Eager to capitalise on the ever-growing Russian market, Dubai’s Golden Sands Hotel Apartments recently took part in a roadshow entitled 2018 Dubai Tourism Russia Roadshow, which stopped off in the cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow.
The property received notable interest from travel agents and tour operators, who were eager to learn about the services offered by midscale and budget hotels, including serviced apartments.
A Golden Sands Hotel Apartments spokesperson commented: “The Russian market is an emerging market for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. The trip to two major cities in Russia opened a huge opportunity for the property. We received a huge number of enquiries and interest from travellers from Russia who are looking for more affordable deals and value-based option, so the concept of hotel apartments is suitable for them.”
The spokesperson added: “Dubai has traditionally been a popular tourist destination among Russians, and the majority prefer beachfront properties when staying in Dubai, but we saw a new segment of visitors who are willing to stay in city hotels that offer shuttle buses to take them to the beach and other popular attractions in the city. We have highlighted Golden Sands Hotel Apartment’s key USPs, such as our location, easy access to transportation, spacious rooms and other facilities, to potential partners.”
Dubai has witnessed an ever-increasing number of Russian tourists in recent times. H1 of 2018 alone witnessed an impressive 405,000 Russian visitors, representing a growth of 74 per cent on the corresponding period in 2017,
General manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, Mohammed Khoori remarked: “We hope to get a share of the market, especially the Russian travellers. Based on the feedback we received from our participation in the Russia roadshow, we look forward to reaping the results of our hard work this coming tourism season.”