The 11th Natalie Tours Congress will get underway at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai today Monday (September 28), with executives from 220 tourism companies from 10 Russian cities participating in the annual gathering designed to promote and market Dubai as a year-round business and leisure destination among the Russian tourists.
Organized jointly by Alpha Destination Management and Natalie Tours, the leading tour operator in the Russian markets, the congress will see the participation of senior officials from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Emirates Airline, flydubai and General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai).
The Congress is being held with the cooperation of DTCM which has been extensively promoting Dubai in Russia and CIS markets over the years, with Alpha Destination Management being a key player in the aggressive marketing drive.
The Congress participants will be enlightened about the touristic attractions of Dubai and how the Russian tourists could enjoy their holidays in the emirate during the current winter season and beyond. The Congress will deliberate about the challenges and difficulties facing this market due to the economic developments.
Besides the senior executives of Alpha Destination Management and Natalie Tours, the congress will be addressed by a senior representative of Atlantis The Palm which is a popular hotel for the Russian tourists.
Adnan Aridi, Managing Director, Alpha Destination Management, said the Congress occupies a prominent place in the calendar of events of Dubai as it plays an important role in the efforts towards increasing the number of Russian tourists to Dubai each year.