It is preparing with attractive offers.. and confirms that the positive effects of the exhibition extend to the Emirates of the country

Hotels: “Expo 2020 Dubai” is the greatest opportunity for the hospitality sector during 2021

  • The impact of "Expo 2020 Dubai" on the hotel sector will increase, coinciding with the easing of travel restrictions imposed by some countries of the world.

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Hotel officials in the country confirmed that Dubai's hosting of the "Expo 2020 Dubai" exhibition will have many positive effects on UAE hotels in general, foremost of which is raising hotel occupancy rates during and after the exhibition, and receiving visitors from new markets.

They stressed to "Emirates Today" that "Expo 2020 Dubai" is the greatest opportunity for the hospitality sector during the year 2021, to show the world the importance of mega events, and that their impact has not diminished after the "Covid-19" pandemic.

They explained that many hotel groups have concluded agreements and contracts with “Expo 2020 Dubai”, to become a distributor of approved tickets at the exhibition, noting that special and attractive offers are being designed for visitors in the country’s hotels, at a time when hotel groups are promoting “Expo” in their foreign markets, Groups of travelers looking for long stays in the country are contacted.

hotel occupancy

In detail, Osama Shrouf, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Jannah Hotels and Resorts in the country, said that Dubai's hosting of the "Expo 2020 Dubai" exhibition will lead to an increase in hotel occupancy rates in the country's hotels in general, not only Dubai.

He added to "Emirates Today": "There will be governmental and non-governmental delegations visiting (Expo 2020 Dubai), and we expect that you will visit a number of the emirates of the country in addition to Dubai, after the UAE has become a global destination for investment and trade, as well as for entertainment and visiting beaches that have gained a global reputation. This raises hotel occupancy levels.

Sharouf revealed that many hotel chains in the country have concluded agreements and contracts with “Expo 2020 Dubai”, to become a distributor of approved tickets at the exhibition, at a time when packages and special offers for visitors to the exhibition are being designed and prepared in the country’s hotels, to suit their different needs, in preparation for its launch soon. A number of groups of travelers looking for long stays in the UAE are also contacted.

Shroff believed that the impact of "Expo 2020 Dubai" in the hotel sector will increase, coinciding with the easing of travel restrictions imposed by some countries of the world in the context of confronting the "Covid-19" pandemic.

He said, "We have seen great interest from many international markets in visiting (Expo 2020 Dubai)."

Explore the country

The General Manager of the InterContinental Abu Dhabi Hotel, Naji Makawi, agreed that the effects of Expo 2020 Dubai will extend from the hotel sector in Dubai to hotels in the emirates of the country, pointing out that millions are expected to visit the exhibition, several times, due to the continuation of the exhibition for six months. perfect.

He added: “Many exhibiting companies and participants in the exhibition aim to explore the UAE and visit other cities in addition to Dubai during this long period, especially after the country gained a global reputation as a global center for business, trade and investment, as well as dazzling the world with the applications of advanced smart technology in various fields. areas.”

Makawi explained that some of the personalities participating in the exhibition wish to reside in other emirates, to be next to their country's embassy, ​​or government departments that deal with them, especially in light of the crowding of Dubai hotels with visitors, pointing to Abu Dhabi's announcement to secure daily transportation for residents in the emirate.

He also pointed out that some visitors also aim to visit other emirates known for their beautiful beaches, such as Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, which supports the hotel sector in the country in general now and in the future.

Makkawi confirmed that the regional office of the InterContinental Hotels chain is promoting globally to participate in "Expo 2020 Dubai", after an agreement was signed with "Expo" as an authorized distributor for tickets through a complete plan, in cooperation with the group's hotels scattered around the world and in the UAE, as it manages The group has 15 hotels in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Fujairah, and a hotel will open in Ras Al Khaimah at the end of this year and early next year, coinciding with the high demand during Expo 2020 Dubai.

important event

In the same context, Vice President and Commercial Director for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Hilton International Hotels, Stijn Bastian, stressed the importance of "Expo 2020 Dubai" for the hospitality sector and the economy as a whole in the country, especially since the hotels host the main exhibitors.

He pointed out that these major events not only provide commercial opportunities, but also give visitors distinguished experiences, and showcase the enormous and full capabilities of the host city throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Bastian stressed that hotels should look beyond business opportunities and innovate with regard to their services and offers to the exhibition's guests, pointing out that "Expo 2020 Dubai" is the greatest opportunity for the hospitality sector during the year 2021, to show the world the importance of huge events such as Expo, and that its impact has not diminished after the pandemic.

Unprecedented experience

The director of the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Hotel, Amr Tabbaa, confirmed that “Expo 2020 Dubai” has positive effects on the country’s hotels in general, not only Dubai, foremost of which is raising hotel occupancy rates, and receiving visitors from new markets for the first time, which increases occupancy rates in the future. .

Tabbaa expected a gradual and continuous improvement in the performance of the hotel sector as a whole in the country, pointing out that a large percentage of visitors to "Expo 2020 Dubai" wish to visit other emirates, especially since their stay will be prolonged during the six-month exhibition, at a time when visitors to other emirates want. , to visit the exhibition, especially since “Expo 2020 Dubai” is a major exhibition with a global reputation, and its session in Dubai is expected to be an unprecedented experience that attracts the world’s attention.

Tabbaa confirmed that hotel chains in the country have started designing attractive accommodation packages, in preparation for their launch soon.

• Hotel groups that have signed agreements and contracts with "Expo 2020 Dubai" to become an approved ticket distributor.

• Many participants are planning to explore the country and visit other cities in addition to Dubai.

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