Published on : Friday, May 2, 2014
Dar Al Khaleej Chairman, Khalid Abdullah Taryam, honoured with the Tourism Personality of the Year Award 2013, by Chairman of Sharjah Media Corporation and Sharjah Media Centre Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qassimi, at a gala ceremony hosted by the Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) on Tuesday night, as part of the sixth edition of the Sharjah Tourism Excellence Awards. Khalid Taryam was honoured for his progressive role in positively promoting the tourism industry in Sharjah through different publications of the Dar Al Khaleej.
Mohammed Ali Al Noman SCTDA Chairman and Khalid Jasim Al Midfa SCTDA Director General were also there at the gleaming ceremony where many other famous achievers from the UAE’s tourism and hospitality sectors and media were awarded and acknowledged for their contribution in promoting Sharjah as a foremost tourism destination.
Speaking to the gathering, Al Noman credited the impressive growth in the tourism sector over the past few years to the vision of Sharjah’s leadership with emphasis on the spirit of partnership between public and private sectors. He said that in the last few years the SCTDA has introduced new categories as part of the Sharjah Tourism Excellence Awards, reflecting the significant growth, development and diversity witnessed in the tourism sector in Sharjah.
The SCTDA Chairman stressed that the year 2013 has been a year of a number of high accomplishments for Sharjah at local and international levels — achievements that the SCTDA and the emirate are proud of.
“The emirate earned itself a number of coveted awards and laurels, clearly demonstrating its great success in the tourism industry. Sharjah visitors exceeded 1.9 million last year, which means that hotels in the Emirate are able to consistently register high occupancy rates of more than 80 per cent throughout the year, matching other major destinations around the world,” Al Noman pointed out.
Al Noman said also said that Sharjah has carved itself a discrete tourism profile and approach that is defined by its heritage, arts and culture, and a diverse tourism landscape and experience.
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