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ADNH to participate in ITB Berlin show

Posted on 08/03/2011

Abu Dhabi National Hotels (ADNH) is participating in ITB Berlin, the world's leading travel trade show which will commence on Wednesday in Germany. Richard W. Riley, CEO of ADNH assured the importance of participating in ITB Berlin for it is the world's leading travel trade show, pointing out that it is a good opportunity for ADNH to promote its services, tourism products offered by hotels and different tourism organisations. He explained that the purpose of participation is to support the ...  >>MORE

Sharjah to take part in ITB Berlin for 14th straight year

Posted on 06/03/2011

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, or SCTDA, has announced its participation at the high-profile International Tourism Bourse (ITB) for the 14th consecutive year taking place in Berlin from March 9-13. The move is part of the SCTDA's efforts to promote Sharjah as a complete international tourism destination celebrated for its heritage, culture, education and sports infrastructure as well as business opportunities and MICE facilities. The emirate attracted more than 1.5 ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi emerges as popular tourist destination in wake of Etihad's direct flight service to Seoul

Posted on 01/03/2011

Tourist traffic to Abu Dhabi has started picking up steam nicely following the recent inauguration of Etihad Airways' direct flight on Seoul-Abu Dhabi route. "Judging from our initial business performance so far, we are quite confident that Abu Dhabi would emerge as a new popular tourist destination in the Middle East sooner or later," Kwak Ho-cheol, general manager of Etihad Airways Korea Office told the Korea Travel Times, the largest circulated travel journal in Korea. Kwak, however, ...  >>MORE

Dubai tourism revenues reach Dh13.2b

Posted on 01/03/2011

Hotels in Dubai hosted over 8.6 million guests last year, an increase from 7.8 million the year before, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) reported yesterday. About 30 new hotels were added to the Dubai market last year, raising the number to 382. That added about 7,600 rooms to the hotel inventory, raising the total to about 51,000 rooms. However, hotel occupancy rate remained flat at 70 per cent for the past two years. Peter Goddard, Managing Director of TRI ...  >>MORE

330,000 people visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in January

Posted on 10/02/2011

Around 330,000 people visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM) last January, an increase of ten percent compared to December 2010, says a press release. January 29 witnessed the highest turnout with a record-breaking 29,000 visitors from around the world. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre seeks to acquaint visitors with the SZGM landmarks. These reflect the aesthetics and characteristics of Islamic arts in Abu Dhabi, and display them to the public through regular informative tours ...  >>MORE

Cruise business grows amid challenging times

Posted on 25/01/2011

Dubai's cruise tourism recorded 390,000 cruise passengers visiting the emirate aboard 103 ships last year, according to the latest statistics provided by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) — the emirate's tourism regulatory body. Khalid Ahmad Bin Sulayem, DTCM Director-General, told representatives of tourism companies and government departments that this achievement was made possible by the marketing initiatives carried out by DTCM, in addition to its participation in a ...  >>MORE

Dubai presses to be Middle East international cruise hub

Posted on 17/01/2011

Dubai is flexing its muscles to be the Middle East hub for international cruising industry and banking on the steady increase in the number of cruise ships visiting the emirate year on year to bring in 575,000 cruise tourists by 2015. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has been promoting Dubai's cruise tourism by participating in specialised trade shows, exhibitions and conventions and by hosting specialised tourism industry delegations highlighting Dubai's position as a ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority to upgrade touch screen information kiosks

Posted on 17/01/2011

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority is upgrading its 31 multi-language, touch-screen information kiosks which are dotted around key visitor locations in the emirate in a second expansion phase. The upgrades include a facility for users to send information by email or SMS direct from the kiosks which are a one-stop bank of visitor information for attractions and facilities throughout Abu Dhabi emirate. Under the phase 2 expansion of the kiosk programme all the information, which is provided in ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi unveils world's first desert camps classification system

Posted on 06/01/2011

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has launched a new, world-first mandatory classification system for desert camps - one of the emirate's fastest-growing leisure tourism sub-sectors. Initially, a six-by-six kilometre site in the emirate's Al Khatem district, close to its heritage heartland of Al Ain, will centralise Abu Dhabi's existing desert camps operators, with five additional, dedicated sites within the emirate - all specifically chosen by ADTA, due to come online for future use by new ...  >>MORE

