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Register Now for the Mega event of the Indian Exhibitions IndustryCELEBRATE MICE - THEME Of 6th The MICE Conference Expo & Awards by MICE Affairs MagazineSingapore Tourism Board holds multi-city B2B roadshow in India with 50 exhibitors to showcase the destination’s evolving appeal under its latest campaign, Made In SingaporeCourtyard by Marriott Shillong appoints Nipu Kalita as Associate Director of Sales.Thailand announces remarkable win Phuket selected to host global sustainable tourism event “GSTC 2026”Marriott International Celebrates Milestone on Journey Towards Net-ZeroCross Hotels & Resorts on India Mission - Hosts 4-city roadshow in IndiaFinnair announces new General Manager for the India MarketLOS ANGELES TOURISM CELEBRATES GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY BY SPOTLIGHTING HOW MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS BENEFIT ALL ANGELENOS Aalia Collection appoints Mr Kavinder Besoya as Chief Operating Officer for IndiaDubai Business Events Announces Inaugural MICE Star Awards (India) to Recognise Top Indian MICE IntermediariesADIONA GETS CHIEF MENTOR - SANJAY BHASIN GETS ONBOARDHyatt Regency Gurugram's General Manager, Sonale Zagade, Charts Path for Enhanced Guest Experiences and Growth Amid Dwarka Expressway ConnectivityCelebrated Indian Actor Allu Arjun's Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai on BluewatersMelbourne announced as host of 2025 UFI Asia Pacific ConferenceTHAILAND AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO GREEN FUTURE AS HOST OF KORAT EXPO 2029Air Mauritius launches flights from Chennai to Mauritius as from April 2024WHAT TO EXPECT AT AIME 2024Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure Honoring India’s Yogic Guru, Swami (Baba) RamdevPenang Convention & Exhibition Bureau presents the 7th Edition of Penang Road show to India 2024Appointment Alert: Hyatt Regency Gurgaon Appoints Siddharth Mann As Director of Sales & MarketingTMEX DELHI MEGA EDITION CONCLUDES WITH GREAT SUCCESSEvent Alert- SATTE AwardsBOLLYWOOD LANDS IN LONDON: RANVEER SINGH LAUNCHES NEW MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURESSingapore Tourism Board names Markus Tan as Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa (IMESA)IAEE Announces New President and CEOIAEE Announces New President and CEOIBTM welcomes Event Director for upcoming IBTM World 2023Mice Club Pre Diwali Luncheon powered By Mice Affairs Media Group concluded on highly successful note5 Reasons to Plan a Sustainable Incentive Program in MelbourneIT&CM Asia and CTW Asia Pacific 2023 In-person Event Wraps up SuccessfullyOVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR INDIAN ACTOR TO BE IMMORTALISED AT MADAME TUSSAUDS DUBAISingapore Tourism Board appoints Lim Kean Bon as Area Director, India, South Asia, and AfricaThe MICE Conference Expo and Awards Enjoy a successful Season 5IT&CM Asia And CTW Asia-Pacific Returns With Enhanced Opportunities For Engagement And Collaboration‘Melbourne is one of the most sought-after long-haul destinations for our high-end MICE groups’ Says S D Nandakumar, President & Country Head – Corporate Tours, SOTC TravelSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives announces Jean Francois Richard as new Director of Sales and MarketingPlan Your Next Incentive Group Around Melbourne's World-Class EventsEditor Speaks - E Bidding in MICE TravelPM MODI'S GIFT TO INDIAN MICE INDUSTRY - BHARAT MANDAPAM THE NEW ITPO COMPLEXRotary International Convention Lands in MelbourneKazakhstan – Transform MICE into Experiential MICE- Check Out this exclusive #MeetInKazhakstan StoryMUST - DO OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE VISIT TO MELBOURNE“Melbourne will continue to be a priority MICE destination for Thomas Cook” How nature, technology – and baby showers - fuel event design - IMEXBESPOKE PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCES IN MELBOURNECoex and QSNCC sign MOU for the advancement of event industry in Korea and ThailandInterpack 2023- Mr. Om Prakash led the delegation of 118 Exhibitors & Visitors from IndiaHOSTED MICE BUYERS REGISTRATION OPEN FOR IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2023Marassi Galleria: First-of-its-kind luxury shopping destination to open in Bahrain in Q4!How MCB can support your MICE eventITB India 2023 on Track for Impressive Live ComebackInternational Icons of Excellence 2023 Awards IHG strengthens presence in Nepal with four new luxury and lifestyle signings Top 10 Incentive Experiences in MelbourneSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives welcomes Steven Phillips as the new General ManagerSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives welcomes Steven Phillips as the new General ManagerMinor Hotels Announces NH Feira de Santana in BrazilBahrain awaits you for your next women’s tripINDIAN MICE BUYERS STRENGTHEN BUSINESS TIES WITH SRILANKAN MICE SELLERS AT THE FIRST SRILANKA MICE EXPOASEAN Tourism Ministers Approve Professional Standards to Strengthen MICE5 INSPIRING VENUES FOR YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE GROUP 10 Reasons to Plan Your Next Incentive Visit to Melbourne PM to address post-Budget Webinar On “Developing Tourism In Mission Mode” on 3rd March, 2023Feb 2023 Issue of MICE Affairs Magazine Is Live Rohit Anand appointed as the HR Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton AgraMICE CLUB MEET DISCUSSES THE LATEST TRENDS IN MICE OVER CASUAL NETWORKINGTHAI GOVT AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT THAILAND'S BID TO HOST EXPO 2028 PHUKET THAILANDHONG KONG SAYS "HELLO" AGAIN PRESENTS HELLO HONG KONG CAMPAIGN TO INDIA TRADEDubai receives 14.36 million international visitors in 2022SRILANKA BETS BIG ON MICE. ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER SRILANKA MICE EXPO CWT M&E launches new website collaboration tool for event planners and chat support for attendeesSINGAPORE APPRECIATES EFFORTS OF TOP TRAVEL PARTNERS AT INDUSTRY APPRECIATION GALA EVE IN DELHI La Mondiale Tours (DMC) Eyeing Big on India Market for Group & MICE Travel BusinessMinor Hotels Appoints Martin Zarybnicky as General Manager of Anantara Bangkok Siam HotelVishal Sharma Joins Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini As the new Director of Sales and Marketing TMEX 2023 Creates New Record of Face to Face Business Meetings in one Single Day50 Years Old, 50 Years Young – euromic celebrates a half-century of service and quality delivery to the incentives, meetings and events industryMICE COFFEE TABLE BOOK - OPEN FOR BOOKINGS-POST A BIG LAUNCH IN MUMBAISingapore Back in Game to Welcome Massive MICE Events in The Lion CityThailand reaffirms its readiness to be the host of Specialised Expo 2028 Phuket Thailand to BIEShopaholics’ Alert: Outletcity Metzingen- An amazing place to shop at. Visit, indulge in and savour an unforgettable experienceAmerican Express Meetings & Events signs Net Zero Carbon Events pledge TCEB Spotlights 2 Venues Exemplifying the BCG Economic Model in Line with Thailand’s APEC Summit AgendaResort World Cruises Hosts Key MICE Industry Players For An Experiential MICE FAM Onboard Genting DreamLight + LED Expo India to showcase spectacular lighting displays from over 200 exhibitors NATALIE O'BRIEN AM APPOINTED AS NEW CEO FOR MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTREEV Fast Charging Station Now At Fairfield By Marriott DehradunExhibition industry in Thailand Posts Strong Rebound With 11 New international Trade shows in 5 months5° NORTH BY FINOLHU BAA ATOLL, DESTINATION DINING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAGOON UNDER THE SKYINDIA EXPO MART AWARDED BEST STANDALONE CONVENTION CENTRE DURING NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS 2018-19FIFA Fever: Avani Hotels in Dubai Get the Ball Rolling on Football-Viewing Experiences Ahead of World Cup 2022 in QatarBTEA Holds 4 city roadshows in India - Woos Indian MICE SegmentTCEB and Phuket Welcome Enquiry Mission Members from World Expo’s Governing Body to Assess Phuket’s Candidacy for Expo 2028TAAI to hold its 66th Cruising Convention in Singapore in AugustLATEST : MICE TRAVELERS TO MAURITIUS "TO GET THE VAT REFUND AND MICE CASH INCENTIVES"Trade fair activity is recovering in Frankfurt – the historic home of the exhibition TCEB Helps Thailand Clinch Unicity’s Global Conference, the Largest MI Group Since the Country’s ReopeningUnion of International Associations releases 63rd International Meetings Statistics ReportOrganisers of GartexTexprocess India join hands with Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan to expand the fair’s Fabrics & Trims segment TCEB and UFI extend long-standing partnershipThailand nets 84 leads with a potential 28,000 MICE visitors at IMEX Frankfurt 2022The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is getting bigger & betterIEML Crowned "BEST MICE VENUE" at The MICE Conference Expo & Awards 4.04th Edition of the Mice Conference Expo & Awards Draws to a Close with Smashing Success Newly Launched Shows to Stage in Thailand for Lucrative Business OpportunitiesThailand to host 2022 Global Summit of Women in June, first MICE event of scale as Thailand reopensIndian Organisers make a mark at the 1st CIEO Global Summit in DubaiINDIA CLAIMS THE FIRST SPOT AMONGST INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO AGRITECHNICA ASIA THAILANDTHAILAND AIMS AT 40% DECREASE IN CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2023South Korea Travel Re-opens for Indian TravelersMALAYSIA OFFERS VOA FOR INDIAN TRAVELLERSDesaru Coast Announces its Largest Incentives to the tune of INR12 million to Draw Indian Leisure Market, Wedding Planners and MICE GroupsTOURISM MALAYSIA RESUMES TO ENTICE INDIANS AT SATTE 2022Bangkok to host ICCA Congress 2023, signalling Thailand’s return as a contender for large-scale international MICEBack to Business: Over 400 brands gear up to showcase innovative gifting, stationery, houseware and decor solutions this week CIEO efforts bear fruits – dismantling of Covid apparatus started at NESCO – Halls will witness the hustle and bustle of exhibitions soon. MICE CLUB ANNOUNCES STEERING COMMITTE AND KEY MEMBERS FOR 2022 NESCO halls open for Exhibitions Thailand lifts RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May 2022International MICE markets show confidence in ThailandITB India Virtual