Al Bustan Centre and Residence, the popular hotel apartment among visiting tourists and businessmen in the heart of Dubai, has recently organized a “Familiarization Tour” for Air Arabia GSA Managers from 14 major cities of India who were here attending the annual meeting of GSA Air Arabia and understand the Dubai market in order to position the city to the Indian market as a year-round destination offering varied tourism products at affordable prices.
The group from Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Goa, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Chennai, Calicut, Cochin, Trivandrum, and Pune were brought to Dubai by White Sands, the local Destination Management Company (DMC) of Air Arabia which plays a major role in promoting Dubai in the Indian market. Mr. V. B. Sajeev, Business Development Manager of White Sands welcomed the Air Arabia GSA Managers and joined them at the tour of the property.
Moussa El Hayek, Chief Operating Officer, Al-BustanCenter and Residence said, “We are pleased to welcome the Air Arabia GSA Agents from India to our property. India today exhibits exponential growth for inward visitor traffic into Dubai. A large segment of Indian visitors utilize hotels and hotel apartments in the Emirate making India the top source market. We hope this familiarization tour gave them first-hand experience of the extensive services and facilities we offer thus helping them in promoting Al-BustanCenter and Residence to their customers.. It is our pleasure to host them and look forward to more visitors from their country”.
Ram Gopal, Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia who led the Air Arabia GSA Managers, said: “It was a pleasure to lead a delegation from 14 states of India. Dubai is a vibrant destination that attracts traveler’s year on year. This Annual Meeting of all GSA Air Arabia represents a vital component in bringing in the overall number of inbound travelers into Dubai from across the Indian continent.”
India is a major source market for Dubai’s vibrant tourism industry. In 2011, India topped the strongest passenger growth in passenger numbers at the DubaiInternationalAirport which closed the year with over 51 million passengers.
The Air Arabia GSA Managers enjoyed a sumptuous meal at The Fountain Restaurant prepared by the hotel’s professional culinary team. The Site Inspection for the GSA Manager of Air Arabia was spearheaded by Ms. Madhushri Das Gupta, Sales Manager and Mr. Eslam, Asst. Sales Manager.
The visit was an integral part of Air Arabia Holiday Plan, which would not only yield good returns for Al Bustan Centre & Residence but will also promote the property within the 14 Indian destinations under a branded and reliable umbrella of Air Arabia and White Sands.