Abu Dhabi plans ‘largest’ stand at travel fair
Abu Dhabi, April 6, 2010
Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and about 40 of its industry stakeholders will jointly mount their largest pavilion at any travel fair at an upcoming travel event in Dubai.
Arabian Travel Market will run from May 4 to 7 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Abu Dhabi’s new pavilion design will reflect an oasis setting which visitors can meander through while viewing artwork and experiencing Abu Dhabi heritage traditions. It will take up 1,400 sq m and will be the largest of any stand at Arabian Travel Market, said a statement.
It will also include new-to-market exhibitors including soon-to-open hotels, new travel and tourism operators and city centre resorts.
“This is our biggest trade statement yet that this destination is evolving,” said Mubarak Al Nuaimi, international promotions manager, ADTA.
“We have this year already welcomed a host of new attractions to Abu Dhabi and more hotels and resorts will open, the world’s biggest indoor theme park will be launched and new events will be introduced before the year is out. It is a defining year in our ambitions to increase hotel guest stays to the emirate by 10 per cent this year to reach the 1.65 million mark,” he added.
“We will be looking to further consolidate our relationships with the important, and expanding, GCC travel trade as the region is currently our second largest overseas market after the UK and Ireland with some 17,591 GCC nationals staying in Abu Dhabi’s hotels during the first two months of this year – a 21 per cent increase on the same period last year,” Al Nuaimi concluded. – TradeArabia News Service