Dubai Duty Free signs a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Holdings

Travel and Tour World | May 22, 2019

Dubai Duty Free has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Tencent Holdings, which isa provider of Internet value-added services in China. This will greatly increase the Chinese visitors’ travel and shopping experiences at Dubai Duty Free.The agreement aims to leverage Tencent’s expertise and digital platforms in China, while building upon Dubai Duty Free’s global status as a retail destination, for boosting the retail operator’s integrated marketing outreach in China. This partnership will also increase the Chinese visitors’ travel experience in Dubai using Tencent’s “Social and Smart Retail Solutions”.The signing of the agreement took place earlier this year at Tencent Binhai Tower in Shenzhen, China and the ceremony was attended by Ramesh Cidambi, the CEO of Dubai Duty Free and Norman Tam, general manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan Office, International Business Group, Tencent.

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The tourism sector is one of the few sectors in South Africa that continues to grow economically and globally despite the recent economic challenges. The tourism sector is one of the six core pillars of growth in the country according to the New Growth Path Frame and the National Development Plan. The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP2) identified the sector as one of the areas that contributes to the development of areas of potential such as rural areas and cultural industries amongst others. Although the performance of this sector is encouraging, the sector should not rest on the successes, due to the fact that South Africa’s tourism resources have much greater potential still to be unlocked

Spotlight

The tourism sector is one of the few sectors in South Africa that continues to grow economically and globally despite the recent economic challenges. The tourism sector is one of the six core pillars of growth in the country according to the New Growth Path Frame and the National Development Plan. The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP2) identified the sector as one of the areas that contributes to the development of areas of potential such as rural areas and cultural industries amongst others. Although the performance of this sector is encouraging, the sector should not rest on the successes, due to the fact that South Africa’s tourism resources have much greater potential still to be unlocked

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