Stakeholder Relations


A key Authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base, and as an organisation it functions on the ethos that achieving its mandate will only be successful through collaborative outreach with respected stakeholders at every step of the way.

Partners in Progress 
A timely industry initiative, TCA Abu Dhabi’s first-generation stakeholder programme ‘Partners in Progress’ was introduced in 2009, during the authority’s fifth anniversary year and marked the ‘coming of age’ of the industry as a whole. The overall programme represents the ‘One Destination’ approach the authority is adopting to build on the solid destination foundations already laid and to ensure the development of a sustainable tourism industry.

It includes the formation of several Industry Development Committees, an overarching Industry Advisory Panel (led by TCA Abu Dhabi), an annual ‘Partners in Progress’ industry forum and the publication of a dedicated stakeholder magazine, Seyaha.

Industry Development Committees
TCA Abu Dhabi’s Industry Development Committees (IDCs) are a key component of the authority’s ever expanding ‘Partners In Progress’ stakeholder programme. Six IDCs currently meet with TCA Abu Dhabi’s Strategy team each month to identify sector challenges and opportunities, and to jointly forge solutions to stimulate progress:

  • Hospitality
  • Aviation
  • Attractions
  • Tour Operators
  • Business Tourism
  • Retail
To join a TCA Abu Dhabi IDC meeting, contact : for hotels  for Attractions for retails 

Advantage Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau’s ground breaking Advantage Abu Dhabi initiative is aimed at catalysing and seeding innovative and viable business events aligned to the Abu Dhabi Government’s 2030 Economic Vision.

Click through to the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau for more information.

Seyaha magazine
Seyaha magazine is an industry-wide publication aimed at promoting the destination to local, regional and global tour industry operators.

Over 6,000 copies are distributed quarterly, with international distribution provided by TCA Abu Dhabi’s eleven international offices. Seyaha is also distributed to every UAE embassy worldwide and is available in Etihad Airways business class lounges in Abu Dhabi, London and Frankfurt.

Click here to read the latest Seyaha.