Arabian Travel Market: Strengthening the Travel Industry
Travel and tourism industry’s leading global event in the Middle East, the Arabian Travel Market happens to start April 28, Sunday. The occasion gathers more than 2,800 exhibitors from all over the world and guarantees to boost the travel industry of Dubai as a global tourism hub by exhibiting new advancements, travel sites, promotions and technologies and giving a stage to organizations to meet and work together.
The city’s own contributions in the tourism and travel industry area will be among the cynosures of consideration at the occasion to be held for four days from April 28 to May 1. Last year, Dubai conquered the effect of the worldwide financial crisis, to rise as a development hotspot in the overall travel industry map. As indicated by a report by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, in 2018, the emirate hosted 15.92 million guests, a rise of 0.8 percent from a year sooner. Dubai was positioned the fourth most visited city in the world for the fourth year straight by the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) 2018 and bested the rundown of worldwide urban areas with the most number of foreign overnight guest expenses for 3 years straight.
Portable, Digital, and Social First Agenda
According to Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Corp. for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Issam Kazim, the company’s participation at Arabian Travel Market frames a centerpiece of DCTCM’s endeavors to bring issues to light the city of Dubai as a diverse travel spot to worldwide gatherings of people. The CEO adds that they are satisfied to once again provide help to the 26th version of this significant occasion. The company stays concentrated on reinforcing joint efforts with industry partner’s connection, thus underlining the tremendous diversity that Dubai provides for the global traveler.
Taking into consideration the current year’s topic of advancement and innovation, Dubai as a travel spot has just taken on a ‘digital, mobile and social first’ plan that puts future status at its center while advancing the appropriation of disruptive technology. As an international center point of development, the company will keep on supporting the partnerships of private and public sectors to advance DCTCM’s product offers and the manner in which it draws in modern buyers of today. Keeping in front of the worldwide challenge, the company is secured by a resolute vision of building up Dubai as the main most-visited and creative city on the planet.
The capacity of Dubai to support its travel industry development in the course of recent years has been driven, among others, by a continued interest in infrastructure. In the following a large portion of 10 years, it is set to finish the development of a progression of huge ventures that will include a portion of the world’s most tremendous vacation spots.
The travel industry projects in Dubai
Another travel industry venture neighboring Dubai Marina, Bluewaters Island will house various private and business undertakings, for example, shopping centers, beach clubs, and penthouses. The focal point of Bluewaters Island is Ain Dubai, the biggest Ferris wheel on the planet. Another major beachfront vacation destination being constructed in Dubai is Marsa Arab that envelops two man-made islands. The improvement will include 2.2 km of shoreline facade to the coastline of Dubai, with one of the islands committed to family travel and entertainment tours.
Dubai is likewise assembling the Deira Islands Night Souk, to be recognized as the world’s biggest night market. The setting shapes some portion of the AED6.1 billion Deira Island, a 15.3 sq kilometer waterfront city that highlights four islands. Another new venture, the Dubai Creek Harbor, will be home to the city’s tallest structure, the $1 billion Dubai Tower designed by Santiago Calatrava. The 6 million square meters Dubai Creek Harbor is seen to be two times bigger than Downtown Dubai when it is completely finished in 2025.
World’s Busiest Air Terminal
Dubai’s solid network and transportation foundation have been another real driver in its travel industry wave. A year ago, Dubai International (DXB) held its situation as the world’s busiest air terminal with the number of explorers going through its terminals rising to about 90 million. Dubai International has been delegated as the world’s busiest center point for global travel for a couple of years now since it outranks London Heathrow in 2014.
In the meantime, Dubai’s official carrier, Emirates, continued 59 million travelers on around 3,700 traveler flights, by and large, every week in 2018. When the worldwide airline industry is encountering a lull, Emirates worked for more than 192,000 flights, with its more than two hundred fleets in 2018 to its worldwide system of 157 destinations.
25 million guests target for 2025
Dubai, despite its many tourism achievements, continues to expand on the considerable development it has found in the previous decade by setting an aspiring focus of inviting 25 million guests constantly 2025. The objective, some portion of the Dubai Tourism Strategy propelled a year ago, expects to fortify Dubai’s situation as a standout amongst the most visited urban areas on the planet. Intended to give a solid impulse to its worldwide appeal, the Strategy is centered around guaranteeing that Dubai isn’t affected by basic changes later on. The emirate has officially taken off designs to support its development in significant traveler sending out business sectors and enhance sources from high-potential markets.
The influx of tourists to Dubai as of now brag a various worldwide spread. A year ago, Western Europe developed as the biggest benefactor of medium-term guest volumes for 2018 and commands a 21 percent stake, to keep up its position from two years ago This was intently trailed by the GCC and South Asia, contributing eighteen and seventeen percent of all worldwide visits to the city individually. North Asia and South-East Asia areas represented eleven percent.
The nearness of the markets over the MENA locale additionally conveyed enduring development volumes of 10% while Russia, the more extensive CIS and Eastern Europe aggregately conveyed nine percent of the all-out appearance, a two percent expansion from 2017. The Americas and Africa each contributed six percent of the volume base, and Australasia adjusted off the provincial blend with two percent of a piece of the overall industry in 2018, to a great extent driven by stop-over voyagers.
