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SCTDA Promotes Business Travel At GIBTM 2009

Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) is heavily promoting business travel at the Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM 2009). The GIBTM exhibition opened yesterday in Abu Dhabi. Director General of SCTDA said the GIBTM conference is an important one in the region because it attracts event planners, conference and exhibition organizers, and incentive buyers from around the globe. Mohammed A Al Noman said after SCTDA participation in last years exhibition there was a 15 per cent increase in business travel to Sharjah.

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Istanbul, Turkey

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