At World Travel Market (WTM) 2019, SCTDA will showcase a range of attractions

Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) have recently declared that it is collaborating with the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. It will be organized from 4th to 6th November, 2019, for the 17th consecutive year as part of its powerful campaigning to market Sharjah’s sundry and unique tourist offerings on the world stage.


During the event, SCTDA will display a wide range of attractions that make Sharjah one of the preferred family destinations in the region on today’s world map. In collaboration with its partners from the public and private sectors, SCTDA will promote tourism programs and campaigns designed to pull visitors to the emirate, cultural and eco-tourism products, several sports, recreational and artistic activities, and adventure packages able to enhance tourist experience.


Furthermore, the Authority will emphasize entertainment, cultural, and heritage programs and activities of Sharjah, arranged by different organizations apart from exclusive tourist packages offered by important tourist facilities, resorts, and hotels. The number of hotel facilities in Sharjah has outstandingly grown in the last few years next to the rising tourist arrivals to the emirate. The Emirate at present has a total of 10,883 hotel rooms, with hotel establishments in the emirate providing superlative services that meet expectations. About 18 additional hotels and 16 hotel apartments are hoped to get finished in the next five years, with a total of 5,679 rooms to be added to the current number in the coming years.


Also, the event will offer SCTDA with an international venue to endorse Sharjah’s most prominent historical sites, museums, exhibitions, festivals, and technology-driven projects such as Smart Mirror, Sharjah Boat, and the Virtual Reality experience.


“WTM 2019 will allow us to raise awareness about Sharjah’s growing tourism sector. It will enable us at the Authority to help put Sharjah on the world tourism map and entice more tourists worldwide, including travelers from the UK, Ireland, and other parts of Europe – thus bringing us closer to our goal of attracting 10 million visitors by 2021. In 2018, more than 578,000 European visitors traveled to Sharjah, up 24 per cent from the previous year, which reached 468.034, and we hope and look forward to increasing the numbers further in the coming years,” H.E. Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman of SCTDA, said.


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