The most recent year, the city of Dubai has seen doubling its endeavors to draw in more travelers from the CIS, Russia, Latin America, and the Nordics, particularly Sweden. In 2017, activities promoting Dubai in China was supported by an “exceedingly fruitful” marketing campaigns along with a team with Chinese online media influencers.
New Experience and Policy Changes
Dubai is likewise making a reestablished push to develop areas such as cruise tourism for which it has indicated significant development potential. A year ago, the ‘Dubai Cruise Terminal’ was made the fundamental center for the voyage the travel industry in Dubai. The area was additionally helped by a key organization among Meraas and Carnival Corporation went for changing Dubai into a noteworthy local oceanic the travel industry center point.
Dubai is likewise looking to push the boundaries of traveler experience and innovation. Emirates is outfitting to dispatch the world’s originally incorporated ‘biometric path’ at Terminal 3, Dubai International air terminal, which will empower travelers to stroll through a passage and be “cleared” by movement specialists without human mediation or the requirement for a physical passport stamp.
Real changes in the United Arab Emirates’ visa routine a year ago have likewise altogether upgraded Dubai’s status as a traveler friendly spot. Transit travelers are presently exempted from all section charges for the initial 48 hours and a travel visa can be reached out for as long as 96 hours for an expense of just fifty dirhams. Getting a travel visa is effectively enabled by various express counters crosswise over UAE air terminals.
With a progression of infrastructure, regulatory, innovative and market activities to help the travel industry, Dubai is good to go to ascend in the positioning of the world’s most visited urban areas. The succeeding years could well observe the city forming into the world’s most famous destination.
Dubai Culture Highlights Emirate’s Culture and Art Landscape
Dubai Culture and Arts Authority is featuring the craftsmanship and cultural scene of the Emirate, with a unique spotlight on the legacy locales and galleries, at the Arabian Travel Market 2019, the main travel industry display in the Middle East, occurring until first May, at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), Dubai.
Together with the Dept. of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the cooperation plans to support Dubai’s stand as a city where divisions like arts, culture, literature, and heritage add to the creative market, yet additionally, help drive the travel industry in a one of a kind way. Since its origin, Dubai Culture has tried ten years of persistent endeavors to bond Dubai’s situation as a creative hub for culture and the arts. By way of Arabian Travel Market, Dubai Culture plans to advance the emirate and feature the potential city holds for extraordinary vacationer experience, subsequently contributing to making it a prominent travel spot among the worldwide explorers.
Praising Dubai’s cultural uniqueness, this cooperation of Dubai Culture underpins the vision of HH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to build up Dubai as a city of upbeat, innovative, and enabled people, who are glad for their cultural individuality. Throughout the occasion, Dubai Culture will advance the city’s legacy locales, yearly social timetable, significant workmanship occasions, universal joint efforts and its feasible arrangements to additionally upgrade the guest involvement with contributions that will interest worldwide voyagers, particularly social sightseers, who look for bona fide cultural encounters.
Dubai Culture is additionally exhibiting Al Shindagha Museum, the Perfume House and the Etihad Museum, which make these settings intriguing places of interest, as they go about as a connection amid the past and the present of the nation. Dubai Culture has additionally curated a determination of fine arts from Tashkeel, Mattar Bin Lahej Gallery and Alserkal Cultural Foundation, that help artists in the local and regional and offer them a chance to achieve the correct crowd audience. These are in plain view in the booth of Dubai Tourism’s hospitality lounge.
According to the Director of International Relations, Dubai Culture, Rafia Al Suwaidi, Dubai Culture’s cooperation at the Arabian Travel Market is a perfect chance for the organization to advance the memorable legacy of Dubai and discuss regarding the social and innovative milestones of the city in the most ideal manner conceivable. Point is to pass on it to a huge number of guests, who go to the occasion, from around the globe. It is a stage for the Dubai Culture to show the customary components that help the cultural travel industry and the art economy of Dubai and that has encouraged the voyage of Dubai into a world-class city. Dubai is an encapsulation of values of diversity and tolerance, as it is home to individuals from all over the world – this makes the city genuinely worldwide in nature and henceforth a spot which can offer unmatched vacationer experience.
Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), stated: “We are satisfied to stretch out our help by and by to Dubai Culture and Arts Authority amid Arabian Travel Market, as they show works from a portion of the city’s driving home-developed specialists. Commending the emirate’s way of life and legacy has dependably been of incredible significance, our organization with Dubai Culture enables us to exhibit nearby ability on the Dubai stand, offering our guests from the worldwide travel industry a look into the rich and different expressions scene here in the Emirate.”
CEO of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak, who is also fond of traveling and an advocate of cultural dialogue attended the event. He stated, “It is overwhelming to realize that the event is really a celebration not just of the emirate’s culture and heritage but also of other countries. It’s a perfect platform to share the richness many nations have to offer to the world.”
Dubai Culture intends to upgrade Dubai’s culture scene and attract awareness for the United Arab Emirates rich legacy. The Authority’s order is to develop communication of constructive interchange of useful discourse between various civilizations and societies to upgrade Dubai’s situation as an inventive and feasible worldwide city for culture, legacy, expressions, and writing, with the plan to engage these divisions by creating imaginative and inventive tasks and activities locally, provincially, and universally.