Alpha Destination Management is targeting the UK market at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London, which kicked off today and will run until November 6, 2019.
General manager, Alpha Destination Management, Samir Hamadeh said: “The tourism industry in the Middle East holds high growth potential and, as the market leaders in the region, we are well placed at Alpha to build on our success. Being a well-established brand among the UK tour operators, WTM is a very significant event for us and this year we have a number of strategic announcements lined up.”
The UK continues to be the top European source market for Dubai and is forecasted to retain its position. Staying firmly within the emirate’s top three traffic drivers, the country delivered 586,000 travellers out of 8.36 million tourists visiting Dubai in first half of 2019.
Hamadeh continued: “We are witnessing unprecedented development of new attractions and infrastructure aimed at enhancing visitor experiences across Dubai. We are eager to promote these diverse and exciting tourism initiatives at the global arena. WTM London offers us the perfect platform to explore new opportunities of collaboration while strengthening our existing partnerships. It also allows us to discover evolving travel trends as well as fresh ideas and innovations in the industry.”
This year, WTM London will welcome 50,000 participants, as well as 5,000 exhibitors, from over 180 countries, with organisers predicting a record year for 2019 boosted by a strong contingent of exhibitors from the Middle East region.