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Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing picks up accolades at Gulf Business Awards 2013

September 26, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) was named as the ‘Tourism & Hospitality Company of the Year’ at the prestigious Gulf Business Industry Awards ceremony held this week.  

DTCM Gulf Business Industry Awards 2013 - Hamad bin Mejren, Executive Director of Business Tourism DTCM - 2DTCM was recognised for its work in promoting Dubai’s tourism offering, and in particular for its work on the Dubai Tourism Vision 2020, which was approved by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in May of this year.

DTCM also received a second award, with the ‘Tourism CEO of the Year’ award being given to His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director-General of DTCM. Both awards were collected by Hamad bin Mejren, executive director of Business Tourism, DTCM.

Almarri commented: “We are pleased to be recognised at these important industry awards. The awards emphasise the credibility of the work being done by the team at DTCM as we work towards achieving our Tourism Vision for 2020 – to double Dubai’s annual visitor numbers from 10 million in 2012 to 20 million in 2020. The passion and dedication shown by the DTCM team here in Dubai, as well as in our 20 overseas offices around the globe, has played a significant part in helping to build our city’s outstanding destination credentials. ”

DTCM Gulf Business Industry Awards 2013 - Hamad bin Mejren, Executive Director of Business Tourism DTCM.Alicia Buller, editor of Gulf Business and a member of the judging panel, said: “DTCM is one of the world’s most prolific promotional and marketing bodies, working around the clock to attract millions of visitors to Dubai year after year. With the emirate now listed as the sixth most popular destination globally*, our judges awarded the government body on the strength of its results in promoting Dubai as a globally recognised tourism hub.”

Attracting top business names from across the UAE, the annual Gulf Business Industry Awards (GBIA) took place at the Oberoi Dubai and recognised the most successful businesses and leaders from sectors including banking, real estate, aviation, retail, media, energy, tourism, education and technology.

The GBIA is the one of the region’s most sought after corporate awards. The 2013 ceremony marks the second year of the awards and was attended by the leading names and minds of the UAE from banking to marketing to real estate. The GBIA’s judging panel included: Ibrahim Al Ansari, CEO of Dubai First; Husam Hourani, managing partner at Al Tamimi; Y. S Shashidhar, managing director of Frost and Sullivan MENA; Peter Cooper, editor of the ArabianMoney website; and Alicia Buller, editor of Gulf Business

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