The recently concluded Hotel Show in Dubai recorded 16,749 visitors and exhibitors across he three days.
His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of DTCM said: “In order to achieve our headline objective of 20 million visitors per year by 2020, we need to widen the range of options for visitors, across hotels, events, attractions and experiences. While our Tourism Vision has an end date of 2020, our strategy is focused on continual growth year-on-year, and we want to see the destination offer noticeably broaden every year.”
The event witnessed participation from more than 560 exhibitors covering five different sectors. The Hotel Show event director, Christine Davidson said: “The event has seen an 18% increase on attendance on just the first day. We are confident that the show will continue to support our overall objective in showcasing the diversity and large potential in the MENA countries.”
The 15th anniversary edition of The Hotel Show will run from 28-30 September 2014.