Tourism: African theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘Deal 2017’ in Dubai
The African stakeholders of the theme park industry will stand to benefit from the largest show in the amusement industry – Deal 2017 as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show.
With people patronizing theme parks across Africa and the growth of the amusement sector in the region, shows like Deal can help the stakeholders of the amusement and leisure industry to come under one roof and discover the best kept secrets of the industry.
Tourism in Africa is booming as reports which state that in 2014, 65.3 million international tourists visited the continent – around 200,000 more than in 2013. The numbers were meagre in 1990’s where the recorded number was 17.4 million. The tourism sector has leaped and boomed in size thanks to the infrastructure projects undertaken by government entities. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Africa’s strong performance in 2014 makes it one of the world’s fastest-growing tourist destinations, second only to Southeast Asia.
Amusement parks in Africa offer more than fun as they induce historical and educational attractions to engage the whole family in unlimited immersive fun. Parks in Africa are known to inculcate fun mixed with learning. Most of the rides include looping rollercoaster rides, bumper cars, and exciting wildlife centered shows to historical attractions which form the base enabling a plethora of entertainment activities for all age groups.
“Deal 2017 is at the right juncture as it will help African investors to catapult their business to the next area of growth. Deal has been supporting the industry and its stakeholders, year on year and has grown from strength to strength. This is the only show in the Middle East and Africa region to provide stakeholders with several billion dollar opportunities. International Expo Consults, the organizers of the Deal show are set to welcome African exhibitors and trade visitors to one of the colossal shows in the amusement vertical in the Mena region,” said Sharif Rahman, CEO, IEC.
The Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure (Deal) show has shaped the region’s entertainment industry for the past two decades and it has brought together great minds and their world class innovations all under one umbrella. DEAL has led the amusement and entertainment space during this period and the testimony to this is the fact that exhibitors at Deal 2016 have signed multi-million dollar contracts in just three days. Foraying into the 23rd edition, Deal 2017 expects to witness an even larger gathering of key players and visitors in the amusement industry from Middle East, US, Mediterranean, Asian, and especially African countries.
The show is slated to be held from March 27 – 29 at Halls 1, 2, 3 & 4 at the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre.
“Developments in the region with regards to entertainment and leisure are seen to be believed and the outcomes are very encouraging. Entertainment and leisure projects within the Mena region have boosted the confidence of the amusement and leisure industry manifold.
The growth of theme parks has spurred towards the organising of events such as Deal within this region and bringing the industry experts and stakeholders together. ‘Deal 2017’ is definitely set to don the mantle of the entertainment launch pad for amusement operators in this region. Like before we are all arms open to welcome delegates from Africa to our show,” said Sharif.