‘India-UAE travel recovery 3 times faster than expected’

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  • Date: 14-Oct-2021
  • Source: Khaleej Times
  • Sector: Tourism
  • Country: UAE
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‘India-UAE travel recovery 3 times faster than expected’

With the reopening of borders, easing of Covid-19 restrictions and vaccine acceptance, Indians are displaying ‘a strong appetite’ for UAE travel, an industry expert has said. One of the key drivers of this growth is the sheer volume of global events the UAE is hosting at the moment, said Daniel D’Souza, president and country head for leisure travel at SOTC Travel Ltd, India. SOTC India is a leading travel and tourism company that is active across various segments, including leisure travel, incentive travel and business travel. Integrated travel services firm Thomas Cook India and its group company, SOTC Travel, are the official authorised ticket resellers for Expo 2020 Dubai in India. ‘No other country in the world is hosting so many events.’ “Large-scale events such as Dubai Expo 2020, the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, technology exposition Gitex, and the Dubai Shopping Festival are planned and executed in Dubai, with the highest adherence to Covid safety protocols. These events and the general economic rebound and pandemic recovery UAE is experiencing at the moment is gaining a lot of traction from travellers in India,” D’Souza explained. Furthermore, the recent opening of attractions such as Dubai

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