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March 3, 2015 –
India, USA, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux identified as key source markets placing business in the region
Results form a recent global Destination Index Survey, compiled by the leading Global DMC, Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), have identified that incentive business is on the rise in Dubai.
The research has identified India, USA, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Benelux as key source markets placing business in the region with the majority of clients coming from the pharmaceutical, IT and automotive industries.
Harsha Krishnan, Strategic Development Director at Pacific World, commented, “The recent rise in interest for this region has been influenced by two key factors. Primarily, the exemption of Eastern European countries from UAE tourist visas has enabled meeting planners from countries including Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria to consider Dubai as a more realistic and less complicated destination for their events in terms of logistics.
“Secondly, the announcement that Emirates would open several new routes, including Chicago, Boston, Oslo, Brussels, Kiev, Taipei, Kano, Abuja has also placed Dubai as a much more accessible incentive destination. The airline has also increased its number of flights to destinations including San Francisco, Houston, Doha, Frankfurt, Karachi, Mumbai, Delhi, and the Seychelles.”
Other factors contributing to the increased appeal of Dubai as a high-end luxury incentive destination include new city infrastructure such as the opening of Dubai Tram and the opening of a number of new hotels; The Four Seasons Jumeirah, the Sheraton Grand Sheikh Zayed road and the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights.
To download the Pacific World Destination Index Special Report, please go to: http://www.pacificworld.com/newsletter/pdf/Special%20Report_DestIndex.pdf
Harsha Krishnan is available for further comment. Please contact Pamela Wils (Pamela.firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an interview.