Monday, May 02, 2005

Travel agents urged to unite to face challenges

Fahd El Hosni, President of the Abu Dhabi Travel and Tourism Agencies Committee (ATTAC) on Sunday told the travel agents to be aware of the challenges ahead and called on them to be united to face these challenges.

El Hosni was addressing the fifth annual general meeting of the ATTAC held at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sunday, according to a statement from ADCCI. El Hosni said that the ATTAC made several achievements during last year, which were highly beneficial to the members.

Listing the achievements and activities of the ATTAC during the year he said, several intensive meetings were held to create awareness on BSP among the travel agents with the help of internationally reputed BSP experts.

It also set up a joint committee with bar to enhance cooperation between airlines and travel agents. The ATTAC also launched its magazine “Al Zajel’ during the year, he said.

It also finalised the feasibility study for setting up a specialized institute to impart training on all aspects on the travel industry. The committee also finalised all arrangements to hold the first travel agents exhibition in Abu Dhabi from May 14 to 20 in co-operation with the Abu Dhabi Mall.

Addressing the gathering, ADCCI director General Mohammed Omar Abdullah called on the ATTAC to promote Abu Dhabi as one of the best tourism destinations in the region.

Abdullah promised all the help from the ADCCI in all the endeavours of ATTAC to improve the business atmosphere on the travel and tourism sector of Abu Dhabi.

Abdullah also lauded the good work done by the ATTAC since it was set up five years ago to protect the interest of the travel agents in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.



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