The UAE is becoming a popular destination for visitors day by day. On average the number of tourists visiting the country is nearly 16 million. It is estimated that these numbers will reach 20 million by 2020, making setting up a travel and tourism business in the UAE a fantastic decision an aspiring entrepreneur could make.
One of the prime places for tourists at the moment is Fujairah!
The Emirate of Fujairah is gaining recognition in the world due to its majestic topography. It is the only emirates among the seven that have a coastline on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Gulf of Oman. Its hilly terrains and tumbling waves add gravitas to its scenic beauty attracts tourists from all corners of the globe.
In light of the many benefits of setting up a business in the travel and tourism industry, the government of Fujairah has taken several incentives to entice business owners and entrepreneurs to invest in the Emirate.
Fujairah’s blossoming tourism industry
Fujairah’s tourism and travel sector has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the past several years. The experts claim this expansion to the UAE’s technological advancements, the rising globalization, and the stable economic conditions the world is currently enjoying.
Besides these, some of the recent initiatives taken by the government has played its part in this incoming boon. The government has carefully planned various projects that include advances in the infrastructure. The improvements in rail and road have increased the ease of transportation of both people and goods.
Fujairah is regarded as a destination of significance for architecture enthusiasts. The Emirate is littered with architectural wonders at every turn.
Al Bidya Mosque, which is an engineering marvel and is the oldest place of worship in the UAE, is located in Fujairah.
Furthermore, the climate of the Emirate is another reason that makes the tourist flock in by the dozens. Its location on the eastern side of the country helps in keeping the temperature moderate. The light cooling breeze that is always prevalent helps in cooling the tourists so that they can enjoy their stay to the fullest.
These moderate temperatures can only be found in Fujairah and not in any other Emirate making this the leading factor amongst the visitors for opting it.
Fujairah is home to multiple geographical attractions, as it is mentioned earlier. Incredibly tall mountains, broad and green valleys, rolling hills, sandy beaches edged with tropical tree and magical oasis, and several hot and cold water springs, making it a dream destination for travel and tourism.
The legal process of forming a tourism business in Fujairah
To incorporate a tourism business in Fujairah, you need to comply with the guidelines set out by the administration so that you can launch your business with ease and agility.
The steps to incorporate and start a tourism business are as follows:
Obtain the proper license
Before initiating the setup process, make sure that you are applying for the correct kind of tourism license. As the government is currently offering four types of licenses related to tourism and travel.
- Travel Company License
- Travel Agency License
- Inbound Travel Operator License
- Outbound Travel Operator License
After you have narrowed down the license that is right for you. The next step for you now is to deposit 100,000 AED, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
In addition to that, you will also be required to submit specific documents to the concerned regulatory authority.
- The application form
- Passport copies of both yourself –the applicant– and the manager.
- A copy of the family records
- Copy of the identification papers of both the managers, directors and the employees
- A NOC (No Objection Certificate) from the concerned authority.
Carefully choose a license as it will help you in determining what kind of tourism company you will create and what will be the activities that your company will perform.
Organize extensive marketing and branding of the company
Gone are the days when providing excellent service was deemed enough to win customers trust and loyalty.
Because of the growing competition that is the direct result of globalization, marketing has become the name of the game. Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for companies to invest in proper marketing campaigns. By creating a brand for your company that would entice the customers into not only spending money on your brand but will also be good enough to win their faith.
Do whatever it takes to stick out amidst the competition. Be it handing out flyers or building a flashy website or even splurging on creating a TV, etc.
Until and unless the people know about your company, how do you expect them to utilize your services if they do not even know that you exist?
Draw up a suitable budget
Draw up a proper budget that will outline and detail all the funds you have at your dispense to perform various activities. This budget will help you in the management of the company, thus allowing you to control the different department expenses and plan your future actions subsequently.
The preparation of a budget will keep the business pursuits in check and will also help in regulating the expenses of the business.
With the rise in the number of conferences and seminars being held in the Middle East, notably the upcoming World Dubai Expo 2020, travel and tourism business is a feasible and profitable option for business owners and entrepreneurs all across the globe.
If you are considering incorporating a travel and tourism business in the UAE and want to do so with immediate haste, then you should obtain the services of a business setup consultant. These consultants will help you every step of the way. They are usually part of a business set up firm. One such business set up agency in the UAE is the KWS Middle East.
KWS Middle East is a leading consultancy that understands and knows about the problems that entrepreneurs face when they are starting a business in the UAE. We provide uniquely customized solutions for your company to tackle these tedious problems.
We also provide comprehensive business setup services.
For any queries, contact us and book your commitment-free call with our capable team today!