Tourism Development Department
Leading Russian Tour Operator ‘Natalie Tours’
50 Top Selling Travel Agencies to Visit and Explore the Emirate
As part of its efforts to build
partnerships with key tour operators and attract visitors in line with Ajman
part of its strategy to
highlight Ajman’s unique tourist attractions and
promote its tourism potential at a local, regional and international level, the Ajman Tourism Development Department
(ATDD) welcomed Natalie Tours, a leading Russian tour operator, along with a
number of its annual top selling tour agencies, on Tuesday, May 30th.
the promotional FamTrip, ATDD aims to increase the awareness of Ajman and
highlight its wide range of diverse tourism offerings, as well as enhance
engagement, cooperation and bilateral relations with Russia who are a
significantly important market for both the UAE and Ajman.
The FamTrip is held
in conjunction with host partners Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, the
Fairmont Ajman, as well as the Destination Management Company Alpha Tours.
Site inspections at
a number of Ajman’s leading hotels, such as the
Kempinski Ajman, Ramada Hotels & Suites, Ramada Beach Hotel and the BAHI
Ajman Palace have also been arranged to showcase the variety of sublime hotels
offered in the destination.
As part of the
FamTrip program, the delegation was introduced to the Oberoi Beach Resort Al
Zorah, the Al Zorah Golf Course & Al Zorah project, on Wednesday, May 31st,
followed by a trip to the Ajman Museum, getting one step closer to Ajman’s
deep rooted heritage, culture and history.
The ATDD Director
General, HE Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, welcomed the group for dinner at the Ajman
Saray in the evening, to highlight Ajman’s role as a welcoming family and
leisure destination and to strengthen the relationship, whilst discussing
further strategic partnerships with the owners of Natalie Tours, as well as
Alpha Tours Managing Director, Adnan Aridi.
Commenting on the
program, Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry said, “We are delighted to welcome Natalie
Tours and their top selling agents to Ajman. The FamTrip program is part of our
strategy to promote the Emirate of Ajman as a unique tourist destination and
provides a platform for our strategic tourism partners to experience what Ajman
has to offer. As one of the world’s fastest growing tourism markets,
Russia is an important market for us and I am confident that Ajman’s
superior hospitality facilities, resorts and hotels, will continue to attract
visitors from Russia.”
The FamTrip program
is in line with the strategic objectives of increasing visitors to the Emirate
ahead of Ajman Vision, which, through showcasing a number of Ajman’s
major tourism projects and services, aims to make the Emirate one of the world’s
top tourist destinations. The FamTrip also comes in line with the ATDD’s
ongoing participation in regional and international trade shows and
initiatives, which serve to raise the profile of Ajman as a unique destination
on the world map, and follows its participation in the Moscow International
Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT) earlier this year, during which it was
agreed to host this very important FamTrip.
figures clearly demonstrate that the number of Russian tourists for 2016
increased by more than 200%, in comparison to the previous year, highlighting
Ajman’s popularity and high demand.
“The FamTrip will allow us to
strengthen our relationship with Russia’s leading travel and tourism agencies,
enabling us to harness strategic trade relationships and promote the Emirate
and its world-class tourist sites,
services and attractions. We are honoured to invite Natalie Tours to experience
the spirit of Ajman, which is reflected in our destination
brand “Sincerely Emirati”, and sample the true spirit of modern
Emirati hospitality. Our mission is to instil the image of Ajman as an emirate
with rich tourist, natural and cultural components, helping us to raise the
profile of our unique tourist destination and increase the number of visitors
in the future,” he
On their final evening yesterday, the delegation
gathered at the Fairmont Ajman for a farewell Iftar dinner, concluding the end
of the FamTrip.