(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi's tourism industry is set to roll out its biggest road show delegation to India this December with 25 stakeholders joining the initiative launched by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, or TCA Abu Dhabi.
Indian travellers now make up Abu Dhabi's largest overseas source market for hotel guests with 14,540 Indians staying in the emirate's hotels in the first nine months of this year - a 31 per cent rise on the same period in 2012.
The delegation, comprising Etihad Airways, hotels and resorts, attractions, tour operators and destination management companies, are to press home the emirate's case of affordable luxury and enhanced product base to India's media and travel trade in four key cities across the country.
The road show will begin in New Delhi today, moving on to Mumbai tomorrow before rolling into Ahmedabad on Wednesday and closing out in Bangalore on Thursday.
"This will be our first outing in Ahmedabad from where Etihad Airways now operates a daily service bringing the Gujarat market well within our reach," said Mubarak Al Nuaimi, director of Promotions and Overseas Offices at TCA Abu Dhabi. "The Indian market - which is now our largest overseas source market for hotel guests - has enormous growth potential."