Dubai 'making right tourism moves'
Dubai, September 5, 2007
Dubai is making the right moves to ensure that its tourism and hospitality sector has a long life, an expert said.
Skal International president, Litsa Papathanassi, was speaking in advance of her visit to the emirate where she will address the Dubai chapter of Skål, the international organisation of tourism leaders.
The event will be held on September 9 at the La Veranda Restaurant at the Movenpick Hotel.
“I am looking forward to seeing Dubai and experiencing the ever-changing landscape for myself,” she said.
“International media tells us about Dubai and the large, but seemingly well-placed investment in tourism infrastructure by government and commercial investors. I am encouraged to note that this investment is both broad and deep.
“Broad in as much as it seems to take into account accommodation, entertainment, sports and transportation, and by deep I mean that it appears that quality is a key consideration, with both a high-end product offer and product build.”
Papathanassi will continue the theme of ‘sustainable development in tourism’ when she leads a 500-strong gathering of Skål members, worldwide, at the Turkish Riviera resort of Antalya later this year.
Chris Anns, vice president of the Dubai chapter will represent the emirate at the 68 Skål World Congress.
In Dubai, Papathanassi will be accompanied by Asian Area Skål president, Earl Wieman. –TradeArabia News Service