The Gulf Travel Show is a virtual event scheduled to be held for two days – November 23 and 24 – to connect 40 sellers from across the global market with buyers seeking good business opportunities. Over the two days, visitors can attend specific sessions that will focus on new businesses and strategies.
This is a unique opportunity that will enable Middle East sellers to meet with new partners from across the globe in the comfort of their home or office. Over the two days,visitors can attend specific sessions that will focus on new businesses or speak about new strategies, whilst taking time to pre-book appointments with the team. For sellers, there will be a host of interesting features that will definitely enhance their business potential. For buyers there will be specialised incentivised programmes that will provide an opportunity to walk away with great prizes as a winner, while also building new connections or revisiting some of the earlier clients and rekindle existing relationships.
Gulf Travel Show (GTS), with its proprietary software, will help you recover, rebuild and innovate relationships and products. This is a virtual event that will help grow brands and build long-term profitable business connections. At a time when costs are curtailed, finding the right partner in a specialised event will be the way forward to promote business.
HE Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
GTS redefines the way we promote travel and tourism, providing a platform to showcase how we are building on what we achieved during the COVID-19 planning for a stronger future post COVID-19. Through innovative solutions, GTS connects exhibitors and buyers worldwide under one virtual show to present their unique brands. It also offers opportunity for direct access to target markets, including one-on-one video meetings. Sharjah is inviting all the visitors to witness our natural attractions set against the latest tourism and hospitality projects.
Raki Phillips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism, Development Authority (RAKTDA)
We are really pleased excited to be Platinum sponsors for the Gulf Travel Show. This virtual platform gives us the opportunity to showcase Ras Al Khaimah as one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in the region. We look forward to connecting with our partners and re-introducing to them why Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect destination in the new normal era of travel. Ras Al Khaimah was the first city globally that was verified by Bureau Veritas and WTTC for the Safe Travel programme. We also offer free PCR testing to all departing international travellers.
Dhananjay Regmi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board
Since Gulf Travel Show is making an exclusive travel and tourism exposition on a digital platform with focus on the Gulf region, Nepal is partnering with it to promote and showcase its rich tourism products and activities in the Middle East market. Therefore, we believe this can be a useful platform to participate in this show. Nepal has several opportunities and activities that will be ideal fo the Middle East traveller. Gulf Travel Show will be a platform for us to showcase the best of Nepal in the right light. We are excited to be participating in this one-of-a-kind
Hyunsun Hong, Regional Director, MENA, Korea Tourism Organization
Gulf Travel Show gives us an opportunity to remain connected with the travel trade amidst these unprecedented times. The travel industry has always borne the brunt of calamity, disaster or pandemic, be it 9/11 or the banking crisis. We are optimistic that business will return to normal. Despite challenges, KTO had continued to promote the destination and remain connected with its audience. We will distribute e-brochures, trade presentations and educate the trade on Korea. Korea is nowhere in the list of the top 75 infected countries.
Yamina Sofo, Director, Sales & Marketing, German National Tourist Office
We have a special participation at the Gulf Travel Show which takes place from November 23 to 24, 2020. We will be
taking part in interesting panel discussions. You can watch our videos and receive many informative and valuable information about destination Germany. The National Tourist Office has been working internationally to promote Germany as a travel destination for more than 60 years.
Shahrin Mokhtar, Director, Tourism Malaysia – Dubai
Gulf Travel Show is considered one of the important business platforms, especially during the COVID-19, where quality buyers can meet Malaysia hotels and tour operators for future business cooperation and partnerships. Malaysia pavilion will have representatives from Tourism Malaysia (Dubai & Jeddah offices), representatives from Malaysian hotel chains and tour operators. Malaysian partners will be showcasing their product and service updates.
Christos Demetriou, Regional Office Director GCC and Middle East Cyprus Tourist Office – Dubai
Cyprus’ participation in Gulf Travel Show will offer us the chance to reconnect with the travel and tourism sector and reignite the tourism engine for a promising future. We will be able to present our plans for the post-pandemic period and present our strategy goals for the future of the destination. It will be a great opportunity to meet with old and new stakeholders of the industry and present the islands best-kept secrets. We will be able to discuss what will change in the sector.
Kush Kapoor, CEO, Roseate Hotels and Resorts
We are excited to participate at Gulf Travel Show and explore business opportunities with the best of the hospitality trade present here. Roseate Hotels and Resorts offers a portfolio of ultrachic luxury hotels and resorts, each with a distinct experience, to guests. As one of the fastest growing ‘Indian’ luxury brands in hospitality with an established presence across India and Europe, we are also evaluating other opportunities in the market.
Paul Wilson, Executive Vice President – Commercial, Cross Hotels & Resorts
The Middle East region has the highest spending expats and local markets that we wish to welcome back into our astonishing destinations in Bali, Thailand and Vietnam. We will showcase our entrepreneurial energy, the focus of the business, and why you should do business with us. This is the first big virtual event that we are attending. We hope to make new relations and create a need for the buyers’ expectations.
Beverly Au Yong, Area Director, Singapore Tourism Board, Middle East
The Gulf Travel Show gives us an opportunity to strengthen our existing partnerships and look out for new opportunities that will come our way at this networking event. This show also allows to us to maintain our presence in the region by giving us a chance to showcase the latest developments in Singapore. We aim to share the key initiatives that Singapore has taken to make travelling safe once the borders are open for international visitors.