Dutch now added to Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority website to aid visitors.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 28 January 2016: Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has added yet another language to its online destination resource www.visitabudhabi.ae meaning the portal can now be read in 10 different languages around the world.
Dutch has now been added to the list of languages joining Arabic, English, German, French, Italian, Portugese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.
The website offers extensive information on Abu Dhabi’s attractions and experiences, culture and heritage, events and recreation activities. It currently achieves a daily hit average of more than 11,000, presenting it as a valuable source of information for potential visitors from and a one-stop-resource for those looking to discover more about the emirate.
The hotel search option aggregates live deals and room availability from over 50 booking engines, giving visitors real-time information prior to their decision to book. The flight search functionality compares and displays real-time information from 50 booking engines and more than 25 international airlines in one screen, allowing visitors to find immediately the best fares to suit their travel plans to Abu Dhabi.
Visitabudhabi.ae is also accompanied by the destination’s social media channels, inviting travellers to become active contributors to the destination, to post, comment, get inspired and share their experience.
Mouza Al Shamsi, Acting Executive Director Marketing and Communications, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “As Abu Dhabi continues to develop and expand its attractions as it becomes a year round destination, attracting more visitors to reach record numbers year or year, we need to reach out and let as many people as possible know why they should visit our fabulous destination.
“We are highly proactive in our digital approach in promoting the emirate and will continue to adopt best practices to target new and existing markets. Holland is a key market for us with Etihad Airways expanding code share arrangements with KLM – the Dutch national airline – in the past 12 months to now offer double daily flights to Abu Dhabi. We also see much potential for Dutch travellers in the cruise market following the recent introduction of MSC – Europe’s largest cruise line – home porting at the new Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal.”
Since 2013 www.visitabudhabi.ae has scooped 20 top industry honours including in 2015, 3 Gold Stevie Awards, 3 Silver Stevie Awards and one Bronze Stevie Award. The site was also an Official Nominee in the 2015 Webby Awards.
There are currently 14 flights a week from Amsterdam in Holland to Abu Dhabi with the UAE’s national airline Etihad Airways and the Dutch national airline KLM. Guests from Holland are in the leading 25 nationalities arriving into the emirate with more than 16,000 visiting in both 2014 and 2015, providing in both years more than 57,000 guest nights.
Dutch language production of the Authority’s suite of printed consumer travel guides, maps and travel trade brochures will follow later in the year in response to visitor enquiries and travel industry requests.