Dubai, the region’s largest trading, commercial and tourism hub, is showcasing its business travel attractions at the Gulf International Business Travel Mart (GIBTM) from March 25 to 27, 2013.
HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority praised the strong presence of Dubai during his visit to Dubai stand. He was received by HE Helal Almarri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Dr. Ahmad Abdulla Belhoul, CEO, Strategy and Tourism Sector Development; and a number of DTCM Directors.
During his tour of the stand, Sheik Sultan Bin Tahnoon experienced the new projects and plans for Dubai this year, including The Dubai Calendar; a brief on the exhibitions and events which will be held in the Dubai World Trade Centre this year such as Dubai Sports World; and the new hotel classification criteria system which is due for issue later in the year.
HE Helal Almarri, Director General, DTCM said: “Our participation in GIBTM comes in the form of our interest in the MICE sector which has been an important area of Dubai’s growth for many years”
The MICE industry is one of the fastest growing segments within the global tourism industry generating millions in revenues for cities and countries.
The three day exhibition is the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the GCC region and an important platform for the promotion of Dubai’s business tourism offer.
DTCM is participating for the seventh successive year, with representatives from the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) – including from its Overseas Promotions and Inward Missions department; the Dubai Convention & Events Bureau; and its Media Relations office – taking part alongside 62 partners from the tourism sector in Dubai..
Reed Travel Exhibitions is the organizer of GIBTM which is the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the GCC Region.