Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) is making a significant investment in strengthening the relationship between Indonesian travel trade communities and Dubai travel and tourism suppliers by launching the inaugural Dubai Leisure Roadshow series in Indonesia.
The first ever Dubai Leisure Roadshow which conducted in Jakarta, in early January 2018 is seeing participation from 27 travel operators from Dubai, including one airline and 13 international and local hotel operators. More than 85 Indonesian buyers from travel agent sector attended the event. Through this event Dubai Tourism aims to highlight the destination’s unique range of offerings to Indonesian families, couples and friends who are seeking for unique holiday destination.
Hoor Mohammad Noor Al Khaja, Senior Manager Asia Pacific, International Operations for Dubai Tourism explained the necessity of the event. “The Indonesian travel trade plays a very important role in stimulating and converting Indonesian visitors to book a holiday to Dubai. The event serves as an opportunity for operators from Dubai to educate their travel and trade partners in Indonesia on new products and services, as well as to develop relationships, promote products, and up-skill wholesale and retail travel sellers throughout Indonesia.”
In 2018, Dubai is expecting to open more attractions to attract more tourists from all around the world, including Indonesia. After much anticipation, Dubai’s newest – and most picture-perfect – landmark, Dubai Frame is finally open. Located in Zabeel Park, Dubai Frame consists of two 150-metre high towers, connected by a 93-metre glass bridge at the top where you can admire the panoramic views over old and new Dubai. Adrenaline junkies will love the XLine Dubai Marina, the epic 1km zipline stretching from the top of JBR’s Amwaj towers to the terrace of Dubai Marina Mall. Couples can opt to Al Seef that has opened on the shores of Dubai Creek, and it’s a shopping, dining, and entertainment destination that will eventually be home to 500 shops, floating restaurants, and an authentic souk.
“Indonesia is one of our priority markets for holiday tourism and business events. From January to November 2017, 31,805 Indonesians visited Dubai,” Hoor said. I’m confident that this event will provide more knowledge for our travel partners to help them attracting more high calibre visitors from Indonesia.”