DTCM helps bolster industry


The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing’s (DTCM) has been highly praised by the travel and tourism trade, which continues to benefit immensely from the significant increase in the number of tourists as a result of the energized efforts towards promoting Dubai as a perfect round-the-year destination for business and leisure.

Like the Hotel and Hotel Apartment Group, the Travel and Tourism Group has reported good business during this summer and expressed confidence about another round of good results in winter as well on the back of promotional campaigns by the department in different parts of the world.

The Travel and Tourism Group held its fourth meeting recently at the department’s headquarters under the patronage and presence of the DTCM Director General Khalid A bin Sulayem.

Mubarak bin Fahd, director general of Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), also attended the meeting and briefed the participants about the Dubai 2003, the new international Convention Centre and the calendar of exhibitions and conferences for the 2004-2008 period. 

The participants said there has been a marked increase in the business from Japan and CIS markets, especially after the launch of direct flights by the Emirates Airline. They also reported big increases in tourists coming from other parts of the world, including France, UK, Turkey and the Central Europe.