Significant rise in tourist inflow to Dubai says DTCM
Dubai hotels posted impressive performance in the first quarter of the year capping the stellar performance last year with revenues touching an all-time high of AED16 billion and 10 per cent increase in the guest numbers which crossed the nine million mark. Aviamost brings an exclusive interview with the Director, Overseas Promotions and Inward Missions, Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) Mr. Saleh Al Geziry on its ambitious plans for the future and the expectations for the next half of 2012
The potential of the tourism sector to stimulate economic and social development thereby transforming economies has been internationally acknowledged. Since its inception, the DTCM has played a pivotal role in promoting
DTCM has reported a 9% increase in guest numbers in hotels as well as 22% increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2012. Was it significant increase compared to last year’s? Has it reached your goal for the first quarter? Can you share with us the statistics for the rest of the first half of 2012 for the hotel industry as well as the airline industry?
We do have the statistics requested for the first half of this year, but we have not finished yet.
What are your expectations for the next half of 2012? Do you think it can surpass the 2011 figures?
We are expecting not less than 10 per cent in the next half of this year as compared to the same period over the last year.
What factors contribute to the growth of tourism in
The significant and incessant rise in the number of
Who are the top visitors to
In terms of market performance,
This coming September, the
The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing is fully geared to participate in the exhibition for the 20th year in a row. A meeting shall be held to brief the participants about the effort being exerted to make a success of the event. The media relations sector will be part of the Department’s delegation, for the first time, to ensure better and more extensive press coverage.