THE Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced its participation in 28 overseas travel trade exhibitions and the hosting of 10 road shows in different parts of the world in the year 2007 as part of its aggressive agenda to market Dubai as the ideal year-round business and tourism destination.
Four new exhibitions have been added to this year’s calendar of exhibitions while road shows will be held for the first time in Turkey and Korea.
The new exhibitions featuring on 2007 list are: Travel Turkey 2007 (Istanbul, January 25-28), UITT 2007 (Ukraine, March 28-31), SATTE 2007 (New Delhi, April 19-22) and KITF 2007 (Almaty, April 26-28). Regular events on the calendar include ITB 2007 (Berlin), WTM 2007 (London), EIBTM 2007 (Barcelona), ILTM 2007 (Cannes), AIME 2007 (Melbourne), JATA 2007 (Tokyo), Leisure 2007 (Moscow) and Top Resa 2007 (Deauville).
In May 2007, Dubai will host road shows in the Far East (covering Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur), the Benelux (Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam) and the GCC (Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman). In June, the department travels to Saudi Arabia (Al Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah) and New Zealand and Australia (Auckland, Sydney and Adelaide). Workshops will be held in Switzerland, Austria and Korea in September.
Other roadshows include South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) in October and in December, the UK and Ireland (Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow and London) and Turkey.