opens with Indian and South Asian markets driving towards recovery and growthIAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Held in National Harbor, MD with Great Success"CIEO GLOBAL SUMMIT - DUBAI" TO TAKE PLACE ON 27th MAYDenim Show to showcase Indian Denim industry prowess at the first Mumbai edition New Campaign to Position Australia as a Global Leader in Business EventsThailand Set To Launch First International Air Show in 20274th EDITION OF THE MICE CONFERENCE EXPO & AWARDS COMES BACK TO DELHI IN MAY 2022THAILAND INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW GETS GREEN SIGNAL FOR EECO AS HOST AND TCEB AS A SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAustralia is Ready and Open for Business EventsINDIAN VISITORS VISA APPLICATIONS TO AUSTRALIA TOUCH PRE COVID LEVELSSingapore opens Vaccinated Travel Lane for all Indian cities Singapore opens Vaccinated Travel Lane for all Indian cities INDIA TO RESUME REGULAR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS STARTING 27th MARCH 2022Thailand to host International Horticultural Expo 2026 in Udon Thani EXHICON to organize twenty-one B2B Exhibitions in India & UAECIEO DELEGATION MEETS STATE INDUSTRY MINISTER - PUSHES FOR NESCO REOPENINGIMEX SAYS NO TO RUSSIA FOR FRANKFURT 2022 EDITIONJazeera Airways Returns to Profitability in Record time in 2021 with KD7.1 Million Tourism Australia says G’day to Indian TravellersMedia Expo to introduce brand-new category on 'labelling' at the Mumbai edition in 2022TCEB Opts for the First-Ever Air Show in Thailand to Promote U-Tapao International Airport, Eastern Economic Corridor, and Thailand as ASEAN’s Aviation HubThe revived Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is ready to reopen for APEC in September 2022TCEB aims to reduce carbon footprint through the MICE uplift to fight with Global WarmingEvent Alert !! ETT Strategies & Innovations MissionMarina Bay Sands unveils US$1 billion reinvestment to transform luxury travel and hospitality experienceBreaking News: DDMA ALLOWS B2B EXHIBITIONS IN DELHI STARTING 7th FEBRUARYTCEB UNVEILS THAILAND EXHIBITION CALENDAR 2022Singapore Tourism Board launches Safe Itinerary Guide and “Experience Singapore!” Compendium for travel planners ITPO prepones AAHAR, CIEO thanks ITPO NCC introduces BALM - Bangkok’s First Active Lifestyle Mall - in the new QSNCC, targeting health and fitness enthusiastsAdeline Vancauwelaert joining UFI as new Chief Operating OfficerMesse München acquires Asia Climate Forum and confirms in-person event for 2022 ETT New Mission Announcement: "Exhibition Strategies & Innovations"THAILAND IS OPENING FOR ALL NATIONS STARTING IST FEB 2022TCEB LAUNCHES INCENTIVE FOR VIRTUAL TRADE VISITORS TO SHOWS IN THAILAND - INCENTIVE GOES UPTO 12.5 K USD PER SHOWPaul Woodward joins MBB-Consulting PartnersHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre crowned Asia’s Best with 44 accolades attained in 2021 WEBINAR ALERT - EXCLUSIVE FOR INDIAN MICE AGENCY OWNERSboot Düsseldorf will not take place in 2022KTO India organizes its first Hybrid MICE Roadshow “Korea MICE Xperience Day 2021”TOURISM MALAYSIA NEW DELHI HOSTS NETWORKING SESSION WITH TRAVEL TRADE PARTNERSExpoplatform renews its Gold Sponsorship of the Exhibition Think Tank for 2022Swapna Kulkarni is CIEO Executive DirectorOTM 2022 moves to the brand-new Jio World Convention Centre in the Heart of MumbaiOTM 2022 moves to the brand-new Jio World Convention Centre in the Heart of MumbaiTHE MINISTRY OF CULTURE & SPORTS OF THE REPULIC 0F KAZAKHSTAN & KAZAKH TOURISM BOARD APPOINTS MR. ROHIT SHOREY AS THEIR MICE TOURISM AMBASSADOR FOR KAZAKHSTAN IN INDIAGartex Texprocess India 2021 hybrid edition all set to open this week; to showcase textile, apparel and denim trendsInterview - Sumathi Ramanathan, Vice President, Market Strategy & Sales, Expo 2020 Dubai with Mice Affairs Media GroupTextiles Committee Secretary Shri Ajit Chavan inaugurates Techtextil India in MumbaiEXHICON Acquires Creative Focus Exclusive German Pavilion to bring technologies from top German manufacturers at Techtextil India 2021 TRAVEL O MANTHAN BY TBN - A Hors-concours Box Office HitCIEO Welcomes Maharashtra Industry Minister at India pavilion Dubai CIEO announces limited period patron membershipCrowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini annunciates reopening of Connexions Bar with a Cake Mixing CeremonyCOVAXIN GETS WHO APPROVALBusiness Opportunities Taking off in Thailand. The Sky is Yours!Reopening roadmap for regional business events reaffirmed by ASEAN and Global Exhibitions leaders in SingaporeRATAN N TATA SAYS "WELCOME BACK AIR INDIA"Germany Removes India from the list of high-risk areasE-Mobility India Forum ready to welcome the industry face-to-face on 7th October 2021Air Mauritius secures funding to meet growing demand as Mauritius re-opens international bordersCEIR Announces 2021 Second Quarter Results - B2B Exhibition Industry Improved in Q2 2021Thai contingents at IT&CMA 2021 signals Thailand’s re-opening and extraordinary destinations for eventsTCEB unveils Thailand’s three MICE strategies for 2022HKSAR government urged to provide immediate assistance to help Hong Kong convention and exhibition