The German Travel Association (DRV) will hold its 64th annual congress in Abu Dhabi in 2014, which attracts around 1,000 key German tour operators and travel agents.
The event will take place from 19 – 21 November 2014 and the three-day congress will be hosted by Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi). The event is also being supported by airberlin.
Hans-Gustav Koch, chief executive officer of DRV, said: “Abu Dhabi is increasingly emerging as a leisure and business travel destination, especially for Germans. The annual meeting in Abu Dhabi will make a contribution to bringing the emirate into even sharper focus among German travellers and that number of visitors from our country as a result will increase.”
Germany now ranks as Abu Dhabi’s third largest overseas source market for hotel guests with some 96,802 staying in the emirate’s hotels and hotel apartments last year – a rise of 43% on 2011. German hotel guests last year accounted for 445,327 guest nights in Abu Dhabi – an increase of 40% on 2011 – with the average stay being 4.6 nights.