Ajman welcomes partnership with China to promote tourism growth

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An MOU was signed to form the framework that will attract more visitors and investors

ajman-and-china-sign-partnership-to-promote-tourismAjman, UAE: A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote tourism growth in the emirate and enhance business opportunities was signed between the Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) and Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation.

HE Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of ATDD and Mr Feng Luo, General Manager of Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation, operator of Ajman China Mall signed the agreement this week during the “Hunan Manufacturing Industry Steps in Middle East The Park District of Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference” held at Fairmont Ajman.

According to the MOU, both parties will share the goal of promoting tourism growth in the emirate by attracting more investors. They will form the framework and basis of cooperation and joint efforts to make its activities effective and beneficial. This includes initiating programs and activities that support tourism and similar matters that will promote Ajman as tourism destination on local, regional and international levels.

More than 250 delegates composed of businessmen and investors from the Hunan Province of the People’s Republic of China attended the conference organised under the patronage of HE Abdullah Mohammed Al Muwajai, Chairman of Ajman Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Administrative Committee of Changsha Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone. ATDD was a strategic partner of the conference.

The ATDD, Ajman Chamber of Commerce, Ajman Free Zone Authority, Ajman Department of Economic Development, Ajman International Airport and Economic Logistics City and Al Zorah Real Estate highlighted the stable economy of Ajman, its safe environment, geographic location and the different opportunities available to companies.

The delegates from Hunan Province of China represented by Gulf Chinese Trading Corporation, Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Co., Ltd., Bank of China and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China also presented what they can offer to the emirate in terms of potential business.

Both governments express their intention to solidify and deepen the relations in terms of more cooperation in trade, investment, industrial, infrastructure, banks, insurance and other economic development.

“We believe that there is a huge potential for Ajman to attract and cater to new investors from China.  We have been attracting major developers since 2006 and we are seeing significant growth despite challenges affecting the whole industry. Ajman has good relationship with China and we see a lot of opportunities after our visit to Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing to promote the emirate to visitors and investors,” added Al Nuaimi,

The MOU also cited that the parties shall activate their networks to support their activities, to promote new practices in Ajman and the area in general as per the approved activities and to exchange corporate  knowledge, experience and expertise on all common levels, to exchange information and studies that relate to each party’s field of work.

About Ajman Tourism Development Department:

Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD) was established by His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashed Al-Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman.

ATDD aims to highlight the importance of tourist attractions available in the Emirate of Ajman, and lay down strategic plans for tourism promotion, locally, regionally and internationally, via holding/participating in conferences, exhibitions, and international promotion campaigns. ATDD also works on organizing and developing the tourism industry in the Emirate of Ajman, improving the potentials and services of tourism facilities with the aim of increasing national income.

ATDD is also responsible for preparing legislations, rules and regulations needed to organize and develop the tourism sector in the Emirate in cooperation with competent authorities. It also supervises tourist attractions in the Emirate, and makes sure that the facilities provided go in line with world standards with aim of luring tourists from around the world.

Classification of hotel establishments and facilities and supervising their tourist-oriented services, licensing and classification of tourism and travel agencies and supervising their performance also come high on the agenda of ATDD.