sharjah-mitt14The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority participates in the World Travel Market, for the twelfth consecutive year in London from November 3 to 6, 2014.

Led by HE Mohamed Ali Al Noman, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority, the Sharjah delegation to WTM 2014 includes representation from the main stakeholders of the tourism industry in Sharjah including;
Sharjah International Airport Authority,
Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas (EPAA),
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq),
Coral Beach Resort Sharjah,
Sharjah Museums Department, and
Universal Travels & Tourism

This year is a particularly exciting year for Sharjah as the delegation prepares to launch Sharjah as the Tourism Capital of the Arab world in the World Travel Market.

London is providing Sharjah the perfect opportunity to launch its new Interactive Touchscreen giving visitors access to a greater variety of information, specifically customised to their requests.  This is supplemented by a range of SCTDA publications, magazines and mini guides in both English and Arabic, helping them to gain additional insights into Sharjah. Supplementing the new portal Sharjah will also be launching its new tourism portal giving more world wide access to the very best of Sharjah than ever before.

A formal announcement about the Capital of Arab Tourism Award 2015 will be made by the SCTDA Chairman at a press conference on the second day of the exhibition. The press conference will be used to highlight Sharjah’s new status as Tourism Capital.

The Emirate of Sharjah was awarded the Capital of Arab Tourism Award for 2015 at the 15th session of The Arab Council of Tourism ministers in Cairo. Sharjah was chosen for the honour as it met all the criteria for this prestigious Award based on its tourism diversity, culture, leisure, the environment, culture, family, educational activities and opportunities.