Virtual Travel Mart 2021: Yas Island Ready to welcome back Indian tourists as borders reopen to visitors

Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, successfully concluded the second Virtual Travel Mart (VTM), which took place from 15-16 September 2021. Yas Island received an overwhelmingly positive response from travel agents especially since the announcement of Abu Dhabi welcoming back all fully vaccinated travelers for a quarantine-free holiday.

Yas Island enjoyed strong engagement with 100+ travel agents pan India, as the destination prepares for the future with the easing of travel restrictions in Abu Dhabi. This included 1,100+ registrations from agents, alongside productive virtual booths meetings, destination training sessions, and joint meetings with top trade partners. Agents learnt about the upcoming attractions, hotel openings, as well as world-leading health and safety measures on the Island.  Yas Island puts visitor’s safety first and in this year’s VTM, safety reassurance was well received by travel agents and visitors alike.

India is a very important market for Yas Island and Experience Hub currently has a growing network of more than 300+ trade partners and 3,000 Yas Experts in India. Yas Island aims to further expand its reach across various pockets of India to highlight the island’s varying tourist packages ideal for the Indian traveler i.e. families, single visitors, senior citizens, millennials and corporate meetings making it a destination for all age groups. 

Commenting on the successful conclusion of VTM, 2021 Nikita Ratwani, Founder, Travel Gyaan said, “The second edition of Virtual Travel Mart ended on a high note – thanks to our Sponsors, Exhibitors and the Travel Trade who were equally enthusiastic to meet each other. We are delighted with Yas Island’s participation and support for the second consecutive year. When our partners support us year on year, it only instills faith and confidence to exceed their expectations.” 

Liam Findlay, General Manager of Experience Hub commented, “We are extremely thrilled with the growing support for Yas Island in the Indian Market. We have exciting developments on the island and are proud to showcase these new developments including hotels and attractions.  The Indian visitor market represents great potential and we are committed to strengthening our position in the Indian market”



Experience Hub is the trade and promotion arm for one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations – Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Through its network of local, regional and international offices, the company works with travel partners to design holiday packages that provide the best entertainment value for travelers to the UAE. Based in Abu Dhabi, Experience Hub brings together expert travel and tourism professionals to manage its wide-reaching trade network. The company currently operates offices serving the GCC, India, China, Europe, and the CIS markets.


Yas Island in Abu Dhabi ( is one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. Yas Island offers holidaymakers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping, and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motorsports, and the most enjoyable musical and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island. Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB ™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM), Yas Marina, Yas Links golf course, as well as Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, more than 160 dining experiences, seven hotels, and indoor and outdoor concert venues – all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.

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