This post was originally published on 3 November 2017.
A tourism delegation promoting the best of Abu Dhabi has ended its highly successful first leg of a two-city tour to India in Mumbai and has now moved to Delhi.
Led by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, partners and stakeholders including Etihad Airways, Yas Island, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Cruise Abu Dhabi, showcased the attractions, culture and heritage across all three regions of the emirate in a first of its kind ‘Abu Dhabi Week in India’.
The three-day event at MMRDA Grounds – Bandra Kurla complex in Mumbai drew to a close on Sunday night after attracting thousands of visitors, trade officials, tour operators and media. The promotional tour will now move to Delhi until Sunday.
Since the start of the year until the end of September, 256,418 Indians have stayed in Abu Dhabi’s 163 hotels and hotel apartments, making India the second largest international source market for tourists.
It is expected that the format of ‘Abu Dhabi Week in India’ will become an annual event with more cities added to the itinerary as the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi seeks to increase the number of annual inbound Indian hotel guests even further.