Abu Dhabi is planning to strengthen its tourism and hospitality sectors

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), Etihad Airways and the Department of Culture and Tourism has collaborated with Silicon Valley accelerator Plug and Play to help start-ups in the UAE’s travel and hospitality sector, the gatherings stated amid a press conference in the capital on Wednesday.

The accelerator program, which will dispatch in the second from last quarter of 2019, will see the main bunch of chosen start-ups start their work from ADGM’s office in Al Maryah Island.

Plug and Play’s job will incorporate pulling in new businesses from over the GCC and different pieces of the world

CEO of the Registration Authority of ADGM, Dhaher Bin Dhaher Al Mheiri stated, “ADGM is excited about the new Plug and Play ADGM’s start-up programme for the travel and hospitality sector and looks forward to collaborating with the corporate partners and start-ups.”

He included, “This new venture dovetails with ADGM’s commitment and ongoing efforts in advancing the UAE and Abu Dhabi’s blueprint to boost the competitiveness and attractiveness of the business environment, particularly, in empowering and supporting start-ups and innovators from the tourism and key industrial sectors.”

The organization is in accordance with Abu Dhabi’s arrangement to reinforce its travel industry and accommodation areas, which as of now represent 5.4 percent of the UAE’s GDP.

Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi, Saif Saeed Ghobash mentioned, “Establishing Abu Dhabi’s credentials as a world-class destination with universal appeal across all global traveller demographics is our key mandate at DCT Abu Dhabi, and this collaboration with Plug and Play ADGM, in tandem with our local partners, will allow us to forge a framework where innovation can flourish, and the potency and reach of our global messaging can be enhanced.”

Plug and Play is as of now working with various carriers including Star Alliance and Singapore Airlines to improve advancement in the movement part.

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