The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing's (DTCM) director operations and marketing, Mohammed Khamis bin Hareb, officially released the 2003 edition of Destination Dubai, an exhaustive manual for the international travel trade professional, at a special ceremony organized on the Dubai stand at World Travel Market in London.
"Destination Dubai is the DTCM's flagship publication for the international travel trade," said Hareb, talking to reporters at the venue. "It provides extensive information about the emirate's tourism facilities and services and offers overseas tour operators all the information they need to put together a Dubai package from any corner of the world."
The 108-page manual covers all aspects of the Dubai tourist experience. There is a general information section detailing important aspects of travel to Dubai including history, culture, population, visa and customs regulations, health requirements, climate, clothing and lifestyle as well as a city map.
In addition to the English language version, the manual will also be printed in German, French and Russian language versions shortly.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.