Summer outbound travel from UAE surges 20 per cent

DUBAI – Outbound travel from the UAE surged 20
per cent this summer compared to the same period last year, according
to Sharjah National Travel & Tourist Agency (SNTTA).

said UAE residents continued to spend on holidays abroad this summer,
defying all domestic inflationary factors. The most popular
destinations were Malaysia and Thailand in the Far East, and the United
Kingdom, France and Germany in Europe.

Imam, General Manager, SNTTA, said the key factors that governed the
choice of destinations were costs, security and availability of halal
meals. SNTTA is the general sales agent for over 10 international
airlines and transportation companies.