UAE's iconic World Expo Pavilion to relocate to Saadiyat Island

Posted on 04/01/2011

Tourism Development '&' Investment Company (TDIC) has yesterday announced that it is to bring the award winning UAE Pavilion from the World Expo in Shanghai to Saadiyat Island following a successful six months at the event. The UAE Pavilion, with its iconic dune shaped structure designed by Foster + Partners has been on display at World Expo 2010 alongside the skyline of other national pavilions on the banks of Shanghai's Huangpu River since May, showcasing exhibitions that highlight the ...  >>MORE

Dubai hopes for new wave of tourists

Posted on 04/01/2011

Dubai tourism chiefs hope the growth of the cruise ship industry and more exhibitions will help fill the 10,000 hotel rooms to be added to the emirate's hospitality market this year. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) said it would also focus on implementing a new hotel classification system announced last year. "The year 2011 is expected to outperform 2010 in terms of increasing the numbers of tourists, hotels, hotel rooms, and participation in international ...  >>MORE

Hotel guests increase by 27 per cent in Abu Dhabi, says ADTA

Posted on 27/12/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has released November results showing a 27 per cent increase in hotel guests compared to the same month last year with some 169,001 staying in the emirate. Guest nights surged by 42 per cent compared to the same month last year to 544,753. This made November the second highest performing month this year after February. Occupancy levels rose by 18 per cent to 77 per cent, average length of stay increased from 2.88 nights to 3.2, while monthly revenue ...  >>MORE

Dubai set for new wave of yachting luxury

Posted on 27/12/2010

Dubai will roll out the red carpet for owners of luxury yachts with an exhibition in March, with which it hopes to capitalise on the region's position as the home of almost one third of the world's super-yachts. Some of the world's major yacht builders, including Fincantieri of Italy and Luerssen of Germany, will take part in the Dubai International Boat Show from March 1 to March 5, at the Dubai International Marine Club - Mina Seyahi. Grant Burgham, an exhibitions director at the Dubai ...  >>MORE

Russia's top tour operators ready to put Abu Dhabi on Federation's Outbound Map

Posted on 22/12/2010

Abu Dhabi will soon be promoted throughout Russia's fast-growing outbound travel market after 11 of the country's top tour operators gave the emirate their seal of approval following a three-day fact-finding visit. Hosted by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Etihad Airways, the 11 - all visiting the emirate for the first time - left with misconceptions righted and convinced of its selling appeal. After touring Abu Dhabi city and taking in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace, ...  >>MORE

Costa Cruises makes Dubai its regional cruise hub for fifth consecutive year

Posted on 22/12/2010

Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently launched the new cruise season aboard the 958-foot cruise ship Costa Deliziosa docked at the Port Rashid terminal in Dubai. Costa Deliziosa and Costa Luminosa are two cruise liners deployed by Europe's leading cruise operator and Italy's largest travel group, Costa Cruises, which has made Dubai its regional cruise hub for the fifth consecutive year. The two ships will have regular cruises between regional harbours, taking ...  >>MORE

DTCM receives German cruise liner Aida Diva

Posted on 15/12/2010

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently received the German cruise liner Aida Diva carrying 2,616 passengers and 611 crew members, at DTCM's newly set up temporary cruise terminal. This terminal can accommodate two ships simultaneously, which means that together with its other cruise terminal, DTCM can receive up to four cruise ships at the same time. The new temporary cruise terminal is 85 meters in length and 40 meters wide, in addition to a separate area ...  >>MORE

Emarati students in UK volunteer to help DTCM drive awareness about UAE heritage

Posted on 20/11/2010

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced that it has tapped the support of Emarati students in Britain for its exhibition at the recently concluded World Travel Market in London. The first-ever collaboration between DTCM and the students was hugely successful and was lauded for effectively disseminating information about the various travel and holiday offerings as well as festivals and tourist attractions in the UAE. Saleh Al Geziry, Director of Overseas ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi lays out 2011 Tourism Agenda

Posted on 10/11/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has laid out its 2011 tourism agenda which is aimed at delivering 1.9 million hotel guests staying in around 22,000 hotel rooms and contributing 11.1 percent to the emirate's overall non-oil GDP. The targets will mean a 15 percent rise on the 2010 hotel guest target, an increase of over 5,000 hotels rooms and a 0.4 percent increase in overall non-oil GDP contribution. The targets were outlined at an ADTA travel trade and media gathering in London held to ...  >>MORE

