The number of tourists to the Middle East will more than double by 2020, according to a report by the UN World Tourism Organisation. The growth rate in the region will be almost double the world average taking the number of tourists arriving in the region to 136 million by 2020, up from 54 million last year.
HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan is the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA). His emirate is currently on a roll, picking up a record 10 trophies at the World Travel Awards Middle East Ceremony. So what is the secret to his emirate’s success. BTN finds out…
The stars of Middle East travel and tourism turned out in force for the industry’s highest accolade - the World Travel Awards, held at The Monarch, Dubai.Abu Dhabi was star of the show, picking a record-breaking ten awards, including Etihad winning “Middle East’s Leading Airline” and Abu Dhabi Tourism Association voted “Middle East’s Leading Destination Marketing Campaign”.
The emriate of Abu Dhabi is launching a federal tourism body to promote and further tourism on a national level.President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has established the new agency, which will focus on enhancing all aspects of tourism across the seven emirates.
Breaking Travel News interviews A.M. Simreen, Managing Director, Arabian Nights at World Travel Market 2007 on the launch of a super-luxury travel pacxkage to Abu Dhabi.
Breaking Travel News interview Gavin Gabrielson, Product Development Division, Abu Dhabi Major Events Unit, on how the destination is looking to boost its events and sports offering to travellers.
Breaking Travel News interviews Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, tells BTN about Abu Dhabi’s focus on cultural tourism and its future heritage.