Alpha Tours, one of leading travelling solutions provider in the UAE and GCC, held its first congress for 2015 to kick start the New Year. The event brought together Natalie Tours and TUI, 2 leading tour operators from around the world.
The congress was held at Radisson Royal Hotel in Dubai bringing in 55 TUI agent’s representing different Russian regions. The event focused on the efforts and initiatives of Natalie Tours and TUI for tourism in the UAE along with their plans for 2015.
Natalie Tours has carved a niche as one of the leading tour operators into the UAE, bringing around two million tourists from Russia and the CIS states over the past decade. The company has been working closely with Alpha Tours for the growth of tourism in the region.
TUI is a leading tour operating firm from Germany and also the world’s number one integrated leisure tourism Group. They are known for providing high quality end-to-end customer experience to 30 million customers in 31 major source markets.
The congress commenced with a welcome speech from Mr. Vladimir Vorobiev, President of Natalie Tours. This was followed by speeches from Mr. Adnan Aridi, Managing Director of Alpha Tours and Ms. Inessa Verkhovskaya, Cluster Sales Manager Radisson Royal Hotel.
The event saw a healthy dialogue of all participating parties with the agents, discussing the current tourism scenario in the region and the steps that can be taken in to make 2015 the biggest year for tourism in the UAE. Dubai alone is expected to attract more than 15 million tourists from around the globe in 2015. This reflects positively to the growth of the hotel industry. With Abu Dhabi surpassing its target of attracting 3.1 million hotel guests in 2014, the UAE is continuing to prove itself as a popular destination for tourists across the world, snatching the title of world’s number one destination for hotels.
“With targets to attract 3.5 million hotel guests to Abu Dhabi in 2015, and a vision to bring in 20 million tourists per year to Dubai by 2020, the UAE’s tourism industry is ready for an exciting new year and a brighter future”, said Mr. Adnan Aridi, Managing Director of Alpha Tours.
To end the congress, some of the key partnering hotels made presentations showcasing their plans for the future.