Attends ITB 2016 to increase presence in German market and to meet key partners
Dubai, UAE (February 29, 2016) – Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, aims to attract a bigger share of the European market especially the German tourists when the team attends this year’s ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show.
The hotel apartments receive a good volume of business from Germany and UK in 2015 and hope to continue to increase the number for 2016 by actively seeking to remain competitive in this ever growing market.
Ms Nives Deininger, Director of Sales, said: “ITB is must attend exhibition in our trade because it is a great platform to reach out to German speaking tour operators. We need to continue our presence in the European market although we are well known in the country but ITB is where we meet and strengthen our ties with our key partners in Germany.”
The team along with Mr. Mohammed Khoori, General Manager will be exhibiting with Dubai’s Department of Tourism Commerce & Marketing (DTCM) and will update their partners on the ongoing refurbishing work at Golden Sands apartments.
She added: “Golden Sands is actively seeking to remain competitive in an ever growing market, and as such we are refurbishing our apartments in stages. Golden Sands 10 apartments were completed over the last two years, however we will be refurbishing its lobby. We will complete the balance rooms in Golden Sands 3, as well as refurbishing other key public areas. The market has become more competitive and with many budget properties opening in Dubai, it is vital to stay connected and remain competitive. We need to maintain our relationship with our business partners and continue to offer excellent service and facilities to our guests.”
The team hopes to gain new insights on the latest industry trend to help them attract the existing growing markets such as Scandinavia and approaching new markets.
Based on recent statistics, Dubai attracted over 14.2 million overnight visitors in 2015, a 7.5% increase from 2014. Western Europe remained the second highest regional contributor to visitor volumes, bringing in nearly 3 million tourists, a 6.1% year-on-year growth. The UK remained within Dubai’s top three source countries with 11% growth, accounting for nearly 1.2 million visitors.
Germany also stayed in the top 10 list with 7% growth generating over 460,000 visitors, followed by two others in the top 20 traffic generators – France showing a slight decline primarily in the last quarter of 2015, and Italy remaining flat compared to 2014.
This year, ITB is celebrating its 50th year and will run from 9th – 13th March, 2016. The show is expected to receive 10,000 exhibitors from 186 countries. As the world’s leading travel trade show, ITB Berlin is an indispensable networking opportunity, worldwide market place, trend barometer, platform for knowledge, career booster and more.
Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is located at DTCM stand, hall 22a, Stand 103.