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ADTA Opening Will Increase Italian Tourists

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) opened new tourism offices in Rome and Milan and this is expected to increase Italian tourist arrivals.  The ADTA chairman said “The opening of these offices sends a clear signal to the international tourism industry that Abu Dhabi is maintaining its long term vision of attracting 2.7 million hotel guests to the emirate by 2012.

On Wednesday 50 member Italian delegation led by Italy’s Tourism Minister arrived in Abu Dhabi to mark the occasion.
 

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