DTCM holds workshop for Saudi travel agents

DUBAI — The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (DTCM) representative office in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) recently organised a workshop on Dubai in Jeddah to update the Saudi travel trade professionals including representatives of tour operators and travel agents at the start of the travel season in the Kingdom.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 30 Jun 2005, 10:30 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:49 PM

Held to attract the Saudi travellers to Dubai, it highlighted the emirate's numerous attractions and fast ongoing developments in addition to the activities during the ongoing Dubai Summer Surprises.

It also informed the participants about the new projects in Dubai like The Palm, Dubailand, Jebel Ali Airport City and the new hotel developments.

According to Executive Director at the DTCM office in Saudi Arabia, Aly El Zayat, "The workshop was hugely successful with the participants who were impressed with what Dubai offers visitors. In addition, they expressed their satisfaction on learning about the new and upcoming projects, especially the hotel projects that will grace the emirate's breathtaking skyline."

The number of Dubai hotel establishment guests from Saudi Arabia has seen a year-on-year increase. The year-on-year growth in Saudi guests to Dubai hotels strongly reflects the growing bonds between the two GCC member-states. Dubai hotels recorded seven per cent growth in Saudi guests during 2004.

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