Upbeat on the tourism business prospect for the year Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, which will be participating in ITB Berlin 2004, hopes to reinforce leisure business from German and Russian travel and tour operators.
Indicating an upsurge figure from the leisure segment from last year’s business, Yannick Poupon, general manager of Taj Palace Dubai commented, “The market from Germany and Moscow is on the rise always. The travel and tour operators in these places are dynamic, eager and innovative when promoting Dubai as a destination. The list of German and Russian tour operators is ever growing and they have been very aggressive in promoting Dubai to a broad spectrum of travellers, whether for leisure or business.”
Poupon adds, “ITB is important for us as it gives us the chance to meet other hospitality and tourism exhibitors who comes from all sectors of the international tourism industry, especially those who are based inside and outside of Germany. They include tourism organisations, tour operators and travel agencies. While in Moscow, the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) is gaining increasing momentum because more and more Russian tourists are now focusing on Dubai because of what it offers when it comes to leisure facilities.”
Recently, Taj Palace Dubai offered a glimpse of what Taj hospitality means to New Zealanders when it joined the Dubai Tourism Commerce Marketing for a three-cities roadshow held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Given the feedback received from that new market, Taj Palace Dubai looks forward to welcoming its next batch of guests from New Zealand and Australia.
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