MICE tourism helping to diversify Abu Dhabi economy

06/12/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Bob Brunskill
MICE tourism helping to diversify Abu Dhabi economy

As it bids to diversify its economy, Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism is becoming an increasingly important sector in Abu Dhabi.This month, in fact, will see a number of exhibitions and conferences that will boost hotel occupancy, people interested in property in the UAE.For example, the World Green Tourism 2011, the only event in the region dedicated to the promotion of sustainable tourism, will be run until tomorrow (December 7th).Elsewhere, Bill Clinton, the former US President, is set to deliver a keynote address at the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre."In 2010, at the heart of one of the world's most rapidly advancing regions, with easy access from key European, Asia Pacific, African and North American business centres, Abu Dhabi is a world-class travel, leisure and business tourism destination," a statement from the government reads.