All India, 13th August 2015 : Abu Dhabi is generating a high level of interest as a multi-faceted tourism destination for the upwardly-mobile aspirational Indian traveller. Continuing the high focus and emphasis on India as the destination’s leading overseas source market for hotel guests; Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) is attracting Family Travellers from key gateways of India.

Abu Dhabi recently received the award of Best International Family Holiday Destination at a glittering award ceremony held at Delhi. The awards were presented at a high-profile function organized by one of the leading travel trade publications, Today’s Traveller.

The chief guest was the Hon’ble Minister of State, for Civil Aviation, Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India, Dr Mahesh Sharma who presented the award to Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority – India Office.

Abu Dhabi offers fresh and exotic attractions with a blend of both traditional and the modern. It is growing as a choice destination for leisure, special interest, destination weddings, honeymooners, niche travellers and also an increasing MICE movement. India is currently Abu Dhabi’s leading overseas source market with over 18% growth for Jan-June 2015.


Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The authority 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 the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

For more information please contact:
Pukhraj Varshneya
PR and Brand Executive
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
Tel: +91 11 23737348, +91 9810871469 Fax: +91 11 23350270

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Photo Caption: L-R: Ms. Kamal Gill, Executive Editor and Managing Director Gill India Group; Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State Civil Aviation, Tourism & Culture Govt. of India; Mr. Kewal Gill, Chairman Gill India Group; with Mr. Bejan Dinshaw, Country Manager, TCA Abu Dhabi India, receiving the award.