The team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, returned from a successful participation in the Dubai tourism road show in India last July 30 to August 3, 2018.
The team joined the delegation headed by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) that visited the cities of Kolkata, Pune, Ahmedabad and Mumbai and met with potential partners and buyers, in a move to further boost the overall number of Indian travelers to Dubai.
About 30% of the hotel’s guests were from India who travels to Dubai to visit friends and families, attend business functions and experience the destination.
The Indian market is one of the fastest growing in the world and ranks as one of the top source markets globally for visitor traffic into Dubai. According to DTCM, visitors from India have increased by seven per cent in the first quarter of 2018.
Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, said: “We are very keen to get a share of this growing market so we met with several partners who can promote Golden Sands Hotel Apartments to travelers from these four cities. We received great feedback from tour operators and travel agencies who informed us that Indian travelers coming to the UAE are choosing Golden Sands as their preferred accommodation. We have a trust recommendation rate of 92% from friends and family so we hope that we received the same feedback from travelers from these other Indian cities.”
The team focused on meeting travel agents and tour operators who are selling the destination to family and individuals as well as niche segments such as small family group, golf, wedding and luxury.
Representatives from Hotels, airline heads, opinion leaders and heads of key travel trade associations along with travel operators were invited to attend the four-day roadshow.