Ras Al Khaimah to host OTOAI’s 2017 annual conference
Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is organising its 2017 annual conference in Ras Al Khaimah. Around 170 travel partners from India will participate in this annual conference,which is going to take place from September 13-16, 2017.
OTOAI is a national, not-for-profit organisation comprising India’s outbound tour operators and travel agents as its members. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed byHaitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and Guldeep Singh Sahani, President of OTOAI, during the press conference held in Delhi in April, 2017.
Mattaris very hopeful of the convention. He says,“India is currently our fourth largest international source market with year-on-year growth of 22 per cent in the first half of 2017. It will be an important contributor to our vision and Destination 2019 tourism strategy. We have seen a growing trend from Indian inbound tourism for short leisure stays, MICE, and weddings. Our aim is to promote the full breadth of unique activities and events that can be enjoyed in the emirate, with a view to encourage Indian travellers to lengthen their stay in the destination. We are optimistic that through focused efforts and participation in various MICE and trade events, tourism from India will continue to develop in the coming years.”
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is still largely unexplored. OTOAI’s annual conference will present an opportunity to travel partners to meet many potential sellers from Ras Al Khaimah, like Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Hotels, Sky Max Holidays, and Desert Adventures who will be a part of this prestigious event.