17th Annnual Conference of OTOAI to Take Place in Ras Al Khaimah; To Focus on MICE and Weddings
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Business Events | September 11, 2017 | News
OTOAI Ras Al Khaimah
Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) is organising its 17th 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 12 to 14.
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 by Haitham 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 2015.
Mattar is very hopeful of the convention. He remarked, “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.
Around 170 travel partners from India will participate in this annual conference, which is going to take place from September 12 to 14.