Ajman – The number of Russian visitors to Ajman in the first half of 2014 is 113,934, Hind Al Marzooqi, Head of Marketing and Promotion at Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) of Ajman Government, announced Wednesday.
The announcement comes a few days before the first official participation of Ajman in the International Russian Travel Market, to be held in the capital Moscow on September 16 through 19.
"Russia is one of the fastest growing tourism markets in the world and this is why Ajman is keen to officially take part in," according to Al Marzooqi.
According to 2012 statistics, Russian holiday-makers spent more than US dlrs 43 billion; a 32 percent increase compared to 2011, she said.
A survey, conducted by ATDD in 2013 and included all hospitality sector representatives in Ajman, concluded that the emirate should be officially represented in this international exhibition to promote investment opportunities and assist hotels and travel agencies in efforts to network with their partners in the various sectors, exchange knowledge and explore scopes of mutual cooperation, she added.
The campaign to kick-start with the official launch of the exhibition will centre on quality services offered by Ajman hotels and resorts, Al Marzooqi said.
The International Russian Travel Market will be an ideal opportunity to meet with the tourism industry decision-makers and for members of the delegation to have a new experience, she added.