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7 Apr 2015

The Ajman Palace Hotel will participate in a road show in India from 5th to 9th April to showcase its luxurious facilities to trade partners as well as potential customers in four metro cities including New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Organised by Dubai’s premier destination management company Lama Tours to promote the UAE as a destination in India and to assess the unique needs of the Indian market, the road show will also include representatives of leading airlines, travel and tourism companies as well as other hotels.

Ferghal Purcell, General Manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel, said that the hotel will be participating for the first time in a road show in India. But he was confident about the prospects of making inroads into the nation’s outbound tourism market.

He said that India is currently the third most important source market for the UAE, after Saudi Arabia and the UK, as per a report by Business Monitor International (BMI), which also reveals that the hotel industry is heavily geared towards luxury and business travellers.

Ferghal said, “India is a very significant market for us. The road show will help us to penetrate further the market by meeting face to face with potential partners and customers. Our primary objective is to spread awareness about The Ajman Palace Hotel and its fabulous facilities including the outstanding wedding and convention facilities. Road shows such as these play a crucial role in boosting the number of inbound tourists. It will allow us to understand the requirements of visitors from India and tailor best packages to suit their needs".

According to a recent report by the BMI, the UAE tourism industry will continue to expand in 2015, with 7.6 per cent year-on-year growth in tourist arrivals and 9.3 per cent increase in tourism receipts. The report predicted that total tourism receipts would cross the $20 billion mark in 2015. Inbound tourists will reach 16.47 million this year.

The forecast is supported by the tourism statistics 2014 released by the Ajman Tourism Development Department, which shows that the Ajman tourism revenues reached nearly AED300 million in 2014 compared to AED220 million in 2013. The number of hotel and hotel apartments’ guests in 2014 increased to 850,000 compared to 600,000 in the previous year. In 2014, average hotel occupancy rates reached 65 per cent.

About The Ajman Palace Hotel

The Ajman Palace Hotel, managed by HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings, is a picturesque sanctuary of privileged perfection conveniently located 22 km from Dubai International Airport and 11 km from Sharjah International Airport.  Set on a private beach, this alluring hideaway is a heritage resort with a modern spirit. Bringing an unprecedented level of luxury, with captivating views of the Arabian Gulf, the resort is a destination unto itself. Balancing world-class facilities with the legendary Arabian hospitality, it offers 254 rooms, suites and serviced residences, a remarkable range of restaurants and lounges, fabulous meeting and event venues including the largest ballroom in the Northern Emirates ideal for weddings and conventions, as well as an array of leisure and recreation options at Encore Lifestyle Club featuring Encore Spa and state-of-the-art fitness facility. A magical experience awaits you here.

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