Christmas is around the corner and with it the end of 2021. Looking back on this past year we have been really busy, and we have achieved a few milestones.
The Portuguese Association of Tourism is now representing 7 companies in the Middle East, some of the best hotels and DMC’s in Portugal that are looking to get business from the Gulf markets.
In 2021 and despite the challenging circumstances of the pandemic we established important work relations with the local travel and media sector. All our hotel partners in Portugal have partnered with Al Jazeera in Qatar, which provides them a global audience by being featured in the Al Jazeera website.
We also very lucky to have been featured in several magazines in Portugal, where we were able to talk about our work in the Middle East and the mission of our company.
We have been present at the Arabian Travel Market in April, did several Sales Calls and webinars for the travel sector in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, I was invited as guest speaker to T-fest to talk about the topic of travelling with a purpose. We also hosted a Roadshow in Qatar and Saudi Arabia with our Portugal partners and finally we also hosted a B2B event at the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo in October.
This actions have been important to create and strengthen our partnerships with the travel sector all around the Middle East, while creating business opportunities for our clients in Portugal and brand awareness to our destination Portugal.
We are excited about new challenges in 2022, we have very exciting news at the beginning of the year.
The Portuguese association of tourism Team wishes you a Happy Christmas and a great start in the new year !
Thank you all for your support
Maria Ines Amaral
Founder and CEO of Portuguese association of Tourism for the Middle East