Steve Ridgway to visit UAE to promote the UK as a visitor destination to Gulf tourists

Steve Ridgway, CBE, chairman of Britain’s national the travel industry organization, has been visiting the UAE this week to advance the UK as a guest goal to Gulf voyagers.

Amid his two-day visit, Ridgway has been meeting with VisitBritain’s accomplices including Wego, one of the biggest online travel commercial centers in the Middle East, and visiting the Expo 2020 website.

The visit comes as visitors to the UK from the GCC have expanded by 53 percent somewhere in the range of 2012 and 2017.

VisitBritain said it is expecting around 825,000 visits from the GCC this year, with guests burning through £2.4 billion.

VisitBritain included that it is additionally working with accomplices in market including Etihad Airlines, Wego and Cleartrip to enhance its worldwide promoting reach and convert the motivation to visit into appointments.

Ridgway, who is the previous CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways, stated: “The GCC is a significant market for VisitBritain and it has been incredible to invest energy in the UAE conversing with the movement exchange, media and our accomplices in market including carriers and travel administrators and furthermore to take a gander at potential regions for future joint effort, and development openings universally.”

“We are furnishing guests from the GCC with more motivations to make a trip to Britain, from world-class shopping, high end food in Michelin star cafés to extravagance brandishing and legacy breaks.”

He included: “It has been incredible to visit the Dubai Expo 2020 site and examine the extraordinary open doors this worldwide celebration of development will give, in boosting Britain’s profile universally as a guest goal to the 25 million expected guests from around the globe.”

“The UK Pavilion subject, Maze of Aspiration, intends to move guests to proceed with their adventure and visit the unfamiliar UK.”

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