India to Dubai
· From 458,100 (January - September 2010) to 501,508 (January – September 2011) representing a 9.5% increase.
· India ranked 2nd place as the top source market after Saudi Arabia.
To boost the arrivals from India the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Government of Dubai, conducted multi-city workshop to provide updated information on Dubai, both from DTCM and its co-participating hoteliers, tourist attractions and destination management companies. The delegation also comprised an official from the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai who are responsible for the issuance of visas.
DTCM representatives from Dubai and India focused on presenting Dubai in a new light, highlighting its new marketing strategies for India that focuses on niche segments such as student groups, senior citizens, sporting enthusiasts, heritage & culture enthusiasts, up-market leisure travelers and the lucrative wedding segment. Through this initiative Dubai's position was reinforced as a year round destination providing varied tourism product offerings that offer comfort, quality at affordable pricing.
Mr. Saleh Al Geziry, Director, Overseas Promotions and Inward Missions - DTCM, Dubai said, “Dubai is a vibrant destination that attracts traveller's year on year. These workshops represent a vital component in bringing in the overall number of inbound travellers into Dubai from across the world.”
Participant from Dubai were - Emirates Airlines, Atlantis - The Palm, Royal Arabian Tours and Emirates Airlines. Other participants included Accor Hospitality Middle East, Al Rais Tours & Travels, Bonton Tours & Travels, Discovery Travel & Tourism, Dubai Dolphinarium, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Kempinski Hotel - Mall of the Emirates, Lama Tours, National Desert Travel, Sea View Hotel, Royal Ascot Hotel and The Address Hotels & Resorts.