industry struggling to survive on zero international trade event IHG Hotels & Resorts expands footprint in Nepal with a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites signing in KathmanduMBB-Consulting Partner Group formed with Leading Industry Experts TCEB UNVEILS 3 YEAR ROADMAP FOR CONVENTIONS - Upgrading Industry, Up-skilling Professionals, Upstaging the Country CWT Appoints New Head of Global Market Management & Development, APACCEIR Releases New Global Virtual Event Trends Case Studies MCL 1.0 MEET SPELLS THE START OF NEW ERA OF SAFE MEETINGSIndian Travel Fraternity Reimagined Travel Through An Immersive Virtual FAM by STBHong Kong’s Largest Fair a Prelude to Strong Exhibition Resumption in Q3 Big Breaking : NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE RETURNS TO CRUISE Online Promotions with Alliances Invited Seoulites to Lift up the MICE Industry.Peter King named vice president of AIPC’s Executive Council STB, PCMA and UFI launch white paper to reimagine the future of business eventsNew Board to Head up IELA Strategy in the New NowExpo 2020 Dubai tickets to go on sale worldwide on 18 July opening up 182 days of exceptional experiences for every visitor Phuket Sandbox reopening of Thailand’s most famous island now in effectSeoul’s Safety Services Put into Action for A CongressITB Asia 2021 to be held virtually on 25 – 29 OctoberHong Kong’s Physical Fairs Attract Over a Million Visits in the Second Quarter of 2021 MCEC appoints Chief Commercial OfficerShaping the future innovatively: German National Tourist Board presents digital trends in tourism at Knowledge Days 2021HKTB DEBUTS GREAT OUTDOORS HONG KONG SUMMER CAMPAIGNTHAILAND TARGETS TO REOPEN FULLY IN 120 DAYSCEIR ANNOUNCES 2021 FIRST QUARTER RESULTSMyCEB Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Noor Ahmad HamidMice Affairs June 2021 Issue2021 AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE OPENS IN SYDNEYThe UK as a visitor and business events destination in global spotlight in run-up to G7 Summit and beyondIndian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) elects Sonia Prashar as its new PresidentArt fairs and auction in HKCEC demonstrate strong demand for physical events TCEB Joins forces with MOI to elevate Thailand LOG-IN EventsEXHIBITION THINK TANK - EVENT UPDATEFinance Ministry Includes Exhibition and Convention Centres in InfrastructureGTM Germany Travel Mart™ 2021 focuses on recovery of German inbound tourismLandmark CEIR Research Releases Second Global Virtual Event Trends ReportIAEE Updates Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events White PaperThe German Tourist Office, India presents the travel country at ITB India 2021Safe and Progressive Resumption of Larger MICE events in SingaporeNOW MICE NEWS ON YOUR FINGERTIPS- MICE AFFAIRS MEDIA GROUP LAUNCHES MOBILE APP FOR GLOBAL MICE PROFESSIONALSETT Club Starts The Journey To Reopen The Exhibition IndustrySATTE 2021 Set to facilitate the revival of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Sectors CIEO'S MEETING WITH MOC TESTED POSITIVE - EXHIBITION SOP'S TO BE REVISED SOONGerman National Tourist Board To Organize GTM Germany Travel Mart™ 2022 in Bavaria Messe Frankfurt India reunites industry players with back-to-back physical conferences this MarchCEIR Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter ResultsEurope's Importance Increases for German Incoming Tourism in the Corona CrisisTHOMAS COOK INDIA HOSTS FIRST PHYSICAL MICE TRAVEL MART IN COLLBORATION WITH TOURISM NEW ZEALAND AND MARIOTT INTERNATIONALCIEO initiates Signature Campaign for revival of Exhibition IndustryMICE AFFAIRS LATEST ISSUE IS LIVE !!!The sixth annual Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 2 June 2021Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Brand New Harbour Studio provides one-stop solution for virtual events A+A 2021: GREAT INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION FROM THE INDUSTRYSANDS GROUP INKS DEAL TO SELL THE VENETIAN AT $6.25 BILLIONBookings flood into Wyboston Lakes Resort after road map announcementMCEC to streamline technology underpinning events with upgrade of Core SystemsThailand’s Tourism Sector Seeks to Reopen Country by 1 JulyThomas Cook India Strengthens Focus on the Domestic MICE opportunityPM takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine6th International Breakfast Meeting moves online with focus on COVID-19 reboot for tourism and recreationStefan Rummel chairs the new ETT Club Monthly Innovation Talk series on the topic of digital & AIHILTON LONDON METROPOLE TO RADICALLY TRANSFORM THE GUEST EXPERIENCE WITH MULTIMILLION RENOVATIONTOURISM MALAYSIA INDIA'S TRAVEL TRADE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY HINTS AT BORDER REOPENING SOONThe MEDICAlliance Gets New leadershipHeartbreaking -The Industry Mourns The Loss of Marriott International's President and CEO - Arne M. SorensonCourtyard By Marriott Bhopal Unveils Strategy To Welcome Back MICE ProjectsEVENT ALERT- ETT CLUB EVENTSMCEC CELEBRATES A 25 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH MELBOURNE THIS VALENTINES DAY MICE EVENTS BOUNCE BACK - 750 Delegates Group To Dubai By SOTC Travel Ltd Sets The Stage For