More than 1,100,000 tourists visited Sharjah in nine months

Posted on 10/11/2010

Sharjah has reported an overall occupancy rate of 70 percent in the third quarter of 2010, compared to 65 percent in the corresponding period in 2009, showing a 5 percent increase, according to the latest report by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). The Authority issued the statistical report on the performance of the Emirate's tourism sector for the third quarter of 2010, on the sidelines of its participation in the World Travel Market (WTM), being held in London ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island returns to World Travel Market with ADTA

Posted on 08/11/2010

London - Abu Dhabi's leading property development, management and investment company, has returned to World Travel Market at London's Excel Centre yesterday to showcase their exciting destination Yas Island to industry professionals and the general public. Host venue for the season ending Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix which takes place under a week's time, Yas Island is a unique and exciting destination in Abu Dhabi surrounded by the azure waters and native mangroves of the ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi anchors home port status with MSC accord

Posted on 26/10/2010

Abu Dhabi's ambition to become an international cruise hub has received a significant boost, following the signing, between Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and MSC Cruises of a landmark co-operation agreement that will see the world's fastest growing cruise operators deploy one of its top vessels to the UAE capital on a homeport basis from October 2011. Abu Dhabi's anticipated elevation from port-of-call to homeport status strengthens the UAE capital's nascent cruise tourism credentials ...  >>MORE

ADTA moves to enhance Al Ain visitor experience

Posted on 20/10/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has rolled out its Enhancing the Guest Experience (EGE) programme in the oasis city of Al Ain, following tourism industry partner demand. EGE training workshops held in Abu Dhabi city throughout the year have been positively received by industry stakeholders in the Eastern Region who welcomed the course's inaugural staging in Al Ain. The three-day programme is aimed at enhancing the Al Ain visitor experience through local workforce development. "Having the ...  >>MORE

Luxury liners put the UAE on the cruise map

Posted on 06/10/2010

The Gulf is fast becoming a hotbed for the region's growing cruise industry, as Italy's MSC Cruises becomes the latest luxury liner to set sail for our sunny shores. The UAE will feature as a new destination for its 2011-12 winter collection, with the MSC Lirica dropping anchor in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for her busy season. The itinerary will include a full schedule of 19 eight-day cruises from the capital, with departures every Sunday from October 30 2011 through to March 4 2012. Those ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism to expand presence

Posted on 23/09/2010

Abu Dhabi will become the first overseas destination to have a visitor centre in Moscow when the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) opens its Russia office next month. The new office will be located in central Moscow. News of the development is being outlined to the Russian travel industry at Leisure Moscow — the country's leading travel exhibition — where Abu Dhabi has put up a pavilion shared by 10 of its key stakeholders including Etihad, which operates a daily Moscow-Abu Dhabi service. ...  >>MORE

Over 192,000 Russian tourists visit Sharjah between January and August 2010

Posted on 21/09/2010

Sharjah has welcomed more than 192,000 Russian tourists between January and August 2010 - an 11 percent increase over the 173,880 tourists reported during corresponding period last year, Sharjah tourism regulator announced today. In a marketing move that aims to boost Sharjah's position on the international tourism map, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) has announced the emirate's tenth participation in the 16th International Trade Fair for Travel and Tourism - ...  >>MORE

UAE to pump Dh858 billion into tourism projects

Posted on 13/09/2010

Tourism-related projects will drive the construction industry in the coming decade with approximately Dh858 billion (US$234 billion) to be pumped into the sector during the next eight years. According to a study by industry researcher RNCOS, the UAE will account for nearly 86 per cent of the total tourism-related projects investments in the region by 2018. Abu Dhabi is expected to be the centre of the construction boom in the UAE owing to government support to boost investment in the ...  >>MORE

SCTDA to enhance its Tourist Guide Licensing Programme

Posted on 17/08/2010

In line with the great success of the recently launched Sharjah Tourist Guide Training and Licensing Programme, the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is continuously striving to enhance the standards of tourist guide training in the emirate of Sharjah and to strengthen its ties with tourist guide associations around the world. Two employees of the SCTDA were thus recently chosen to participate in the international programme ‘Train the Trainer', which is run by the ...  >>MORE

