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ATM 2021 attracts international attendees despite travel restrictions

A total of 62 source and outbound markets will be represented at this year’s event

This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM)will see a total 62 countries represented on the exhibition floor. The event, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, is the region’s largest travel and tourism trade show.

Now in its 28th year, ATM will welcome key exhibitors from inbound and outbound markets, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UK, China, Germany, Russia, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Maldives, the Philippines, Thailand and the US.

Commenting on the international interest in the event,  Arabian Travel Market exhibition director middle east Danielle Curtis said: “This is an impressive response from travel and tourism organisations across all travel sectors, given the various travel restrictions in place around the world, and provides a major boost for the travel industry in the Middle East.

“The Maldives has done exceptionally well in 2021 so far, welcoming over 200,000 visitors in the first two months of the year. It is one of the top destinations for UAE travellers and to cope with the increased demand Emirates announced in March that it was increasing its services over the Easter holidays, offering customers 28 weekly flights to Malé, up from the scheduled 24 weekly flights,” she added.

Many destinations participating in ATM this year, will be hoping to attract GCC visitors in the second half of this year. Countries such as the Maldives will have a significant presence at ATM, as well as perennial favourites such as Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Greece, Italy and Switzerland.   

Dubai has a wide range of precautionary measures in place to ensure the safety of travellers and was awarded a ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

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