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Travel professionals to converge on ATM

Arabian Travel Market opens on 9thMay and will welcome travel, tourism, and cargo professionals from around the world.

Representatives from logistics, cargo, and travel sectors will descend on Dubai next week when ATM, prestigious travel event in the Middle East, returns to Dubai World Trade Centre on 9 May.

The tourism industry has rebounded well. As a result, we have seen a clear uptick in participation, with floor space increasing by 85% compared to the previous year and ME exhibitor space eclipsing pre-pandemic levels Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME, ATM

- Abigail Mathias

Now in its 29th year, Arabian Travel Market (ATM), is the international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals.

The event is expected to unveil sophisticated technology that will eliminate the need for business cards and allow exhibitors and visitors to share details, brochures and marketing material via innovative scanners and badges.

This year’s theme is ‘The future of international travel and tourism.’ Further underscoring the technology focus is the revamped and rebranded ATM Travel Tech event, previously called Travel Forward. A host of exciting sessions will take place, including the vision for the NEOM and its strategy for creating memorable experiences by Andrew McEvoy, MD, Tourism, NEOM. NEOM is an acronym where the tourism of tomorrow meets authenticity and gives travellers a real opportunity to see the unseen.

ATM will also include in-depth buyer forums dedicated to India and Saudi Arabia, live interviews with aviation and hospitality experts and feature the return of ILTM Arabia with its focus on the lucrative luxury travel market.

ATM Dubai stand – ATM will see 1,300 exhibitors from around the world showcasing various aspects of air travel and cargo companies.

Capitalising on the growth of regional tourism investment, the ITIC-ATM Middle East Summit—hosted jointly by ATM and the International Tourism Investment Conference (ITIC)—will give access to project finance in the post-COVID-19 and include a high-profile ministerial sessions.

Building on the success of ATM’s hybrid approach during the ongoing pandemic, this year’s in-person event will be followed by the third instalment of ATM Virtual, which will take place from 17 to 18 May. ATM will conclude on 12 May.

The event showcases over 1,300 exhibiting companies from 62 countries across nine halls at Dubai World Trade Centre last year, with attendees from more than 110 countries over four days.

More than 20,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibiting companies will take part during the four-day travel and logistics showcase. As many as 112 nations will be featured on the show floor. Industry professionals will have the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest trends from a cross-section of transportation angles including technology, transport, warehousing, sustainability, events and business.


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