Growth is coming from all regions worldwide, also from the mature markets Europe and North America, but the strongest gains came from Asian and Latin American markets.
Abu Dhabi welcomed more than ten million international visitors in 2018, with the emirate also posting figures showing incredible growth over the last three years.
Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, is set to participate at ITB Berlin.
The Red Sea Development Company and King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have developed a ground-breaking application of conservation and development planning to enhance biodiversity and conservation-priority species distributions across almost 1,300 km2 of pristine lagoon.
The Red Sea Development Company has commenced operations at the base camp of the Red Sea Project, one of the world’s most ambitious tourism developments.
The plan was developed in partnership with WATG and Buro Happold and included design concepts from some of the world’s most prominent architecture firms.
Master developer Nakheel has signed a contract worth AED66 million for a spectacular, choreographed fountain at the Pointe, its new, AED800 million waterfront dining and entertainment destination on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah.
Master developer Nakheel is investing AED15 million to increase boat mooring capacity on Palm Jumeirah, with two new marinas that will bring the total berths on the island to 600.
Nakheel Hospitality & Leisure, the hotel, restaurant and leisure arm of master developer Nakheel, has unveiled the United Arab Emirates’ first floating swimming pool, 50 metres offshore in the waters of the world-famous Palm Jumeirah in the Arabian Gulf.
The Pointe at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai’s newest dining and leisure destination, has launched its entertainment programme for 2019, kicking off with dancing robots and a children’s activity zone.
Dorji Dhradhul has joined the Tourism Council of Bhutan as director general. Prior to joining the organisation, Dhradhul served as dzongda (chief administrator) of Gasa District.
Nakheel, sponsor of the UAE Tour White Jersey, hosted 140 of the world’s best cyclists at Dubai’s world-famous Palm Jumeirah earlier as stage four of the event got under way.