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The culture, lights and heritage in Dubai continues to attract Aussie and New Zealand travellers with up to 16 percent more visitors flocking into the UAE country last year compared to 2010.
Figures released by Dubai Tourism in Australia reported that more than 221,228 travellers from down under made the journey into Dubai last year, up from 190,811 in 2010.
The third quarter of 2011 proved to be the most popular period for Australian visitors into the region, with a 35 percent increase compared to the third quarter 2010 while July succeeded as the most popular month with a 27 percent rise compared to the same month during the prior year.
DTCM Australia and New Zealand representative office director Julie King said growth surpassed expectations and explained it was achieved through support and commitment through trade and airline partners.
“We are absolutely delighted with the positive increases which we have seen from this region,” Ms King said.
The Director added that after a successful 2011, the Group would now look at focusing its efforts on increasing visitor nights in Dubai.
“With this strong performance, and with a revitalised focus on the various market segments that Dubai appeals to, we look forward to seeing Dubai as a destination grow from strength to strength,” she concluded.