New Era Of MICE STB Announces SingapoReimagine MICE Virtual ShowFirst exhibition in HKCEC in 2021 reinforces value of face to face events "The Time Is Now" Initiative is helping us revive the meeting & events segment- Sanjeev Tandon, General Manager, Courtyard By Marriott AgraThe Budget Aims At Long term, Lasting returns over Immediate GainsMCEC WELCOMES LIVE MUSIC BACK TO PLENARYUFI releases figures stating the impact of COVID-19 on the global exhibition economy in 2020POST BUDGET REACTIONSMerger of SingEx Holdings and Sphere ExhibitsSingapore’s tourism sector emerges from 2020 with greater resilience and reinventionMEETING ALERT - CIEO'S OPEN FORUM FOR EXHIBITION ORGANIZERSSimon Foster chairs the new ETT Club Monthly Innovation Talk series on the topic of the value propositionIn Conversation With- Mr. Balasubramanian. S - President, IEIA and Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer - IMTMA & BIEC Messe Frankfurt India joins hand with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) to launch MedTech Innovation Forum in IndiaMICE EVENTS BOUNCE BACK – 450 PAX GROUP BY ACE GROUP CONFIRMS THE START OF RECOVERY PHASEI foresee a great year for exhibitions in India in 2021 with India undergoing the world’s biggest vaccination drive - Anbu VarathanUFI Global Barometer provides 2020 results and 2021 perspectives for the exhibition industryNow is the time for internationally recognised testing on departure and arrivals - WTTCOver 100 million global Travel & Tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021AIME 2021 CANCELLEDEVENT ALERT - SINGAPORE REIMAGINE MICE VIRTUAL SHOW (3-4 March 2021)European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) Welcomes EU Council Rapid Anitgen Tests and Vaccination Decisions and Calls for Speedy ImplementationEXHIBITION THINK TANK (ETT CLUB) EVENT ALERTMCEC EVENT CAPACITY INCREASES TO 75%boot 2021 Cancelled - Another Casualty Of Covid-19One of Life's Greatest Showmen - Roger Shashoua, founder of ITE Group (Hyve Group Plc) Passes AwaySRI LANKA IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS STARTING TODAY#REEVENT, The Rallying Cry To Revive Business Tourism In The Principality in 2021Creative Solutions With Social Distancing in Mind - New Table d'Hote Menu at Crowne Plaza - New Delhi Mayur Vihar NoidaREED EXHIBITIONS ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION 5 YEAR COMMITMENT TO NON PROFIT ORGANISATIONS PROMOTING RACIAL HARMONYMCEC hosts magical creatures to celebrate Royal Children’s 150th First Industry Partners Benchmark Survey Released by UFICroatia Full of New Beginnings - New Campaign launch by CNTBMEET THE NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, INFORMA MARKETS - MICHAEL DUCKPCMA RELEASES UPDATED BUSINESS EVENTS COMPASS 3.0ASSOCIATION ON A MISSION - CIEOBREAKING NEWS- INDIA TO LAUNCH WORLD'S LARGEST COVID 19 VACCINATION PROGRAM TODAY- 16th Jan 2021KANODIA GROUP MICE SPENDINGS TO GO SUPERSIZE IN 2021- REVEALS VISHAL KANODIA DURING “CORPORATE CONVERSATION” WITH MICE AFFAIRS MEDIAIAEE EVP, COO Cathy Breden to Serve as EIC 2021 Chair ElectBIG BOSS OF MARINA BAY SANDS PASSES AWAY AT 87THANKS FOR YOUR CARE FOR KIRAN WAGHMARE- SUPPORT YOUR MATE CAMPAIGNREBUILDING THE MICE, TRAVEL & LEISURE INDUSTRY IS A CONJOINT EFFORT OF CRUISE LINES, TRAVEL AGENTS & LOCAL AUTHORITIES Crowne Plaza Rohini Unveils Strategies To Welcome Back MICE GroupsChanging Trends in Exhibition Business - In Conversation With Yogesh MudrasXXXX- IMEX FRANKFURT 2021 CANCELLED -XXXXREGISTER NOW TO ATTEND STB INDIA'S VIRTUAL TRADESHOW 2021 SOTC EXPECTS IMMEDIATE TCS REMOVAL ALONGWITH OTHER PROACTIVE REFORMS FROM THE BUDGET 2021Pre-Budget Quote from Mr. Madhavan Menon, Chairman & Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.Riskline Reveals Top Travel Risks for 2021GLOBAL EXHIBITION INDUSTRY AWARDS ANNOUNCED CEIR Announces 2020 Third Quarter Results Exhibition Industry Remains at a StandstillScottish Government Announces A Further £13 Million For Events IndustryThe HKTB Chairman Welcomes the Government’s Support for the Tourism Industry and Proposals for Driving Long-Term Tourism Development HKECIA welcomes Reconfirmation of Additional Convention and Exhibition Space Announced in the 2020 Policy AddressMICE AFFAIRS DEC 2020 EDITION IS LIVEINDIA RISING - NEW EXHIBITION VENUE ANNOUNCED IN LUDHIANA SOTC in association with Singapore Tourism Board hosts Pioneering Digital Event for the MICE industry -“Growing MICE Connections, Achieving Together”UFI releases latest edition of annual Euro Fair StatisticsThe Show must go on – one of the first business trade shows to take place in HamburgAsia Pacific’s First international Travel Tradeshow TravelRevive Hosted Successfully in SingaporeMarina Bay Sands unveils future-ready tech-enhanced meetingsTCEB sets up the first milestone of “Thailand LOG-IN Events” to energize the economy with trade exhibitionsTrade Buyers Eagerly Return To HKCECITB INDIA GOES ALL VIRTUAL FOR 2021 EDITIONTCEB GEARED UP TO HOST AFECA AGM 2021MICE AFFAIRS NOV 2020 ISSUE IS LIVE NOWMELBOURNE WINS BIG, TWICE IN WORLD TRAVEL AWARDSMICE TV - 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Dubai receives 14.36 million international visitors in 2022

