It includes representatives of government agencies and private agencies concerned with serving tourists
Dubai launches the "Accessible Tourism Team" to improve hospitality for people of determination
Ahmed bin Saeed launched the "Dubai Team for Facilitated Travel and Tourism".
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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, President of Dubai Airports, Supreme President and CEO of Emirates Airlines and the group, launched the “Dubai Travel and Facilitated Tourism Team”, as part of the efforts to consolidate Dubai’s global position as a destination accessible to all over the course of the year. The year, in the presence of a number of senior officials in government and private agencies concerned with the travel and tourism sectors in the emirate, which aims to attract 25 million tourists in 2025.
Jamal Al-Hay, Vice President at Dubai Airports, Team Leader, said: “The travel and tourism sector is an important sector, not only at the level of our national economy, but also at the level of promoting the rights of people of determination to move without any obstacles, and to give a good image of the UAE as a leading country in tourism.” The field of hospitality and services for its visitors from different countries of the world ».
Al-Hay expressed deep appreciation for the support provided by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum to the accessible travel and tourism sector, calling on the team members, each in his field of competence, to enhance joint work to add the necessary improvements in airports, carriers, hotels, shopping centers, and other destinations. To provide the best services for this segment of tourists.
Al-Hay pointed out that the goal of establishing the team is to bring together the concerned authorities from the public and private sectors under one roof, to discuss the steps to be taken, for the permanent improvement of services, through joint brainstorming, exchanging opinions, and identifying the achievements achieved by each of the agencies represented in the field. The team, and meeting with the people of determination themselves, to get to know closely their needs and requirements during movement and travel.
For his part, the general coordinator of the team, Ghassan Suleiman Amhaz, said that the number of people of determination reaches about one billion, or between 10 and 15% of the total population in the world, according to the statistics of the World Health Organization, which makes them an important segment, pumping hundreds of billions. dollars annually in the global economy.
He added that the number of tourists of people of determination reaches about 150 million tourists annually, looking to travel and visit cities and tourist destinations that meet their special requirements.
The volume of lost opportunities for the global economy, according to estimates by the European Network for Accessible Tourism, amounts to 142 billion euros (about 546.43 billion dirhams), as a result of the reluctance of millions of people of determination to move, in order to avoid any surprises while traveling between tourist destinations.
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