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AMAZING—New Tourism Fee To Be Levied In Dubai , Cairns Regional Council uses $2 MILLION of Ratepayers money and gives it to TTNQ with no questions—————-Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: “The introduction of the Tourism Dirham will support Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, helping to ensure our continued competitiveness on the global stage which will be reflected positively on the growth of two of our economic pillars – trade and tourism.”

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Visitors to Dubai will face an additional ‘tourism’ charge from March 31, which will be used to support the promotion of the emirate, official news agency WAM reported.

Dubai’s crown prince and chairman of the Executive Council, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a new resolution regarding the introduction of the ‘Tourism Dirham.’

The new charge will vary between Dhs7 and Dhs20 per room, per night, dependent on the hotel category and rating, and will be applicable from March 31, 2014.

It will be applied to guests staying in all genres and rating of holiday accommodation including hotels, hotel apartments, guesthouses and holiday homes, said WAM.

Such tourism fees are charged in several tourist destinations around the world and the funds raised will be used to support the international promotion and marketing of Dubai, the report added.

Helal Saeed Almarri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: “The introduction of the Tourism Dirham will support Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, helping to ensure our continued competitiveness on the global stage which will be reflected positively on the growth of two of our economic pillars – trade and tourism.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Tourism Fee To Be Levied In Dubai From March 31 » Gulf Business.

 

 

Growing the Cairns economy through major events and tourism funding is part of an increased focus on attracting visitors to the region.

Funding to the region’s peak tourism industry body, Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ), will double to $2 million.

“TTNQ have the expertise to best market our region as a destination and we see supporting the organisation in its role as vital to the future growth of our largest industry,” Cr Manning said.

“On the back of the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) in Cairns last month, it’s important that we capitalise on the opportunities that have been presented and TTNQ are the best people to make sure this happens.

More than $1 million has been allocated to support major events, including the Cairns Airport Adventure Festival and Mountain Bike World Cup.

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