Ras Al Khaimah Tourism
Development Authority (TDA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) for a mega
three-day convention to be held in Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of
Aimed at further strengthening the offering for Ras Al
Khaimah tourism among the Indian Travel Industry, the convention will be held
from September 12-14, 2017.
Around 225 delegates,
including overseas participants are expected to be a part of the event. The
convention will feature multiple business sessions featuring national and
international speakers and discuss the growth of India outbound and subsequent
future marketing strategies.
“It gives us immense
pleasure to announce the hosting of 3rd OTOAI convention in Ras Al Khaimah. We
welcome the opportunity to strengthen our visibility among the Indian audience.
India, being our fourth most significant international source market, is
expected to be an important contributor to the emirate’s vision to attract one
million visitors by the end of 2018,” said Haitham
Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
“This event underlines our growing credentials as a leading
option for medium-size MICE events thanks to our convention facilities, hotel
offering and meeting spaces. OTOAI’s attendees can also look forward to
experiencing the unique diversity of Ras Al Khaimah, including our untouched
natural beauty, authentic Arabian culture, heritage and a history dating back
more than 7,000 years,” he added.
Guldeep Singh Sahni, President, OTOAI, stated, “Every
year the convention is organised keeping in view the shifting industry dynamics
and changing trends in outbound travel. The plan is to create new opportunities
through a combination of traditional and digital strategies so as to remain
competitive in the travel world.”