Hot on the heels of a record year of tourist arrivals from the US, Abu Dhabi recently concluded its very first experience of the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, for which it was a Silver Sponsor.
Director, Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi), Mubarak Al Shamisi enthused: “From one of the world’s biggest indoor theme parks and the magnificent Louvre Abu Dhabi to its captivating cultural treasures, Abu Dhabi is a destination that embraces the modern world while celebrating its ancient desert traditions. It is an exhilarating place perfect for today’s curious traveller, which is why we [were] thrilled to partner with the New York Times for this event.
He continued: “American travellers are amongst the fastest growing visitor groups to Abu Dhabi, and since the New York metropolitan region is the country’s largest and arguably most influential market, the emirate felt the timing was right to have a significant presence at the New York Times show.”
Led by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, tourism stakeholders promoted Abu Dhabi’s charming culture and heritage, the VisitAbuDhabi website and the national carrier, Etihad Airways, plus much more at the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, which kicked off on January 25 and concluded on January 27.
Al Shamisi concluded: “We are a destination confident in our ability to surprise and surpass the expectations of the most discerning New Yorker, so we are pleased to invite them to come and learn what makes us a unique destination, and why they should begin their next extraordinary story in our emirate.”