(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, or DTCM, has announced that there has been a huge response from the hotel establishments in the emirate for the new Hotel Classification Scheme with as many as 90 properties enrolling for the new system during the Arabian Travel Market.
Majid Al Marri, DTCM director of Classification, said senior representatives of about 180 hotels attended the 12 workshops that the department conducted during the four-day ATM-2012 in Dubai to update the hospitality industry professionals about the new hotel classification scheme designed to meet the expectations and needs of the tourism industry.
He said the department would continue to host more workshops to help this important and vital sector get benefitted from the new programme designed to raise the quality standards of the hospitality establishments in the emirate.
"Dubai has experienced phenomenal growth in tourism product supply and visitors volume in its journey to become a leading global destination. The resulting increase in visitors' awareness and visitation has driven unprecedented development of Dubai's accommodation portfolio," he said.
DTCM launched a dedicated website www.classification.dubaitourism.ae for its new hotel classification programme launched at ATM-2012.
The new classification website will streamline the application process for industry, offering a wide range of e-services to the industry, and providing a dedicated "Partner Page" for each establishment.