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Friday, 16 August, 2019, 15 : 00 PM [IST]

Dubai Tourism conducts three-city India trade roadshow

In order to strengthen relationships with the leading travel agents and tour operators to boost Indian arrivals to Dubai as part of the 2019 marketing strategy, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently organsied a three-city roadshow in India in Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. With India continuing its position at the leading source market for Dubai, the Emirate is set to launch new attractions, schemes and lucrative offers to attract more travellers from India and to sustain the momentum for Dubai to be the first choice of Indian travellers.

In order to promote tourism, Dubai Tourism has extended free visa to Indian tourists below the age of 18 to further smoothen the travel process and sink in with the needs of Indian family travellers. This offering is set to be extended annually till September 15.

The roadshows witnessed participation from key Dubai Tourism stakeholders, including Emaar Hospitality Group, Atlantis, Jumeirah, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Costa Cruises, Expo2020 to enhance networking and relationship building in the Indian market.

Dubai Expo 2020 announced hosting 192 countries, including India, over 173 days to showcase newer destinations and their offerings to attract tourists across genres. The World Expo is expected to be held in Dubai between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.

Abdulla Yousuf, Acting Director, Proximity Market, International Operations, Dubai Tourism, said, “Expo 2020 can be a game changer for business and tourism sectors in Dubai, witnessing millions of tourists from across the globe. Tourism contributes to a major chunk of the economy in Dubai and Expo 2020 will contribute to an added advantage.”

Moreover, Dubai has cemented its position as an international cruising hub and welcomes more visitors than ever before. Dubai has recently welcomed India’s first premium cruise liner, ‘Karnika’ by Jalesh Cruises, marking a significant milestone for both the Indian domestic and international cruise industry.

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