Eager to promote the property in both northern and Eastern Europe, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai will be participating at ITB Berlin, taking place from March 9 to 13 in Germany.
Celebrating its 50 year anniversary in 2016, ITB Berlin will host around 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries spread over 26 halls, with an expected total of more than 175,000 visitors – of which more than 100,000 are key travel trade contacts from Europe and often farther afield, according to director of sales and marketing, the Park Regis Kris Kin, Jane Frazer who will spearhead the hotel’s sales campaign.
Dubai recorded 14.2 million visitors in 2015, an increase of 7.5 per cent over the previous year, but within those figures, there was a drop in both the key German and Russian markets.
Commenting on this, Frazer said: “Both these countries remain in the top 10 source markets for Dubai, and we are seeking more opportunities in areas such as Eastern Europe as air links increase and visa procedures are simplified – which means it is as important as ever to cement contacts and contracts with the major tour operators and DMCs who are at ITB Berlin to seek out new opportunities.”
She also said that there was enormous potential to further develop the stopover market in Dubai as Emirates Airline continued its worldwide growth, offering travellers the chance to enjoy a few days in the city in transit to their final destination.
“With a prime location in downtown Dubai offering easy access to the major tourist sites as well as business centres, the Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has a strong sales appeal, combining international hotel standards with competitive rates,” she added.