Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, by Omani tourists has increased by almost 15% in the first seven months of this year in comparison to the same time period last year.

The information was revealed on Wednesday when Oman travel trade and Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT) representatives met in Muscat.

The representatives were there for the DCT Annual Oman Roadshow to promote the wide array of tourism offerings in Abu Dhabi.

The roadshow is staged in partnership with Experience Hub and Etihad Airways.

Hotel occupancy in Abu Dhabi by Omani tourists rose by 15% between January and July this year, according to the DCT’s regional promotion manager for the Middle East and Africa Nabeel M. Al Zarouni.

The increase has made it a priority for the DCT to engage with Oman stakeholders.

Al Zarouni says that the DCT is continually trying to offer outstanding and unique experiences to Omani visitors.

2019 alone will see the hosting of a number of festivities in celebration of Omani National Day on 18th November all across Abu Dhabi.

The DCT included a number of presentations in the roadshow to increase awareness of existing and new Abu Dhabi offerings.

Also hosted were several team-building exercises and interactive games that awarded attendees prizes such as Abu Dhabi hotel stays and free flights to the UAE.

Attendees praised the new roadshow format, calling it well presented with great facts and games.

Ian Pepler from Wings of Oman says that people need more knowledge regarding destinations and that the focus of the roadshow was to educate about Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

Pepler called the presentations fun and professional while adding that it also had excellent hospitality and that the roadshow overall was one of his favourite experiences.

During the roadshow, Sur Travel Agencies LLC was rewarded by the DCT, which gave three of its staff all-inclusive trips to Abu Dhabi.

The reward was for the travel agency having the highest number of people flying to Abu Dhabi from Oman last year via Etihad Airways.

Anyone who is thinking of travelling to Abu Dhabi from Oman or anywhere else in the world will need to take out travel insurance before they do so.

Travel insurance is necessary to protect against any unforeseen events that can take place on an overseas trip, such as accidents, illnesses and the theft of personal items.

In the UAE, travel insurance can cover a range of different factors depending on the particular policy that is taken out.

These factors can include the likes of hospital benefits and medical expenses, the cancellation or shortening of holidays due to unforeseen circumstances and accommodation cover.

Other factors that can be covered by some travel insurance policies include scheduled airline failure, legal expenses, personal accident and liability and delayed departure.

Personal baggage and belongings, including passports, travel documents, and money can also be protected by travel insurance.


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