Key tour operators in Russia – Unex and Russian Express – are looking to increase their bookings to Abu Dhabi in the coming year by between 15-20%. The upward targets were set during a meeting between the two operators, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and Arabian Adventures.
“We will support operators by jointly holding educational programmes, seminars, workshops and presentations for clients to help them attain these targets,” explained Edward Grigoriev, TCA Abu Dhabi’s Country Manager, Russia and CIS.
Grigoriev also disclosed that TCA Abu Dhabi has held negotiations with the Association of Travel Agencies of South of Russia.
Mubarak Al Nuaimi, International Promotions Manager, TCA Abu Dhabi further explains: “From January to the end of August Russian guests have delivered 62,139 guest nights for Abu Dhabi – an increase of 45% on 2011 – and, perhaps most significantly, they are among our longest stayers, achieving an average-length-of-stay of 5.71 nights.”