Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has unveiled support measures that will be in place from mid-April aimed at helping the tourism industry in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
It includes a six-month waiver of all touristic licences; waiver of tourism dirhams from March to May; a complete exemption of tourism licencing fees for second and third quarter and tourism licencing fines until 30 September.
The tourism authority said this move further reflects the emirate’s ‘ONE RAK’ commitment to transparency, ease of doing business and global community spirit. Its four-step road to recovery places initial focus on the domestic market, followed by the GCC and wider Middle East, to then be extended to Asia and Europe.
“RAKTDA fully understands and shares the concerns of its business partners and guests concerning the Covid-19 outbreak, which is significantly disrupting the global travel and tourism industry. It is imperative that we are transparent in our communications and work together to find solutions to this very challenging situation,” said Raki Phillips, CEO of RAKTDA.