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Arabian Travel Market set to open next week in Dubai

The region’s leading travel industry event will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre on 9 May

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre on 9 May, welcoming 20,000 visitors and more than 1,500 exhibiting companies during the four-day tourism showcase.

This year’s event will see 112 countries featured on the show floor. Industry professionals will also have the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest trends from a cross-section of travel, including technology, transport, sustainability, events and business.

Arabian Travel Market exhibition director ME Danielle Curtis said: “Arabian Travel Market 2022 will reiterate the importance of the travel industry as we continue to address the challenges of Covid-19 while also outlining how we drive the industry forward.

“The tourism industry has rebounded incredibly well. As a result, we have seen a clear uptick in participation, with floor space increasing by over 85% compared to the previous year and Middle East exhibitor space eclipsing 2019 levels. We now have the perfect opportunity to hear from industry professionals on the latest trends helping the industry recover and flourish in many instances.”

ATM 2022 will take place from 9 - 12 May ATM 2022 will take place from 9-12 May

In line with this year’s theme of ‘The future of international travel and tourism’, ATM 2022 will unveil new technology that will eliminate the need for business cards and allow exhibitors and visitors to share details, brochures and marketing material via scanners and badges.

Underscoring the technology focus is the revamped ATM Travel Tech event, previously called Travel Forward. A host of sessions will take place, including the vision for NEOM and destination development’s strategy for creating memorable experiences by its managing director of tourism Andrew McEvoy. Elsewhere on the agenda, Emaar Entertainment CEO Zeina Dagher  will look at the future of visitor attractions, traveller trends and what’s next in distribution, attraction tech and the guest experience.

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This year’s event will be held in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre and its strategic partners include Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) as the Destination Partner, Emirates as the Official Airline Partner and Emaar Hospitality Group as the Official Hotel Partner. 

ATM 2022 will take place from 9–12 May and will be followed by the third instalment of ATM Virtual, which will take place on 17-18 May.

For more information, visit www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html

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