The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) announced the figures for the first quarter of 2003 (January-March) hotel establishment…
The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) announced the figures for the first quarter of 2003 (January-March) hotel establishment guests registering an appreciable increase of 5.16 per cent compared to the corresponding first quarter of last year.
The figures were released at the Dubai Stand in the on-going Arabian Travel Market, which is being held at the Airport Expo, Dubai. DTCM Director Operations and Marketing, Mohammed Khamis bin Hareb said that this increase is laudable considering the fact that during the last few months, tourism in the Middle East as well all over the world had suffered a setback.
To come out with a positive figure during this period is a great achievement and Dubai has done it again by cruising ahead, said bin Hareb. He stated that Dubai`s marketing strategy are focused and in line with current developments and can defy any challenge. We have formulated our marketing plans in a flexible manners and can be manoeuvered as per circumstances and varied situations, said Bin Hareb.
Min Hareb noted that besides being one of the most frequented destinations, Dubai is also one of the safest places in the world. The fact that the visitors kept coming to Dubai speaks about the safety aspect and safety standards of Dubai. The emirate caters to the requirements of visitors from all the corners of the world. Dubai`s state-of-the art infrastructure and facilities as well as the varied activities it offers are hard to find in any other place, he said.
The number of hotel establishment guest during the first quarter of 2003 is 1,263,128 compared to last year`s 1,201,200. This indicates an increase of 5.16 per cent during the period. Statistics for 2002 hotel establishments established that Dubai has the highest tourism growth in the world.
According to a report published by World Tourism Organisation, Dubai has registered a +30 per cent strong rebound in terms of International tourists arrival and has occupied the top place in the most frequently visited destinations. The report places Hong Kong, France, Turkey, Belgian, China and Germany behind in terms of visitor inflow.
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