Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Meet China Event Strengthens Economic Ties Between China and the UAE

ZAWYA - 05 September 2016 
Abu Dhabi: The 2016 edition of the Meet China forum - organised by npimedia in collaboration with Highway Tourism - is underway in Abu Dhabi. The only United Arab Emirates B2B event focused on the world number one outbound market, Meet China has brought a 75-strong group of Chinese travel buyers to meet with leading tourism suppliers including top hoteliers, local DMCs, leisure attractions and retail brands from Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah.  The event builds on the success of tourist groups arriving from China that were responsible for almost two million guest nights in 2015. Meet China also highlights the importance of the UAE's fastest growing tourism source market, reinforced by the government's announcement on September 4 that a new visa-on-arrival scheme will be introduced for Chinese tourists visiting the country.  Visiting Chinese participants include members of some of China's leading outbound tour operators with responsibility for leisure as well as meetings and events. The combined value of their current business placement to the UAE is in excess of US$30 million and each sector intends to grow this considerably in coming years.