Top team from Alpha Destination Management, the leading destination management company in the Arabian Gulf, is at the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2017, led by the group’s CEO Mr. Ghassan Aridi.
Shaping the future of the travel industry, WTM offers the most effective business to business networking opportunities for the international community of travel professionals. Speaking from London, Samir Hamadeh, General Manager for Alpha Destination Management, said, “World Travel Market is a leading global event for the travel industry. We have been exhibiting at the show for the last 20 years as it is one of the most important events for us due to the fact that the UK market is still a leading market into our destination and Alpha Destination Management is a well-known brand among the UK tour operators. At Alpha we cooperate with some of the top brands of UK tourism being their agents in the emirates and WTM offers us the perfect platform to connect and conduct business with them.”
Speaking about the significance of UK as a major feeder market for Dubai in terms of tourism, Samir stressed, “There has been a major focus from the destination and its stakeholders on UK and we believe it will remain one of the top source markets in 2018 for Dubai. The message that we are conveying at WTM this year is that we are committed to offering greater added value as well as investing further into technology to enhance customer experience in the destination. Dubai is moving away from being a city you must visit, to a city you must experience.”
Dubai is among the top four most visited cities in the world and the best performer in the MENA region. The city recently added 17 new attractions such as the Dubai Opera, City Walk, IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s biggest indoor theme park, Dubai Water Canal, and Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park resort that have all further added to Dubai’s appeal as well as contributed to a steep rise in leisure tourism.
Samir stated, “The more the destination creates attractions and tailors its product to cater to UK tourists, the better conversion it can expect. People seek experiences. Dubai is becoming a major attractions hub and it is very important that we focus on offering experiences and added value to our customer. Our approach to UK has to be different than other markets and key to that is coming up with new ideas to grow stop over business. In order to support Dubai’s goal to attract 20 million visitors annually by 2020 and maintain a stable momentum of growth, there is need for new packages and offers with added-value to entice transit passengers to stay for least one night rather than simply pass by. We are also focusing on Dubai’s strong calendar of events to excite more travellers to come over.”
Visitors will be able to find Alpha Destination Management at the Dubai Tourism stand on booth M300.
About Alpha Destination Management
Founded in 1996, by Mr. Ghassan Aridi and his partners, Alpha Destination Management is the leading destination management company and a pioneer in the tourism sector in the Arabian Gulf. Over the last two decades, the company has established itself as one of the most credible and reputed brands not only in the Gulf region but also in the international tourism industry. Controlling a significant market share of the lucrative tourism sector in the GCC, Alpha Destination Management is a market leader in the region with the largest annual turnover and wide network of international partners offering the highest levels of service and innovative and exciting experiences. Our extensive global and local knowledge and network, outstanding expertise and sound reputation is the key to success for us and all our partners.
For more information about Alpha Destination Management visit http://www.alphatoursdubai.com
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