Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

The Global DMC Network by JTB Group announces Dubai roadshow

The Global DMC Network by JTB Group – a worldwide collection of 12 destination management companies (DMCs) – has organised a roadshow in Dubai on June 19.

The roadshow, which is the group's first in Dubai, aims to introduce the company's international services to travel agencies based in the UAE. Approximately 150 agents will be invited to participate in sessions with four DMCs: Global Marketing & Travel, Inc., a Japan specialist; Tour East – CSO, an Asia Pacific travel specialist; Europamundo Vacaciones, a seat-in-coach tour operator serving Europe, China, Korea, and Japan; and Tumlare Destination Management, a Europe specialist serving Western Europe and Scandinavian destinations such as Sweden and Finland.

Outbound travel from the UAE has increased sustainably over the past few years. According to Euromonitor International, the number of trips worth over $11.3 billion were made in 2018 and are expected to increase to $12.6 billion by 2020.

Many of these trips are to destinations such as Thailand in the Asia Pacific region and the UK, France, and Spain in Western Europe. However, previously unvisited destinations such as Sweden, South Korea and Japan are becoming more popular among visitors. Abrar Uppal, senior manager of Global Marketing – Global DMC Network by JTB Group, JTB. Corp, said: “The UAE is a relatively new market for the Global DMC Network by JTB Group’s DMCs. Many of the destinations provided by the group are relatively new areas, but they are slowly gaining traction in terms of the number of passengers visiting from this market. Now is a good time to showcase these long-haul destinations for potential clients to discover more, which with the high number of direct flights from Dubai to the rest of the world, means that they are in a prime position to take advantage of this opportunity.” - TradeArabia News Service