MIAMI AND THE BEACHES CONVENTION & VISITOR BUREAU TO PROMOTE ITSELF TO THE MIDDLE EAST TRAVEL INDUSTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME
Luxury Lifestyle Travel, Spas, Shopping & “Living Life Large” to be the Focus of a New Promotional Push to Attract Gulf Residents
(MIAMI) – The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, in partnership with Miami’s most fashionable beach destination Bal Habour, is participating at the Middle East’s largest travel industry exhibition, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) being held at the Dubai International Convention Centre from May 6 – 9th2013, for the first time, in an effort to outreach to UAE and Gulf-based travel industry professionals to promote the city of Miami and the greater Miami region as a fashionable, friendly, foodie and fun destination for G.C.C. residents and families.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean in the south of the state of Florida in the USA, Miami is a major U.S. center and leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. A popular domestic and international destination for tourists and celebrities alike, Miami boasts an impressive array of luxury properties and resorts, stylish boutique hotels, a cutting-edge art and fashion scene, as well as a year-long calendar of signature festivals, food and cultural events. Often highlighted and awarded for its travel attractions, three Miami properties recently received further accolades by appearing on Conde Nast Traveler's 17th annual May Hot List 2013 of U.S. Properties and include the James Royal Palm, SLS Hotel South Beach, and St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, all located in Miami Beach.
Says Gisela Marti, Vice President, Marketing & Tourism, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau: “It is the first time for Miami to proactively engage the Middle East travel industry in the Gulf. We believe our multi-cultural urban city in many respects shares a number of similarities with major cities in this region, and we are here to say ‘Welcome! Come visit and join us in Miami for a fun luxury lifestyle experience.’”
Joining the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau in Dubai is Bal Habour, an intimate barrier island community that has long been considered the glamour and fashion capital of the Southeastern United States. Bal Harbour, incorporated in 1946, is a tropical haven with an international ambiance that features luxurious oceanfront resorts and the famous Bal Harbour Shops comprising of over 100 boutiques representing the crème de la crème of international brands from Bulgari, Van Cleef & Arpels and Chanel to Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Valentino and Lanvin. Boasting pristine beaches and superb culinary options – particularly for travelers who enjoy dining al fresco, Bal Harbour also offers several complimentary programs for visitors and residents including cultural initiatives featuring South Florida’s leading artists and performers, a Kids Club run by the Miami Children’s Museum and Beach Fitness Program.
Exciting luxury experiences await visitors but they need not exclude those travelling on a budget. As a U.S. focal point for wellness, the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau offers Miami Spa Month every July and August, a perfect time for residents in the Gulf to visit. During these months visitors can relax and rejuvenate at some of the best luxury spas to be found anywhere in the United States with special promotional treatments for just $99. For more information go to www.MiamiSpaMonth.com.
For more information on living large in Miami go to www.MiamiLuxTravel.com.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide, visit our website at www.MiamiAndBeaches.com. Meeting planners should visit www.MiamiMeetings.com