MICE Affairs Media Group, News Bureau, 07 Feb 2023



Dubai received 14.36 million international overnight visitors in 2022, growing 97 per cent YoY from the 7.28 million tourist arrivals in 2021, according to the latest data published by Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET). The growth, which enabled the emirate to surpass global and regional tourism recovery levels, contributes to the goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to consolidate Dubai’s status as one of the world’s top three cities for travel and business.

 

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said: “Dubai’s ability to rapidly accelerate tourism growth, which has marked it out as a clear frontrunner in the international industry, demonstrates the far-reaching vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform the emirate into an important global player in shaping the future of vital sectors. The remarkable rise in international visitation in 2022 supports the ambitious goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to double the size of the emirate’s economy by 2033. The tourism and travel sector contributes significantly to the leadership’s aim of making the emirate a model for excellence in the global economy.

 

“The exceptional growth in the inflow of visitors reflects Dubai’s continued rise as one of the world’s most connected cities and its determination to lead the world in hospitality infrastructure and service levels. The high growth shows the world that we never rest on our achievements and constantly work to raise our benchmarks. I am confident that Dubai will be an even greater catalyst for the growth of global tourism and travel connectivity in the years ahead."

 

By closing in on its pre-pandemic visitation of 16.73 million in 2019, Dubai’s 2022 tourism performance further validated its ranking as the No.1 global destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023 for the second successive year, only the second city in history to achieve the feat. The latest data from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) shows that global tourist travel in 2022 was 37 per cent lower than 2019. The Middle East saw the strongest relative increase, with arrivals climbing to 83 per cent of pre-pandemic numbers. Dubai exceeded both global and regional barometers of recovery with visitors to the city in 2022 reaching 86 per cent of pre-pandemic levels.

 

His Excellency, Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, said: “Aligned with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the world’s most visited and re-visited destination, the performance of our industry in 2022 shows the extraordinary progress made by the city over the past two years. While the global economy remains in a state of flux, Dubai has emerged as a clear leader in the tourism industry. The robust performance is a testament to Dubai’s growing role at the vanguard of global tourism recovery. The positive momentum also shows that tourism remains a significant contributor to the city’s economic growth and sustainable development, further driving the goal of the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 to reinforce Dubai’s status as one of world’s top three cities for tourism and business. 

 

The effectiveness of our strategies and initiatives gives us the confidence to tap new growth opportunities in the global travel and business sectors over the next few decades. As the fastest growing city in the Middle East, Dubai’s continuous growth has been made possible by the unwavering support of our stakeholders and partners and a raft of strategic investments and federal policy reforms that have led to a steady flow of global entrepreneurs, talent, investors, and business and leisure travellers. The industry-wide success has also encouraged us to redouble our efforts to provide more opportunities for Emirati talent to contribute to the growth of Dubai’s tourism sector, aligned with our cutting-edge industry nationalisation programme to build the next generation of tourism professionals. We will continue to accelerate momentum throughout 2023 and beyond by focusing on all the key elements that have placed Dubai at the forefront of the world’s leading travel destinations– a diversified approach to markets, an evolving multifaceted destination proposition, continuous collaboration with our partners, all of which have enabled us to deliver exceptional value to visitors from around the world,” HE Helal Almarri added.

