Al Bandar Rotana: ATM Dubai ideal platform for hospitality sector

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Al Bandar Rotana awards its top tour operators and partners at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai.

Al Bandar Rotana, a five-star hotel with a prime view of Dubai Creek, sees the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) as an ideal platform for the hospitality sector in Dubai.

This year’s ATM featured around 2,300 exhibitors. Ayman Ashor, Cluster General Manager of Al Bandar Rotana and Arjaan by Rotana, said that ATM is a launchpad for travel and tourism sector and local and global investors.

Ashor noted that he met key partners during the event and shared valuable information and a lot of new packages and competitive rates with them in order to grab the attention of the clients and groups to visit the city and his property.

Al Bandar Rotana presented appreciation trophies to the top producing tour operators and partners as a token of appreciation and long-term commitment.

Ashor said that they recently hosted a strategic roadshow through three key European markets: France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. This prominent tour aimed at strengthening partnerships and promoting Dubai as a premier destination for European travelers.

Ashor, during his tour, visited France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, engaging with top-tier travel agencies and group organisers to boost tourism flows to Dubai.

Meanwhile, Dubai welcomed 5.18 million international overnight visitors in the first three months of 2024, which is 11 percent higher than the first quarter of last year.

According to Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, the majority of Dubai’s tourists, totaling 1.138 million arrivals, hailed from Western European markets, followed by 869,000 South Asian visitors.

About 817,000 visitors were recorded from countries belonging to the CIS states and eastern Europe, 605,000 from the MENA region, 664,000 from the GCC region, and 344,000 from the Americas.

Dubai International Airport retained its crown as the world’s busiest international hub for the 10th year in a row, according to Airports Council International, catering to 86.9 million passengers in 2023. ICA/Expat Media

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