His Excellency Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry opened the 17th edition of the Hotel Show and The Leisure Show on September 17, 2016.
This year’s hospitality and leisure trade event is co-located for the first time with Piscine Middle East, is expected to welcome more than 30,000 visitors between September 17 and 19 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
After officially opening the exhibitions, His Excellency Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was given a tour of the show floor by Event Director Gary Williams, during which he met leading representatives from the sectors that play a pivotal role in maintaining Dubai’s growing economy.
Issam Kazim, Chief Executive Officer of the Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing said: “Providing valuable networking opportunities for hoteliers and industry professionals offers Dubai an ideal platform for the city to showcase its diverse accommodation portfolio, ranging from luxury five-star resorts to mid-market hotels and more. As we continue to work towards our Tourism Vision for 2020 targets, which includes welcoming 20 million visitors per year to Dubai by 2020, Dubai’s hotel inventory continues to grow and expand month by month, in line with sustainable targets to ensure Dubai retains its competitiveness and attractiveness to international travellers.”
Touching on The Leisure Show, now entering its fourth dition, Kazim added: “The leisure industry is a vital component of Dubai’s ever-expanding destination offering and plays a key role in ensuring that the city is at the forefront when it comes to attracting the global traveller over and above other destinations. Throughout 2016 the Emirate continues to build on the pillar with a host of recently opened family attractions enhancing the emirate’s proposition including Dubai Opera and IMG Worlds of Adventure – and plenty more to come, such as Dubai Safari and Dubai Parks and Resorts, expected to come on line before the end of the year. The expansion and diversification of the city’s unique selling points, combined with the growing hotel portfolio ensures that Dubai remains a destination of choice, and critically encourages greater length of stay and repeat visitation.”
At The Hotel Show, The Leisure Show and Piscine Middle East, thousands of global suppliers will showcase everything needed to build, develop and maintain hotels and leisure facilities across the region.