DTCM acclaims International Tourism Organisation of the Year

Posted on 12/08/2010

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing s (DTCM) - India Representative Office was adjudged the International Tourism Organisation of the Year at the second Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) Travel Awards, at a ceremony held recently in Mumbai, India. Shri Chhagan Bhujbal, Deputy Chief Minister, Government of Maharashtra, presented the award to Carl Vaz, Director of DTCM s India Representative Office, in the presence of more than 500 travel and tourism officials. A ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority's first sustainability report achieves Gri Level 'B'

Posted on 05/08/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has become the second tourism board in the world, after the Korean National Tourism Board, to achieve the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard for a sustainability report. GRI, a network-based organisation which develops and disseminates globally acceptable sustainability reporting guidelines, has confirmed ADTA's first sustainability report ‘B' level - just one level below its full disclosure level. ADTA's sustainability report, which will be ...  >>MORE

Sharjah tourist arrivals increase 11%

Posted on 29/07/2010

The number of tourist arrivals in Sharjah increased by 11 per cent in the first half of this year, compared to the same period in 2009, according to the latest report by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). The report also shows a 70 per cent hotel occupancy rate in the period under review. As many as 745,069 guests stayed in the emirate's 107 hotel and hotel apartments, compared to the 671,662 guests reported in the corresponding period in 2009, an increase of 11 ...  >>MORE

Over 107,000 tourists visited Sharjah in June

Posted on 25/07/2010

The number of tourists in Sharjah increased by three percent to 107,000 visitors in June, compared to the same period in 2009, according to the latest report released by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA). It stated that the total number of guests staying in the emirate's hotels and hotel apartments reached 107,000, a three percent increase compared to June 2009. The increase in tourist numbers can be credited to the unique diversity of tourist attractions and ...  >>MORE

Tourism expert upbeat on UAE hotel projects and tourist inflow during 2010

Posted on 15/07/2010

A regional tourism expert has urged investors in the hotel industry to look at local hotel management companies as an alternative to international chains. According to Youssef E. Jammal, Managing Director, B6 Catering, the local companies have now become major rivals to their international peers because of competent human resources and pertinent expertise, against global players who often lack local knowledge. The UAE hotel management companies, in spite of being young, have achieved ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi

Posted on 28/06/2010

World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi, the international conference and exhibition being held in the UAE capital this November, has won the patronage of Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. Sheikh Sultan, a noted promoter of sustainability practices, will also deliver the opening address at the inaugural event which will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from November 22-24. "We in Abu Dhabi are building an industry to make a ...  >>MORE

Ship cruises attract 26,580 tourists to Dubai over 3-month period, DTCM

Posted on 24/06/2010

Ship cruises brought in 26,580 tourists to Dubai from April 6 to June 14, 2010 according to recent statistics released by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), driving the sustained growth of the emirate's tourism sector. The guests were received by the Dubai Cruise Terminal operated by DTCM at Port Rashid. The cruise terminal serviced 17 ships belonging to cruise companies from all over the world. DTCM officials overseeing Dubai's marine tourism note that the ...  >>MORE

Ajman banks on history to lure tourists

Posted on 13/06/2010

Old houses in Ajman's Al Nakheel 5 and 6 areas will be evacuated for renovation under an ambitious project for turning the area into a tourist attraction by the first quarter of next year, said a senior official of the emirate. Speaking to Emirates Business, Mohammed bin Omair Al Muhairi, Head of the Planning and Survey Department at the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, said work was progressing on a big project for re-organising the two areas and turning them into tourist ...  >>MORE

Website launched in Japanese in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 06/06/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) launched yesterday the Japanese version of the tourist website "Visit Abu Dhabi." This move coincides with the authority's objective to take advantage of the opportunities available in the promising Japanese market, especially with the current boost in the aerial ties between Abu Dhabi and Japan following Etihad Airlines' launch of direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, the third largest Japanese city, and Tokyo. According to the press release issued ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority opens Al Jahili Fort visitor centre

Posted on 03/06/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority has opened a dedicated visitor centre in the renovated Al Jahili Fort, one of Al Ain's leading landmarks. Al Jahili now takes the number of ADTA visitor centres throughout the emirate to four, with a fifth being operated at Mina Zayed's cruise terminal in the November-May season. Al Jahili is the first of three visitor centres the authority is planning to open this year. "We are working on a centre which we plan to open in July in The Souk, Central Market with a ...  >>MORE

