The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will soon be attending the forthcoming World Travel Market 2015.
The tourism authority will promote latest developments in the emirate as well as projects and initiatives launched by SCTDA during the current year.
The Sharjah delegation will be led by HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, chairman of SCTDA along with representatives from Sharjah Airport Authority, Shurooq, EPAA, Sharjah Museums, Sharjah Healthcare Authority, Sheraton Sharjah, Ramada, Al Shaab Village, Hotel Holiday International, Marbella Resort, Oceanic Hotel, Copthorne Hotel, and Sharjah Airport Travel Agency.
“SCTDA is keen to tap huge potential offered by this major global event to meet with key players in the travel and tourism industry and discuss latest developments in the sector. We are also looking forward to exploring possibilities of new cooperation and partnerships,” said HE Al Midfa.
Sharjah’s participation will enable the emirate to showcase its latest projects and events launched under the Sharjah Tourism Vision that aims to attract 10 million tourists to the emirate. He pointed out that SCTDA will also promote business and trade opportunities to investors from all over the world and showcase prominent events and festivals.
“Cruise tourism is another focal area in view. The emirate attracted 35 international cruise calls carrying about 80,000 visitors during the 2014-15 cruise season. We expect this sector to experience significant growth in the coming years,” said HE Al Midfa.
Europe is one of the most important tourism markets for Sharjah with the emirate’s hotels receiving 663,000 guests from the continent in 2014, accounting for 32% of the total hotel guests.