A new chapter in Middle East Cruising
Key issues impacting the development of the Arabian Gulf’s cruise industry were debated this week at the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum, Abu Dhabi, at the five-star Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
The Forum, organised by Seatrade with the support of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and its Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, featured a Summit session attended by cruise line executives, regional ministers, tourism leaders, port and immigration officials, and a conference for the travel trade, ship agents, airlines, tourism boards, ports and destination management companies.
Representatives of the world’s leading cruise lines also took part in a workshop, where regional destinations had a rare chance to present their product one-on-one to cruise line decision-makers.
"The Abu Dhabi Cruise Forum is a genuine opportunity for all the stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges relating to the development of cruise tourism," said Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade, organisers of the event. "The outlook for cruise tourism is promising and will follow the success of land tourism across the region."
Cruise lines who attended the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2013:
With key networking opportunities throughout the Forum, this December marks an important date in the cruise calendar that must not be missed by anyone involved or interested in the future of cruising in the region.
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