UAE TOURISM

Over 15 million tourists arriving in the UAE (in 2015) and growth expected to continue in making Dubai the #1 destination.  Red Valley was established to manage tour activities to provide better experiences for tourists.

My responsibilities included:

  • Contracting – identified and negotiated hotel room rates and tour activities; based on customer behavior and demand trends.
  • Operations – worked with Emirati agents and immigration authorities to ensure smooth processing of visas; scaling capacity to 50 visas per day.
  • Product development – gained familiarity with trends and customer needs , particularly for the Asian sub continent market and their expat communities residing in Canada, US, UK, and GCC.  Strong insight into UAE’s tourism market, growth opportunities and their continuing evolution.
  • Startup fund management – involved from setting up bank accounts to managing cash flows and paying hotels and other suppliers.
  • Hospitality – managed bespoke luxury tourism services including: yacht rentals, spa treatments, pearl diving, and private shopping.

Experience in the following products & services:

  • Hotel rooms
  • UAE tourist visas
  • Car, bus & van rentals
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Burj Khalifa “At The Top”
  • Desert Safari
  • Wild Wadi
  • Ferrari World & Yas Island
  • Yacht rentals
  • Skydiving, pearl diving, and scuba diving

Types of travelers serviced:

  • Business travelers
  • Visiting friends & relatives
  • Honeymooners
  • Young families on vacation
  • Corporate sponsored incentive groups

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