Global travel sales, marketing & outsourcing


Lakshmi Durai

Lakshmi Durai

  • Discover the World since 2019
  • Thirty years of travel industry experience
  • Middle East cruise industry since 1994
  • Royal Caribbean IR, Executive Director - Middle East
  • Business owner - Travel Marix, Dubai since January 2015

    2017 - Was conferred the BEST CRUISE PROFESSIONAL AWARD by the Arabian Travel Awards 2017.
    2015 - Was conferred the ASIAN WOMEN LEADERSHIP AWARD for the outstanding leadership and achievements by Women leaders, chosen by research.
    2010 - Secured 30th Rank in the “Middle East Travel Industry Power Fifty” list of Arabian Travel News, a prestigious list of most popular travel industry people.

Contact details


2606, Indigo Icon Tower, Cluster F, Jumeirah Lake Towers
P O Box: 44574, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel:    +971 4 4465703

Discover UAE also covers the following territories: Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

City: Dubai
Postal code:
Country: United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 4 4465703

Description of Market

General Information:

  • Outbound travel: (Source: World Travel Organisation)
  • Outbound vists from the Middle East: 12.1 million annually
  • 80% of all outbound visits are expected to be made by the six GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE)
  • By 2020, this is expected to rise to 35.8 million Trend is to two trips per year (families): one long-haul and one intra-regional
  • On average, the Middle East visitor spends three times more than any other visitor and stays for an average of 14 days
  • An extended Arabic family could consist of up to 20 people



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