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Abu Dhabi delegation welcomes Johannesburg to its overseas market

TCA Abu Dhabi opens South Africa office

ABU DHABI, February 19, 2015

Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has appointed South African travel representation agency Development Promotions to represent the emirate in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The addition of the South African office, which brings to 11 the number of overseas offices marketing destination Abu Dhabi worldwide, comes as South African Airways announces daily flights between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from March, adding additional air capacity to the daily frequency already operated by Etihad Airlines.

Development Promotions will work to position Abu Dhabi as a preferred destination among the travel trade, consumer and media focusing on the leisure, business and MICE segments. The company will also showcase the destination’s strong cultural, gastronomic, shopping, sports and activities, as well as business and investment opportunities and assets.

Development Promotions will launch a dedicated Johannesburg office headed by former Cruises International commercial manager Tracey Krog, who will be assisted from a public relations and communications perspective by Cape Town-based Big Ambitions director Natalia Rosa. A sales executive will be appointed to liaise closely with the travel industry and MICE trade.

TCA Abu Dhabi South Africa will promote Abu Dhabi through training sessions and joint marketing partnerships with key travel agents, tour operators, professional conference organisers (PCOs) and incentive houses, as well as host a range of familiarisation tours for both media and trade. The destination’s diversity will be showcased through a series of exciting consumer and trade activations.

While a great deal of focus will be placed on the traditional leisure, business, visiting friends and relative and MICE segments, TCA Abu Dhabi South Africa have a unique opportunity to build South Africa’s stopover, cruising and Halal Tourism market showcasing, among other experiences and attractions.

“We are excited about the opportunity to market such a diverse and dynamic destination in the South African market,” said Jackie Adami, managing director, Development Promotions.

TCA Abu Dhabi will also be participating at the upcoming World Travel Market Africa event, being held in Cape Town from April 15 to 17. – TradeArabia News Service

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