The UAE capital aims to attract more Israeli tourists this year
In an effort to attract more visitors from Israel this year, the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT – Abu Dhabi) has opened a dedicated tourism office in the Israeli capital of Tel Aviv.
Recently, the department’s international operations team hosted a trade workshop titled: ‘Discovering Israel: A New Source Market for Tourism’ in Abu Dhabi. Several stakeholders, including top officials and representatives from hotels, attractions and destination management companies (DMCs) were introduced to Israel as a source market for Abu Dhabi.
The session provided an assessment of key demographics, travel patterns, holiday seasons, and the interests of Israeli tourists, as well as the significant MICE and other opportunities that the market offers.
Key tour operators from Israel were also in attendance, providing an opportunity for Abu Dhabi stakeholders to connect and establish relationships with potential partners in the market.
Commenting on the drive, DCT – Abu Dhabi director, international operations Abdulla Yousuf said: “We are looking forward to welcoming even more Israeli tourists to Abu Dhabi, to share with them all the uniquely exciting and inspiring experiences the emirate has to offer.”
Yousuf added: “Israel is now a key source market for Abu Dhabi, and events such as the Discovering Israel workshop will ensure that our stakeholders are fully prepared for all opportunities this market presents, driving more leisure and business tourism to our emirate.”
DCT – Abu Dhabi also presented Abu Dhabi’s 2023 operational plan for the Israel market and introduced the Tel Aviv office representatives during the workshop.
Tel Aviv and Abu Dhabi are currently connected by daily flights via both Etihad Airways and Wizz Air Abu Dhabi.
For more information, visit www.tcaabudhabi.ae