AVIAREPS, the global representation leader providing international market growth opportunities to a portfolio of more than 100 airlines and 150 travel and tourism clients worldwide, has launched the ‘AVIAREPS Middle East Travel Caravan 2016’ – a calendar of travel industry networking events that brings together some of the world’s leading destination, aviation and tourism brands under the one roof with opportunities for the partners to meet directly with the region’s leading travel agents and travel industry decision makers. The AVIAREPS Middle East Travel Caravan kicked off in Dubai on 16th October 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road before heading off to Doha in Qatar on the 18th of October and Muscat in Oman on October 19th.
A second AVIAREPS Travel Caravan will then be conducted from November 27 – 30, 2016 and visit Kuwait, and Riyadh and Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Says Glenn Johnston, General Manager, AVIAREPS Middle East Office: “We are extremely excited to launch this initiative. The demand from destinations and tourism entities around the world wanting to reach out to the Middle East’s outbound travel industry – one of the world’s top spending markets – has been growing year on year. Additionally, this unique format brings destination and tourism brands from across the world all under the one roof, providing a variety of business development opportunities that the local travel industry has appreciated. Through this platform participating partners will increase their presence within, and knowledge of the Middle East outbound market, and local travel agencies will immediately be able to offer their clients new and exciting travel packages tailored to the region’s specific needs.”
The Middle East Travel Caravan in Dubai was attended by over 100 leading travel trade professionals. Tourism destination brands participating in the event included: Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT), Slovenia Tourism Board (STB), Kyoto Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCVB), Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) and Visit California. Other participating brands included Rwand Air, Qatar Airways, Sea wings, Hong Kong Airlines and Top Travel Trip to name a few.