Major Int\'l Travel Agency Discovers Dubai Tourist Attractions
A group of 45 travel agents from Kuoni England are currently in Dubai for an educational workshop that is projected to further boost tourism to Dubai from the UK, said a press release by Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM).
“The UK is one of Dubai’s strongest tourism origin markets and the leading source market from Europe with hotel establishment guests topping the 300,000 mark in 2000,” said DTCM director general Khalid bin Sulayem.
He noted that such educational workshops helped create Dubai specialists in key markets. The DTCM backed the Kuoni educational workshop in Dubai by providing a speaker who welcomed the delegates and briefed them about Dubai’s attractions, said the statement.
Speaking to the British travel trade, DTCM manager missions, Hamad bin Mejren, said: “We have strong ties with the UK travel industry and have been cooperating with them for several years now.”
Mejren added, “There are currently 91 tour operators from the UK offering packages to the emirate and we are confident that your personal experience of the destination over the next few days will be enough to convince you that Dubai has what it takes to become popular with British tourists.”
Kuoni UK is regarded as the leader in the UK long-haul holiday market. In addition to their core tour operation, they run several independent business units for specialist activities.
Mejren reassured the British travel trade of Dubai’s commitment to the development of tourism and said, “We will continue to support you through our marketing activities in the UK and by constantly improving and enhancing the facilities, attractions and services that Dubai offers to visitors from the UK.”
Kuoni Travel Ltd, which has grown into one of the leading travel organizations in the world, was founded by Alfred Kuoni in 1906 in Switzerland.
Kuoni employs over 7,500 staff in 300 offices around the world. Kuoni in the UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuoni Travel Ltd in Switzerland – Albawaba.com
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