Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) Partners with AITO on Sustainable Tourism

RAKTDA announced its recent partnership with The Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), on project PROTECT, an initiative carried out in partnership with the University of Surrey. As per the agreement Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will become the official sustainable Tourism Sponsor for 2018-2019.

AITO, The Specialist Travel Association, provides its members with guidelines stating that travel must benefit host communities, respect local cultures, protect the environment and conserve natural resources.

Project PROTECT (People, Resources Outreach, Tourism, Environment, Conservation, Tomorrow) was created by AITO and the University of Surrey to help encourage and guide members to adopt better practices in sustainable tourism and to focus on environmental protection in the areas their customers visit. All 120 AITO members are committed to making travel more sustainable; their ethos is that those who live in the places their customers visit should benefit directly from tourism.

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UAE Golf Back in the Spotlight with Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final

The UAE's golf scene received a huge boost with the announcement that Ras Al Khaimah is to become the destination for the pivotal event of the European Challenge Tour season.

The Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final will mark the climax of the European Challenge Tour season at the stunning Troon Golf-managed Al Hamra Golf Club from Wednesday October 31 to Saturday November 3 which will offer competitors the chance to graduate to the European Tour – as well as a prize fund of US$515,000.

As part of a three-year agreement, the Challenge Tour's season-long Rankings will now be known as the ‘Road to Ras Al Khaimah' with players competing throughout the 29-event season to try to win a spot in the elite field at Al Hamra Golf Club.

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