Published on : Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority organised an exclusive familiarisation trip from April29- May 1, 2016, to Ras Al Khaimah for six travel trade partners from Mumbai. Representatives from Kesari Tours Private Ltd., Cox & Kings Ltd., Zest Tours and Travel, Bhatija Travels, Planet Holidays and Bella Corsa Destinations participated in the FAM trip.
The three-day jaunt showcased some of Ras Al Khaimah’s most luxurious experiences for high-end FIT travellers. The FAM trip was a firsthand experience with the group visiting luxury hotel properties like Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort, The Cove Rotana, Banyan Tree Al Wadi and Rixos Bab Al Bahr.
During the FAM trip, travel trade members visited important attractions like Iceland Waterpark and Falcon show. They also relished delectable cuisine at a BBQ dinner at Bedoiun Oasis Desert Camp.
Ras Al Khaimah attracts millions of visitors from all over the globe, including India, which is the fourth largest inbound market for the emirate after Germany, Russia and the UK. In 2015, there was an increase of 80 percent in Indian tourist arrivals in comparison to 2014.
Ras Al Khaimah offers a variety of options making it an ideal holiday destination for family vacations, honeymoons, adventure, wellness and luxury. It is famous for its diverse, authentic Arabian offerings. Under the umbrella of authenticity, the emirate offers a rich history, dating back 7,000 years and boasts 18 historic fortifications, castles and towers — all of which are rare within the UAE.
Ms. Zelam Chaubal, Director, Kesari Tours Private Ltd., who attended the FAM trip said, “Ras Al Khaimah is definitely an upcoming destination for Indian travellers. It can cater well to leisure travellers, MICE segment and destination wedding seekers.”
Ms. Tina Kanuga, Director, Bathija Travels, said, “Ras Al Khaimah offers the best of luxury, high and mid range hotels, the Hilton , Waldorf , Banyan Tree , Rixos offering CPAI , half and full board all inclusive packages. Moreover, a 45-minute drive from Dubai and Sharjah airports makes it the perfect holiday destination.”
Ms. Aparna Bhattacharjee, General Manager-Alliances & Special Products, Cox and Kings, said, “Ras Al Khaimah has been a pleasant surprise, from beaches to mountains, from luxury hotels to pool villas, from water sport activities to an amazing ice water park.