19 January 2008

More than 50 leading developers will showcase projects worth nearly 130 billion euro at the first Tourism Development Projects and Investment Market (TDIM) exhibition in Dubai, which opens tomorrow and runs until next Monday. The UAE dominates the region’s tourism development scene with an 85% share of the total value of announced projects, and Dubai accounts for about half of the 158 billion euro worth of projects underway in the UAE. Participants at the exhibition include Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Nakheel, Dubailand, Global Village, Bawadi, Falcon City of Wonders, Aldar, Sorouh, Al Qudra, Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, Tamouh, Egyptian Tourism Authority and the Syrian Ministry of Tourism. A number of investors, tourism officials, tourism facilities operators, global destination brands and specialists are expected to attend the exhibition. “TDIM will provide visitors a preview of major, upcoming tourism projects in the region, while drawing attention to key industry issues through special seminars,” said Frederic Theux, president of Reed Exhibitions Middle East, which is organising the event.