TCA Abu Dhabi Successfully conducts Trade Workshops

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) recently concluded a series of highly successful travel trade workshops in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh, targeting the HNI Outbound Segment from the Punjab Market. TCA Abu Dhabi completed the year 2015 with India retaining the spot of the Top Outbound Source Market.

Destination Abu Dhabi welcomed 280,020 Indian hotel guests in Jan-Dec 2015 at a growth rate of 21% over the previous year. These guests delivered 985,747 guest nights, which is up 16% year-on-year.

Abu Dhabi is growing in popularity for its rich traditions, culture and heritage, award-winning iconic properties, state-of-the-art architecture, luxury hotels at surprisingly great value, well-preserved exotic wildlife, futuristic island cities, ready to warmly welcome the Indian travellers.

Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager, India, TCA Abu Dhabi, said “We are delighted to share that India has once again secured its top position as the leading overseas source market for Abu Dhabi. We have received an overwhelmingly positive response for all our market promotion initiatives concluded during a very successful year 2015. As the market matures, we are now placing greater emphasis on its growth potential, tailoring products to meet the needs and demands of the affluent Punjabi travellers.”

“Our workshops in Amritsar, Ludhiana and Chandigarh have received a superb response. We are here to present a diverse mix of Abu Dhabi destination products enabling our partners to expand their profiles in Indian trade portfolios, to stimulate further increase in Indian visitors to the emirate in 2016. Abu Dhabi is fast becoming the new hot-spot for both regular and niche segments including Leisure, Family, Weddings & Honeymoon, Golfing, Soft Adventure, MICE and F1. The upcoming workshops emphasize the variety and value offered only by Abu Dhabi.”

Abu Dhabi is closer than ever for the Indian market, with a huge choice of flights and customized packages. With the Etihad-Jet Airways alliance, Abu Dhabi enjoys a seamless connectivity from tier-1 and tier-2 Indian cities offering over 250 flights per week from 15 Indian gateways.

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