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The Department of Culture and Tourism-Abu Dhabi to Inaugurate Region’s First Dedicated Conference for Tourism Data Analytics

Key business event will attract leading experts from the industry to the UAE capital on December 15 to discuss the latest innovations in tourism analytics and data analysis

All India, 21st November 2019: The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) will launch the region’s first-ever Abu Dhabi Tourism and Data Analytics Forum on December 15th, with the event set to attract more than 100 leading industry experts to the UAE capital to discuss the latest trends in the tourism and analytics industry.

The event, which will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat will bring together top data scientists, researchers and industry experts to share the latest industry advances related to tourism analytics and data analysis with a view to supporting Abu Dhabi as it develops further into an innovative tourism capital.

The conference will also create a platform for dialogue and engagement on the latest trends in data analytics related to the tourism industry and for stakeholders to engage with each other to investigate new methodologies in the industry.

The conference reflects Abu Dhabi’s commitment to reinforcing its position as an innovative tourism capital, by utilising the very latest in technological advancements to provide the industry with solutions and best practice frameworks to support a sustainable future for the industry.

“The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Data Analytics Forum will position Abu Dhabi as a leader on the subject of analytics in tourism regionally,” said HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary at DCT Abu Dhabi. “The main objective of the forum will be to identify solutions and conclusions about tourism in Abu Dhabi by connecting leading data scientists, researchers and industry experts to exchange the latest industry innovations and share their experiences.”

Confirmed speakers for the ground-breaking event will include representatives of VISA, Google, Oxford Economics, du, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and other esteemed organisations. Another speaker will be Rafat Ali, CEO and Founder at Skift, the largest business intelligence and marketing platform in travel, providing news, information, data, and services to all sectors of the world’s largest industry.

Driven by a broad range of stakeholders that rely on data and analytics, the forum will deliver three key sessions including tourism analytics, hotel analytics and a dedicated data research panel hosted by Skift, the largest creative business conference in the global travel industry.

The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Data Analytics Forum will take place at Manarat Al Saadiyat on December 15th. For more information, please visit https://adtdaf.com/

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About Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of the Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction that enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The Department manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The Department of Culture and Tourism supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage.  A key role played by the Department is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

For more information please contact:
Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi
Tel.: +91 11 23737348
Email: India@dctabudhabi.ae