Over 400 trade professionals comprising key travel and tour operators, wedding planners and upmarket leisure operators from the city attended the roadshow organised by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) on November 16.
Golden Sands Hotel Apartments’ participation resulted to new partnerships after meetings with a number of travel agents and tour operators from various cities of India who were at the show to learn about the property.
“The roadshow opened up new opportunities to tap agents who are not familiar with Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. It was the ideal platform to interact with a significantly higher number of travel agents and tour operators that market a new segment of travelers from India. The main market segments that we are looking at tapping in India this year are the group series departures and the family segment travellers who will be heading for the New Year and Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 2019. Our main focus on expanding and consolidating ties with the new travel segment was to reach out to a larger audience and gain a higher market share,” said Mohammed Khoori, general manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments.
The Indian market ranks as the top source markets for visitor traffic into Dubai, followed by visitors from Saudi Arabia and UK. Recent reports from the Dubai Department of Tourism Commerce Marketing indicated that arrivals from India in the first six months of this year reached more than one million, up by three percent when compared in the same period of 2017.