The current competitive
rates in Abu Dhabi should mean great
opportunities for the corporate market in the short term, according to speakers
at GIBTM, which opened in Abu Dhabi’s
ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) today.
GIBTM (the Gulf Incentive,
Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition) is in its sixth year and is the
largest gathering of meetings industry professionals in the Middle
are hungry for business,” said Gillian Taylor, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority
business tourism manager, “And at the moment the lower rates we are able to
offer may be very attractive to short term corporate business.”
addition, a basket of benefits is available to corporate events via the Abu
Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority business events division.
Nicholas, publisher of Meetme, reported that Dubai’s
high occupancy rates in January of 86 per cent compared to Abu Dhabi’s 61 per cent has seen an unusually
high difference in rates between the two destinations of 50 per cent.
Enormous improvements in events infrastructure throughout the UAE have increased opportunities for event organisers, while Dubai, Abu
Dhabi and Qatar
are also major global air hubs.