Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 34 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
OCVA opens regional office in Dubai
By Nusrat Khalil Jamali April 02, 2014
 Print    Send to Friend

DUBAI: The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) of California on Tuesday announced the opening of its regional office in Dubai. The office is the first in the emirate and third offshore by a US tourism association as last year the association opened its offices in Shanghai and Beijing.
 
Speaking at the launch ceremony at a local hotel, Ed Fuller, President and Chief Executive Officer of OCVA said, “The association sees Dubai as the most attractive market from where huge number of tourists visit the United States every year.”
 
In response to a question, “What is the need of establishing this regional office since the United States already receives thousands of visitors and tourists from the Middle Eastern regions?” he said, “This is true that number of visitors from the UAE and the region is very high and increasing every year, but there is still a need to highlight more attractions and opportunities available in the US specially in the Orange County.”
 
He further mentioned: “California is home to the largest Middle Eastern immigrant population in the US and we are determined to ensure that Middle Easterners, especially those from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, who are planning a visit to the US and also to California in the near future, know about Orange County and to assure them they will feel right at home in the Orange County.”
 
Speaking on the occasion, Glenn Johnston, Vice President and head of the newly-established regional office in Dubai, said, “OCVA’s decision of setting up office in Dubai is a very timely and wise step and from this office we’ll introduce the County’s pristine beaches, legendary theme parks, inspirational shopping centres, endless options for fun in the sun and a lot more to the visitors from the region.”
 
It may be noted that the OCVA represents over 700 partners in hospitality and tourism sector around the world who work together to create a welcoming environment for the 43.8 million visitors who come to the County annually and spend $8.7 billion  supporting 160,000 local tourism-related jobs.
 

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright