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Ajman Tourism drives awareness campaign to regulate holiday homes sector

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development has initiated a comprehensive awareness campaign aimed at fostering regulation within the Holiday Homes sector. The primary objective is to heighten awareness among investors in the tourism sector regarding the prerequisites and procedures for obtaining licenses and permits essential for engaging in this emerging tourism venture within the emirate. His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, emphasized that the campaign seeks to familiarize investors with Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2023, which governs Holiday Homes in Ajman. Furthermore, the initiative includes conducting awareness workshops to equip investors with the knowledge required to leverage this investment opportunity. The overarching goal is to pave the way for expanded avenues in tourism investment within the emirate, drawing more investors keen on capitalizing on the distinctive tourism growth in both Ajman and the broader country. Alhashmi highlighted the department’s intent to forge collaboration agreements with leading reservation platforms. This strategic move aims to streamline processes and establish a transparent legal framework for showcasing Holiday Homes on these platforms, benefiting all stakeholders involved. Holiday Homes services were inaugurated in Ajman in 2023 with the intent of fortifying the tourism sector and enhancing the emirate’s appeal to visitors. This initiative was set in motion under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, aligning with the strategic vision for tourism development as per Emiri Decree No. 03 of 2012. Among the services rendered is the provision of proactive guidelines and procedures to regulate Holiday Home activities, along with facilitating the acquisition of permits and licenses. Interested parties can easily register for these services through …

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Ajman Tourism and Private Education Coordination Office forge strategic partnership enhancing educational and tourism services quality through joint efforts

In a significant move towards fostering collaboration between the tourism promotion and education sectors in the Emirate of Ajman, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been successfully signed between the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) and the Private Education Coordination Office in Ajman. This collaboration aims to fortify the relationship between the two entities, establishing a strategic partnership crucial for the success of private education in the emirate, and aligning with international best practices. The MoU was formalized in the presence of His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, and Acting Director-General of the Private Education Coordination Office in Ajman. This initiative solidifies a comprehensive strategic partnership of paramount significance in elevating private education initiatives in the emirate to international standards. The memorandum outlines various facets of collaboration, encompassing the exchange of experiences and best practices, service-related areas, and cultural diversity initiatives catering to students and intercultural professionals. Additionally, the agreement includes joint efforts in organizing conferences, seminars, and workshops. Expressing his thoughts after the signing, His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi remarked, “This memorandum marks a significant stride in nurturing collaboration within the private education coordination framework. We are dedicated to sharing our efforts for the advancement of private education and delivering greater sector services collectively in the emirate.” Alhashmi stated, “This strategic diversification will play a pivotal role in elevating the quality of private education in the emirate, leading to new opportunities that contribute to unique experiences for everyone involved. We are confident that this collaboration will aid in building advanced societies and aligning with Ajman’s vision towards comprehensive development and sustainable progress.” The partnership involves sharing effective expertise and best …

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Ajman Tourism prepares for the blessed month of Ramadan by training hotel chefs on popular and heritage dishes

The Department of Tourism Development in Ajman is introducing authentic Emirati culture and cuisine for an immersive experience for visitors by strategic partnerships with 4 and 5-star hotels in the Emirate of Ajman. This new step is part of the coordination between the concerned authorities to enhance the tourism scene and cultural interaction in the Emirate of Ajman, as well as to achieve the Department’s vision to support the sustainable development of the tourism sector. These steps are in line with the Department’s strategic vision, which announces a special initiative entitled “Training Hotel Chefs to Prepare Emirati Popular and Traditional Dishes”. The aim of this initiative is to enhance the tourist experience by enriching their experience by tasting the authentic flavours of Emirati cuisine, in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan in 2024. Recognising the pivotal role culinary experiences play in attracting tourists, the department relied on the expertise of Emirati chef Khulood Ateeq. H.E. Mahmoud Khalil Al Hashemi, Director General of Ajman Tourism Development Department, said: “Emirati cuisine is a cornerstone of our cultural heritage and we believe that by incorporating these authentic flavours into the tourism experience, we can create an immersive experience for visitors. Through this unique collaboration with prestigious hotel establishments and the expertise of our Emirati chefs, we are not only promoting Emirati culinary traditions, but also positioning Ajman as a culinary destination in its own right.” Ms. Sarah Al Suwaidi, Head of Strategic Partner Relations, added: “This initiative is in line with the overall mission of Ajman Tourism Development not only to attract tourists to Ajman but also to provide them with unique and immersive experiences. Combining cultural richness with culinary excellence, Ajman …

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Ajman Tourism and Renie announce partnership for Smart Sustainable Plastic Bottle Waste Management

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) announced a significant collaboration with Renie to address the pressing issue of plastic bottle waste management in the emirate. In a move aligned with the UAE’s commitment to sustainable development, this strategic partnership aims to provide effective solutions for residents and visitors while encouraging the implementation of sustainable practices. At a meeting held at the department’s headquarters, His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of ADTD, welcomed Mr. Jorden Jackers, COO of Renie, highlighting the official nature of this promising partnership. The initiative underlines the emirate of Ajman’s dedication to sustainable tourism practices, focusing on improving the overall experience for residents and visitors, supporting local communities, and promoting environmental solutions for companies and investors. Recognizing the global challenge posed by plastic waste and its environmental impact, ADTD acknowledges the threat of plastic bottle accumulation and its detrimental effects on ecosystems worldwide. In response, the collaboration with Renie aims to implement an integrated system for collecting plastic bottles at tourism facilities across the emirate. As part of this initiative, Renie will install collection boxes in hotel properties throughout the emirate, offering practical solutions for both visitors and the local community. The objective is to encourage the adoption of sustainable practices in plastic bottle disposal, attracting strategic partners and fostering community participation to contribute to environmental preservation. Expressing his enthusiasm for the initiative, His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi emphasized the department’s view of sustainable tourism as a crucial element for a prosperous future. He praised the efforts made to achieve balanced economic growth while prioritizing environmental care and societal well-being. Alhashmi stated, “Through our collaboration with Renie, we aim to set a positive example for …

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Ajman Tourism embarked on a regional roadshow to strengthen tourism ties

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development showcased the emirate’s unique attractions, its natural features and tourist potential at a strategic roadshow across key destinations in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to promote and market tourism in the Emirate of Ajman. The roadshow itinerary included visits to Oman that started on December 4 and continued to Al Riyadh, KSA on December 5-6, and Jeddah, KSA on December 7. The initiative aimed to tap into new tourist markets, attract more visitors and tourists, facilitate the exchange of experiences and expertise, and establish valuable partnerships with companies and travel agencies through meetings and the signing of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). On this occasion, His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development said: “This tour underscores our dedication to showcasing the unique cultural and natural treasures that define the Emirate of Ajman. As we embarked on this strategic journey, our goal was not only to introduce potential visitors and partners to the distinctive offerings of Ajman but also to forge meaningful collaborations with industry operators. We believe that by engaging with key markets in Oman, and Saudi Arabia, we can tap into new tourist segments, attract a diverse range of visitors, and strengthen our position as a leading tourism destination in the region.” The GCC market has been a pivotal contributor to Ajman’s tourism sector, witnessing consistent growth year over year. The influx of visitors from Gulf Cooperation Council countries saw a significant uptick of 12% from the third quarter of 2022 to the start of 2023, marking a notable increase compared to the preceding year. KSA, holding the position of the 9th top source market for Ajman, …

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Ajman Tourism’s participation in the World Travel Market in London successfully concludes

The Department of Tourism Development in Ajman (DTC) concluded its prominent participation in the World Travel Market (WTM) in London, which took place from 6 to 8 November 2023. Ajman’s participation witnessed a great turnout by visitors and participants, as the emirate presented a special presentation about its tourist attractions and investment opportunities in the tourism sector. Ajman starred at the exhibition by presenting a variety of tourism experiences, underscoring its commitment to promoting sustainable tourism and improving the emirate’s well-being. H.E. Mahmoud Khalil Al Hashimy, Director General of DTD, said: “It was a great opportunity for us to connect with many partners and investors in the tourism industry. We strive to enhance Ajman’s image as an exceptional tourism destination and will continue to work to strengthen international cooperation and attract more investment to support the growth of the emirate’s tourism sector.” In terms of partnerships, the Department of Tourism Development in Ajman has signed strategic memorandums of understanding with several international entities, enhancing cooperation in the fields of hospitality and the development of tourism projects. Among the notable partnerships, the Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Charisma Hotels & Resorts, a global leader in hotel and resort management. It also announced strategic partnerships with Hotel Beads and EM&RS Holding, with the aim of boosting tourism trade and improving services to visitors. “These MoUs are an expression of Ajman’s commitment to diversity and innovation in the tourism industry, and open new horizons for the development of pioneering investment projects that enhance Ajman’s position on the global stage,” Al Hashemi added. Al Hashemi stressed the importance of cooperation with international companies, noting that these partnerships will contribute to strengthening …

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Ajman Tourism Strengthens Ties with AM & RS Holdings at World Travel Market London

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AM & RS Holdings. The primary objective of this partnership is to bolster tourism and cultural promotion in the Emirate of Ajman, thereby attracting more visitors to this unique destination. The momentous agreement was officially inked during WTM. This collaborative effort aims to elevate Ajman’s tourism and cultural appeal in the United Kingdom by exchanging knowledge and modern technologies. Both parties are committed to providing advisory services and mutual support to ensure the successful realization of the MoU’s objectives. A key facet of this agreement entails the establishment of a visually striking office in St. Anne’s Square, a prominent location in the city of Manchester, known for its high footfall. This strategic move will help orient visitors towards Ajman. Under the terms of the agreement, the Ajman Department of Tourism Development will engage in discussions with hotels and relevant stakeholders in Ajman in partnership with AM & RS Holdings to offer exclusive rates to visitors, enhancing their overall tourism experience. Close collaboration between the two entities will extend to mutual media and advertising promotions of upcoming activities and events, to showcase the beauty of Ajman and introduce the UK public to the rich culture and history of the emirate. His Excellency Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, expressed his interest in this collaboration, emphasizing its significant positive impact on Ajman’s tourism efforts. He stated, “The signing of this memorandum underscores our commitment to bolstering Ajman’s reputation as a distinctive tourist destination. This partnership will play a pivotal role in achieving our goal by leveraging AM & RS Holding Company’s experience …

