's most sustainable five-star resort, while Centro Barsha took home a gong in the three-star category, and Taj Dubai's director of engineering was named sustainability champion. 

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