Ras al Khaimah partners with ECTAA , promotes emirate

Travel and Tour World | April 22, 2019

To boost European outbound tourism to the emirate Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Travel Agents’ & Tour Operators’ Associations.Ras Al Khaimah by Haitham Mattar, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, and Michel de Blust, secretary general of the ECTAA signed the agreement.ECTAA will be promoting Ras Al Khaimah as its preferred destination among the 70,000 travel agents and tour operators across Europe. It will also be showcasing the emirate’s 64 kilometres of beautiful beaches, historic forts, scenic mountains, terracotta deserts and some of the most diverse and enchanting landscapes in the region  which is located at a distance 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport.

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