Foreign Travel to the UAE Jumps

 

The number of overseas visitors expected to visit the UAE this year is expected to surpass 9 million, a 9% increase over 2011. Confirming increased interest in tourism is a 132% increase in pre-registered attendees to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) the region’s premier travel exhibition. Reasons for increased interest in the region include the stability of the UAE in contrast with other countries in the region that have felt the impact of Arab Spring uprisings and the opening of more than ten new destinations by national air carriers Emirates and Ethihad not to mention the continuing emergence of low cost carriers Air Arabia and FlyDubai