The Emirates road show, in partnership with Dubai Tourism, stopped in Toronto on Thursday to share some exciting highlights for the upcoming year.
While the airline announced it’s launching a new route to Mexico via Barcelona in December, the focus remains on promoting Dubai as a destination during Expo 2020.
“I think it’s realistic to expect a nice spike in travel from Canada to Dubai in response to Expo 2020,” said Don McWilliam, Manager – Canada, Emirates.“Canadian travel agents are incredibly important to that spike, they are one of the strongest channels we have.”
Expo 2020 in Dubai will be the first time a nation in the Middle East, South Asia, or Africa region has hosted.
The expo promises six months of awe-inspiring celebration between October 2020 and April 2021, featuring 3,000 square metres of shopping, 200+ food and beverage experiences, 60+ entertainment events everyday including confirmed performances by Beyonce and Rhianna, 25 million visitors, and participation from 190 countries.
Zena Amien-Bdar, Owner and President of Oceans Travel & Cruises in Toronto, is excited about the developments in Dubai next year and what it could mean for her business.
“Many of my clients fly Emirates through Dubai as a stop-over,” explained Amien-Bdar. “But I’m glad I came today because I really believe Expo 2020 will help me position Dubai as a destination, so I am excited to learn more.”
To learn more about how to sell Dubai as a stand-alone destination during Expo 2020 and beyond, become a Dubai Expert at visitdubai.com/en/department-of-tourism/projects-and-initiatives/dubai-expert.
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Don McWilliam, Manager – Canada, Emirates and Zena Amien-Bdar, President and Owner, Oceans Travel & Cruises attend the Emirates road show in Toronto.
To be completed ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020, the unnamed tower will be the tallest building in the world.