Golden Sands Hotel Apartments co-sponsors workshop for East European travel agents
DTCM workshop highlights Dubai as a perfect destination
Dubai, UAE (October 01, 2013) – Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, recently participated in a workshop organized by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) targeting tour operators and travel agents from Central and East Europe.
Ms. Nives Deininger, Director of Sales, headed the team from Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. As a co-sponsor of the workshop, the team made a short presentation to 55 participants from Bulgaria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia who visited Dubai from 8th to 12th September.
Ms. Deininger said: “Golden Sands Hotel Apartments were the only brand offering serviced hotel apartments that were represented at this workshop. We made a short presentation to the group and received positive feedback. The travel agents showed interest in our product, especially for families who travel on a budget. It was a great workshop to inform our partners about our products and highlight Dubai as a perfect destination for a large number of travelers including families, couples, food lovers, shoppers and culture enthusiasts. We would like to thank DTCM for organising these workshops targeting major tour operators from various global markets in order to fully understand Dubai’s wide and substantial tourism offering.”
A recent report from DTCM showed that Dubai received 1,505,646 visitors from Europe, which is 10.3 percent higher from the same period in 2012. The occupancy rate for hotel apartments was 85.8 per cent, up 6.5 per cent from 79.3 per cent in H1 2012. In the first six months of the year, the average length of stay across hotels and hotel apartments was 3.89 days – a rise on the average 3.82 day stay in H1 2012.
At the workshop, the team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments also met with one of their major partners in Czech Republic, the Firo Tours, who has been selling the property to the region for the past three years. The workshop held at Rixos The Palm was also attended by representatives from other properties such as Jumeirah Group, JA Resorts & Hotels, Atlantis, JW Marriott Marquis, to name a few.
About Golden Sands Hotel Apartments:
The Golden Sands brand of hotel apartments was pioneered by the A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises as the first hotel apartments in Dubai in 1989. The hotel apartments are conveniently located close to the shopping, commercial and leisure districts in the heart of Dubai. Golden Sands Apartments provides more value for money by offering fully serviced apartments at reasonable rates. They welcome families, tourists, corporate clients and other guests. There is a range of luxury furnished apartments and budget furnished apartments to choose from that offer best facilities and services at economical rates. Studios/1 bed/2 beds/3 beds fully furnished, serviced with restaurants, room service, equipped facilities, cable TV, pool, gyms, squash court, children play area, etc.