Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) announced the launch of the annual Dubai Tourism Summit, a first-of-its-kind travel forum in the region that will lay the foundation for a home-grown world-class thought leadership program to boost the city’s resurgent tourism industry and support regional and global tourism. The DET announced the forum at its bi-annual ‘City Briefing’ event held during the Skift Global Forum East held in December 2022, the first-ever MENA extension of the Skift Global Forum.
The Dubai Tourism Summit will provide a networking platform for industry stakeholders to share their vision, ideas, strategies and best practices, as well as insights on leveraging the latest innovations and trends to create a more resilient, inclusive and sustainable future for global tourism. The DET also shared the latest tourism report for the first ten months of 2022. Data showed that Dubai welcomed 11.4 million international overnight visitors between January and October, an impressive year-on-year increase of 134%, taking the city further on its journey to becoming the world’s most visited destination.