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Ajman Tourism and Karisma Hotels and Resorts join forces at WTM London 2023

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) officially sealed a significant partnership with Karisma Hotels and Resorts at the World Travel Market in London 2023. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a testament to their joint commitment to attracting investment opportunities that will boost tourism not only in Ajman but also in the broader United Arab Emirates. The agreement reflects their mutual desire to support, develop, and strengthen their collaborative efforts within a defined institutional framework, respecting the unique roles and responsibilities of each party and aligned with their shared goals. Both parties are determined to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences to harmonize their visions for the future. Under the terms of this MoU, the two entities will collaborate on the assessment of tourism and hotel projects in the Emirate of Ajman. Their primary focus will be on the development of comprehensive five-star resorts and hotels in Ajman, along with entertainment ventures and similar initiatives. His Excellency H.E. Mahmood Khaleel Alhashmi, Director General of the Ajman Department of Tourism Development, expressed his optimism about this pivotal partnership, stating, “This strategic alliance with Karisma Hotels and Resorts marks a significant milestone in our journey to promote tourism in Ajman. Through this agreement, we aim to foster investment opportunities and emphasize the establishment of top-notch integrated resorts, ultimately enhancing Ajman’s reputation as a premier tourist destination. We firmly believe that this collaboration will lay the foundation for sustained growth and success in Ajman’s tourism sector.” Mr. Nemanja Kostic, CEO of Karisma Hotels and Resorts, shared his enthusiasm, saying, “We are excited to embark on this journey alongside the Ajman Department of Tourism Development. Karisma Hotels and Resorts have a proven …

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Ajman Tourism launches holiday homes services starting from June 2023

The Ajman Department of Tourism Development (ADTD) has officially unveiled its latest offering, the holiday homes services, with the primary objective of invigorating the tourism sector and elevating the allure of Ajman as a premier destination for visitors. These services have been meticulously crafted under the visionary guidance of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman. An important landmark in this endeavour is the Emiri Decree No. 6 of 2023, which heralds a significant stride by introducing comprehensive regulations to govern and supervise the operations of holiday homes throughout the emirate. The implementation of these services enables property owners and hotel management companies to avail themselves of the opportunity to lease residential units for short durations, presenting a flexible and innovative alternative to conventional contracts. Moreover, ADTD offers meticulous inspection and classification services for registered units, distinguishing between criteria for touristic and luxury accommodations. This stringent oversight guarantees that owners and operators adhere to the stipulated regulations and standards governing the operation of Holiday Homes. The overarching objective is to expand the range of lodging choices available in Ajman, thereby enriching the experience of visitors and improving the quality of life for residents and tourists alike. Overseen by ADTD, the Holiday Homes services provide clear and proactive guidelines and procedures, exceeding customer expectations and fostering an environment that expedites service completion while maximizing customer, societal, and visitor happiness. The department’s service system encompasses all the necessary information and documents to simplify and streamline these procedures, catering to customer needs through the provision of forms, notifications, and accompanying decisions. The Holiday Homes services system is aligned with the strategic objectives of …

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The First Group expands business with launch of new hotel management division

The First Group is extending its presence in the GCC with the launch of a new dedicated hotel management division, which will provide third-party management services to owners and investors looking to maximise the commercial potential of their hotel and hospitality assets. With a proven track record of launching and operating some of the UAE’s most successful upscale hotels and homegrown F&B brands, The First Group will leverage its proven expertise to offer best-in-class services and solutions to maximise the revenue-generating potential of clients’ assets. “We’re proud to launch our new third-party hotel management business and are committed to setting the benchmark for excellence in one of the world’s top hospitality markets. Our goal is to ensure that every property we manage operates to its maximum potential, remains adaptable to the latest market trends, and delivers exceptional guest experiences and strong financial returns for our partners,” said Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group. The launch of this dynamic new operation coincides with The First Group being appointed to manage the prestigious ZOYA Health and Wellbeing resort in Al Zorah, Ajman. ZOYA, which is the region’s first fully integrated wellness resort, offers a unique and holistic approach to mind and body rejuvenation. The agreement reflects The First Group’s commitment to expanding its portfolio of upscale hotels and lifestyle destinations while providing exceptional experiences to its guests and strong returns to its partners. “ZOYA Health and Wellbeing Resort marks our 17th management agreement in the region. We are truly excited to bring our all-encompassing hospitality management approach to the wellness sector. Our team of highly experienced property managers, hotel operations and F&B professionals work in sync to elevate the performance of …

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