Participated in Dubai Tourism Russia Roadshow in the cities of St Petersburg and Moscow
Golden Sands Hotel Apartments, part of A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises and pioneered the concept of hotel apartments in the region, looks forward to an increased share of travelers from Russian after a successful roadshow in the cities of St Petersburg and Moscow.
The team of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments joined the 2018 Dubai Tourism Russia Roadshow held last September 3 to 6, where they received great interest from travel agents and tour operators who were interested to learn about the services offered by mid-scale and budget hotels including hotel serviced apartments.
“The Russian market is an emerging market for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. The trip to two major cities in Russia opened a huge opportunity for the property. We received a huge number of inquiries and interests from the travelers from Russia who are looking for more affordable deals and value-based option so the concept of hotel apartments are suitable for them,” said the team.
“Dubai has traditionally been a popular tourist destination among Russians and majority prefers the beachfront properties when staying in Dubai but we saw a new segment of visitors who are willing to stay in city hotels that offer shuttle buses to take them to the beach and other popular attractions in the city. We have highlighted Golden Sands Hotel Apartment’s key USPs such as our location, easy access to transportation, spacious rooms and other facilities to potential partners,” they added.
Visitor numbers from Russia visiting Dubai have continued to rise, delivering 405,000 visitors for the first half of 2018, a growth of 74% over the same period in 2017, according to figures released by DTCM. The growth can be attributed to the continued recovery of the Russian currency, additional airline routes from Dubai to Russia and other CIS countries, visa on arrival for Russian travelers, new leisure attractions and retail destinations in the city.
‘We hope to get a share of the market especially the Russian travelers. Based on the feedback received from our participation in the Russia roadshow, we look forward to reaping the results of our hard work this coming tourism season” said Mohammed Khoori, General Manager, Golden Sands Hotel Apartments.