ADTA opens office in Beijing

Posted on 02/06/2010

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has launched a new concept for its overseas offices in one of Beijing's prime commercial and shopping districts. The bright, modern design adorned with images reflecting Abu Dhabi's rich heritage and culture encompasses an exhibition area, visitor centre and promotional office and will now be progressively rolled-out throughout ADTA's expanding overseas office network. "This is an investment in our overseas profile to bring added focus to Abu Dhabi's ...  >>MORE

DP World’s Dubai Cruise Terminal wins "Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 2010"

Posted on 30/05/2010

Dubai Cruise Terminal has won, for the third consecutive year, the prestigious World Travel Award of "Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 2010". The Dubai Cruise Terminal, located at Port Rashid, has received both the Middle East's Leading Cruise Port award as well as the World's Leading Cruise Port award in 2008 and 2009. Tariq Bin Khalifa, Account Director, Account Management, General Cargo, DP World, UAE Region said: "Receiving this award for three successive years proves that Dubai Cruise ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi a leisure destination in the making, says French Travel Agents Body

Posted on 24/05/2010

The French National Travel Agents Association (SNAV - Ile de France) has identified Abu Dhabi as an emerging international leisure destination following the staging of its annual convention in the emirate. Some 180 agents - representing key influencers within the French travel industry community - attended the convention at the five-star Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara in Abu Dhabi's stunning Liwa Desert. The delegation then moved on to the UAE capital to sample the iconic Yas Hotel - ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi and Etihad woo Japanese travel trade

Posted on 20/05/2010

Abu Dhabi's tourism industry has received a huge vote of confidence from an 11-strong Japanese travel agents delegation which visited the UAE capital as part of Etihad Airways' campaign to promote the destination and its recently-launched flights to Abu Dhabi from Nagoya, Japan's third largest city and the capital Tokyo. The award-winning UAE national carrier to Abu Dhabi five times a week from both Japanese cities. After touring the city and taking in some of its most popular sights, ...  >>MORE

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ADNH to participate in ITB Berlin show


Sharjah to take part in ITB Berlin for 14th straight year


Abu Dhabi emerges as popular tourist destination in wake of Etihad's direct flight service to Seoul


Dubai tourism revenues reach Dh13.2b


330,000 people visit Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in January


Cruise business grows amid challenging times


Dubai presses to be Middle East international cruise hub


Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority to upgrade touch screen information kiosks


Abu Dhabi unveils world's first desert camps classification system


UAE's iconic World Expo Pavilion to relocate to Saadiyat Island


Dubai hopes for new wave of tourists


Hotel guests increase by 27 per cent in Abu Dhabi, says ADTA


Dubai set for new wave of yachting luxury


Russia's top tour operators ready to put Abu Dhabi on Federation's Outbound Map


Costa Cruises makes Dubai its regional cruise hub for fifth consecutive year


DTCM receives German cruise liner Aida Diva


Emarati students in UK volunteer to help DTCM drive awareness about UAE heritage


Abu Dhabi lays out 2011 Tourism Agenda


More than 1,100,000 tourists visited Sharjah in nine months


Abu Dhabi's Yas Island returns to World Travel Market with ADTA


Abu Dhabi anchors home port status with MSC accord


ADTA moves to enhance Al Ain visitor experience


Luxury liners put the UAE on the cruise map


Abu Dhabi Tourism to expand presence


Over 192,000 Russian tourists visit Sharjah between January and August 2010


UAE to pump Dh858 billion into tourism projects


SCTDA to enhance its Tourist Guide Licensing Programme


DTCM acclaims International Tourism Organisation of the Year


Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority's first sustainability report achieves Gri Level 'B'


Sharjah tourist arrivals increase 11%


Over 107,000 tourists visited Sharjah in June


Tourism expert upbeat on UAE hotel projects and tourist inflow during 2010


Abu Dhabi to host World Green Tourism Abu Dhabi


Ship cruises attract 26,580 tourists to Dubai over 3-month period, DTCM


Ajman banks on history to lure tourists


Website launched in Japanese in Abu Dhabi


Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority opens Al Jahili Fort visitor centre


ADTA opens office in Beijing


DP World’s Dubai Cruise Terminal wins "Middle East's Leading Cruise Port 2010"


Abu Dhabi a leisure destination in the making, says French Travel Agents Body


Abu Dhabi and Etihad woo Japanese travel trade