DTCM-Lufthansa talks boost visitor numbers

DUBAI -The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) officials held talks with Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President, and (Sales) Lufthansa Airline who visited Dubai from April 21 to 25.

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Published: Tue 27 Apr 2004, 9:36 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:01 AM

Hamad bin Mejren, DTCM Manager Missions, who received him at the DTCM Head Office, said, "Hosting such a high-ranking guest is in line with the mutual cooperation between DTCM and Lufthansa. One of the positive outcomes of this cooperation resulted in Lufthansa introducing a new flight between Dubai and Munich last year."

He added, "Dubai also successfully played host to the annual world congress of Lufthansa's sales representatives last year. As a result, this congress is once again scheduled to be held in Dubai this year."

During the visit, Mr Antinori, whose stay was provided by the Royal Mirage Hotel, participated in a Press conference conducted by Dnata to announce the newly-designed Business Class service in Lufthansa flights. He was impressed with Dubai's developments and the progress the emirate has been making in all fields.

Announcing details of the new schedule by Lufthansa, he said: "The cooperation between the DTCM and my company has undoubtedly helped increase the number of visitors to and from Dubai. Beginning October, a total of 1,000 passengers will be able to enjoy our services daily when Lufthansa starts daily flights to the emirate from Munich as well as Frankfurt - the two most-important transit points for travellers to Europe."

Currently, the airline operates three weekly flights to Dubai from Munich and Frankfurt using Boeing 747 on the former route and Airbus 340 in the latter.

Mr Antinori was briefed by Mr Bin Mejren on the latest projects and developments in Dubai in general and tourism sector in particular.

He also highlighted the current and ongoing developments taking place in Dubai and the new projects planned. In addition, he emphasised the efforts being made by the DTCM to put Dubai more firmly on the world map.

This was followed by a presentation on `Dubai Experience', which was well received and highly appreciated by Mr Antinori. Mr Bin Mejren presented the visiting dignitary with a memento.



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