Dubai Gets Ready for Xmas, New Year 2002
Representatives from a cross-section of the tourism community in Dubai voiced satisfactions over “the high bookings” for the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays, according to a press release by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
At a meeting held at the headquarters of DTCM, the hoteliers and the travel trade reported improvements and groups being re-booked from March 2002 onwards with no cancellations being received for Christmas and New Year bookings.
They exchanged views over the new initiatives to attract families from the region during the forthcoming GCC school spring break in January 2002 as well as plans for DSF 2002.
They also discussed the current market situation after the terrorist attacks on US on September 11, which hit down all tourism sectors worldwide.
According to the statement, DTCM Director Operations and Marketing, Mohammad Khamis bin Hareb briefed the attendees about the DTCM’s stepped up marketing and PR efforts that have succeeded in raising Dubai’s profile since the September events
The meeting covered key tourism industry issues in the emirate and reviewed the state of the industry around the world as monitored by the DTCM’s international network of overseas offices – Albawaba.com