 

Dubai’s international markets maintain momentum

The strong performance in 2022 features some noteworthy spikes in Dubai’s traditional key markets and strong growth across emerging markets. Dubai remained a first-choice safe travel destination for visitors from the city’s stronghold markets.

 

From a regional perspective, Western Europe and GCC regions each accounted for a 21 per cent share of arrivals. The GCC region in particular saw an exponential increase in their share of arrivals from 13 per cent in 2021 to 21 per cent last year. South Asia contributed 17 per cent of total volumes while the MENA region contributed 12 per cent, further reinforcing Dubai’s continued appeal to travellers from proximity markets.The Americas accounted for seven per cent of arrivals while the North Asia and South East Asia region and Africa each contributed five per cent and Australasia accounted for two per cent.

 

His Excellency, Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “As Dubai continues to grow exponentially in line with the Dubai Economic Agenda D33 launched by our visionary leadership to make Dubai one of the world’s top three cities for tourism and business,  it remains committed to moving to the next level with new and unique world-class infrastructure, experiences and attractions. The sheer diversity of the destination proposition and Dubai’s growing profile as a safe, open and accessible destination saw the city being chosen as the No.1 global destination for the second year in a row in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023.  Our partners played a pivotal role in achieving the No.1 ranking with their contributions to both Dubai’s tourism growth and the sector’s global rebound, as well as their active participation in all our global campaigns and marketing activities that have driven consideration for Dubai as the destination of choice for global travellers. The exceptional support of our public and private sector stakeholders and partners will be instrumental in raising our ability to showcase our unmatched offering designed to meet the diverse preferences and budgets of international travellers, as we gear up to welcome more visitors to Dubai in 2023.”

 

Hospitality sector achieves significant growth

Dubai’s hotel sector, which continues to be integral to the emirate’s destination promise and the overall growth of the tourism industry, continued to perform strongly across all hospitality metrics.

 

Average occupancy for the hotel sector in 2022 stood at 73 per cent, one of the highest in the world, rising from 67 per cent in 2021. The figure is just short of the 75 per cent occupancy in the pre-pandemic period of 2019. The high occupancy is particularly noteworthy as it was achieved despite a 16 per cent increase in room supply in 2022 compared to 2019. Dubai’s hotel inventory at the end of December 2022 comprised of 146,496 rooms at 804 hotel establishments, compared to 126,120 rooms available at the end of December 2019 across 741 establishments. The total number of hotels in 2022 marked a six per cent growth over 2021, with 755 hotel establishments offering 137,950 rooms, figures that highlight the continued strong investor confidence in Dubai’s tourism sector. 

 

The hotel sector outperformed pre-pandemic levels across all other key measurements – Occupied Room Nights, Average Daily Rate (ADR) and Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR). Occupied room nights reached a record high of 37.43 million room nights in 2022, registering a 19 per cent increase vs. 2021 (31.47 million) and a 17 per cent increase over the pre-pandemic period of 2019, which yielded 32.11 million occupied room nights.

 

The ADR of AED536 in 2022 surpassed the ADRs for both 2021 (AED451) and 2019 (AED415), with 19 per cent and 29 per cent increases respectively. The hotel sector’s robust performance is also evident in its RevPAR growth – an increase of 30 per cent compared to 2021 (AED391 v AED301) and an increase of 25 per cent over the pre-pandemic period of 2019 (RevPAR of AED312).

 

Celebrity-led global campaigns

One of the driving factors behind Dubai’s success in 2022 can be attributed to captivating global campaigns conducted in collaboration with regional and international celebrities, opinion leaders, influencers and community personalities that highlighted the city’s unique appeal and brought to life the myriad experiences it offers. One such campaign is Dubai Presents, which takes a novel approach to global destination marketing, using a highly stylised movie approach to create engaging content. Shot against the backdrop of some of Dubai’s most iconic landmarks and unique hidden locations, these short films feature Hollywood stars like Jessica Alba and Zac Efron. The ‘Where the World Celebrates’ global campaign that coincided with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar featured French football star Karim Benzema.

 

International events destination

One of the biggest success stories of the region in 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai, made a massive contribution to the tourism industry’s outstanding performance. The six-month long event, which attracted over 24 million visits, once again proved Dubai’s abilityto host mega global events and reinforced its position as an international events destination.

 

Dubai seeks to further enhance its destination proposition across all tourism pillars, leveraging the retail and events sectors to attract more domestic and global visitors. In addition to Expo 2020, Dubai continued to host global business and leisure events across 2022 including Gulfood, the World Government Summit, Binance Blockchain Week, Gitex Global Dubai, the International Boat Show and the Arabian Travel Market. In addition to this, the city also hosted the Skift Global Forum East, the first-ever international extension of the world’s flagship travel conference, the Skift Global Forum. At this event, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism announced the launch of an annual Dubai Tourism Summit.

