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Key industry figures to participate in person at ATM 2021

This year’s event will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre on Sunday 16 May 2021

Prominent tourism industry figures will be participating in person at the opening session of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Global Stage 2021 – Tourism for a Brighter Future, which is being held on Sunday 16 May 2021, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The line-up includes foremost speakers, including His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, director general of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dr Taleb Rifai, former secretary-general of the United Nations’ World Tourism Organization, Scott Livermore, chief economist at Oxford Economics Middle East and Thoyyib Mohamed, managing director of Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation.

Moderated by CNN, the session will examine the critical factors that will deliver a strong, fast-paced and sustainable recovery in travel and tourism and the pivotal role the sector will play in the UAE’s overall economic growth. Other topics that will be discussed include, knowledge and cultural exchange, technological innovation and international collaboration.

Also high on the agenda is the Gulf-Israeli Ties session, which will cover the vast travel and tourism opportunities presented by bilateral agreements between the Gulf and Israel.

The four-day conference will address a broad range of topics, from travel and health, as well as dedicated forums on China, Saudi Arabia and India, plus a dedicated hotel summit, looking at the roles of hotels and the changing hospitality landscape.

ATM 2021 takes place at DWTC on Sunday 16 to Wednesday 19 May, with strategic partners including Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) as Destination Partner, Emaar Hospitality Group as Official Hotel Partner and Emirates as Official Airline PartnerTo register for ATM 2021 visit www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb/enquire.html       

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