 

Every year, as part of its Retail Calendar, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment team (DFRE) organises major festivals and events including the iconic internationally-renowned Dubai Shopping Festival, Dubai Food Festival, Dubai Summer Surprises and Dubai Fitness Challenge.  In 2022, DFRE also launched the inaugural Dubai Esports Festival, the largest international esports tournament to be held in the region.

 

A leading sports tourism destination, Dubai also hosts an extensive line-up of annual global sports tournaments and events, attracting sporting icons, players and fans from around the world. In 2022 the city’s international sporting calendar included the Dubai World Cup horse race, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7s, the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament and the DP World Tour championship, to name a few. Dubai pulled out all stops to enable residents and visiting fans to enjoy the FIFA World Cup 2022 at buzzing hotspots in the city. Dubai was chosen as one of six cities globally to host an official FIFA Fan Festival, making Dubai a focal point for the international football fraternity.

 

Culinary innovation and accolades

Dubai’s culinary sector was a significant driver of growth in 2022, with the city’s rich, creative and multi-cultural dining scene attracting visitors and accolades from across the globe. Dubai’s eclectic gastronomic scene features around 13,000 restaurants and cafés, ranging from homegrown eateries to gourmet institutions and fine dining restaurants, offering diverse cuisines. The city’s thriving culinary landscape was recognised with the launch of the inaugural MICHELIN Guide Dubai in June 2022. The first regional edition of the world’s most prestigious restaurant guide featured a total of 69 restaurants, including 14 Bib Gourmand winners. Further, Dubai’s restaurants and chefs were recognised in the inaugural edition of the Middle East & North Africa region’s 50 Best Restaurants list unveiled in February 2022, which celebrates culinary excellence across the region. The arrival of fine dining food critique brand Gault & Millau also contributed to the evolution of the dining scene in Dubai. In 2022, DET launched the region’s first-ever Gastronomy Industry Report, a comprehensive study of the gastronomy scene in the city and the region, reinforcing Dubai’s position as a highly sought-after global food tourism destination.

 

Delivering on sustainability goals

With sustainability embedded in its tourism strategy, Dubai has taken decisive measures to position itself as a top choice for holidaymakers seeking sustainable and safe destinations. Throughout 2022, Dubai worked tirelessly to achieve the city’s sustainability goals, led by Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), an initiative aimed at raising the city’s profile as a leading sustainable destination. DST has taken steps to contribute to the city’s broader clean energy targets and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, as well as the UAE’s Net Zero 2050 strategy. With 2023 declared as the UAE’s Year of Sustainability and Expo City Dubai hosting COP28, the UN Climate Change conference, the year will be key for advancing Dubai’s vision to enhance sustainability and forge global cooperation to address vital issues. The last year saw the launch of ‘Dubai Can’, an innovative citywide sustainability initiative, as part of the drive to transform the emirate into a leading sustainable destination and the world’s best city to live and work.

 

Global cruise and yacht tourism destination

Cruise and yacht tourism played a crucial role in attracting international tourists and strengthening Dubai’s position as a global travel hub in 2022. The expansion of the cruise sector has further consolidated Dubai’s status as the cruise hub of the region. Similarly, with its world-class infrastructure, advanced facilities, year-round sunshine, luxury marinas, award-winning tourism offerings, rich maritime history and picturesque coastline, Dubai continues to amplify its appeal as a global superyacht hub.

 

New landmarks and initiatives to spur growth

In 2022, a number of new attractions and initiatives were launched as part of the ever-evolving destination proposition. These include the unveiling of the Museum of the Future, Dubai’s new iconic landmark that offers a gateway to a future world. Dubai also unveiled Expo City, the dynamic legacy of Expo 2020, an innovation-driven, human centric vision of the future, and Atlantis The Royal, a mega resort located on Palm Jumeirah.

 

With the implementation of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which aims to expandthe emirate’s tourism offering by over 100%, Dubai is on track to achieve its vision of becoming the city of the future. Moreover, Dubai will launch new initiatives aligned with the UAE 2031 Tourism Strategy, which seeks to attract 40 million guests by 2031 and increase the tourism sector's contribution to the emirate’s GDP to AED 450 billion.

 

Dubai also continues to unveil strong regulatory initiatives to promote the accelerated growth of the tourism sector including hassle-free entry procedures for business and leisure travellers that streamline access to the emirate by establishing long-term engagement with the city. These include the 60-day tourist visa available from September 2022, and the Five-Year Multi-Entry Visa for employees of multinational companies, in addition to the Golden Visa, Virtual Working and Retire in Dubai programmes. In 2022, Dubai was selected as one of 20 destinations globally under Airbnb’s Live and Work Anywhere initiative to identify the world’s most remote worker-friendly destinations. Airbnb also launched the Dubai Remote Working Hub, a one-stop-shop for aspiring remote workers in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism.