Tourism professionals worldwide will be coming back to Dubai next week when Arabian Travel Market, which is the leading event for the travel industry in the Middle East, comes back to the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday.
The event will be welcoming over 20,000 visitors and more than 1,500 exhibiting firms during the four-day tourism showcase, which will conclude on May 12. Almost 112 nations will be featured on the show floor ranging from South Africa to Italy and Japan to Jamaica.
Industry professionals will have the chance to meet and discuss the recent trends from a cross-section of travel, including transport, technology, events, sustainability and business.
The exhibition director, ME of Arabian Travel Market, Danielle Curtis, said, “Arabian Travel Market 2022 will reiterate the significance of the travel industry as we continue to address the challenges of Covid-19 while also outlining how we push the industry forward.”
“The tourism industry has recovered incredibly well. As a result, we have seen an apparent uptick in participation, with floor space rising by over 85 per cent compared to the previous year and Middle East exhibitor space eclipsing 2019 levels. We now have the ideal opportunity to hear from industry professionals on the latest trends supporting the industry recover and succeed in many instances.”
ATM will further include in-depth buyer forums devoted to Saudi Arabia and India, live interviews with flight and hospitality experts, and feature the retrieval of ILTM Arabia with its emphasis on the lucrative luxury travel market.
The inaugural ATM Draper-Aladdin Start-up Competition, which was established this year, will witness 15 travel, tourism, and hospitality startups pitch for almost 500,000 of funding and potentially an investment of $500,000 as part of the hit TV show, Meet the Drapers.
As per the theme of this year, ‘The future of international travel and tourism’, ATM 2022 will reveal new technology that will eradicate the need for business cards and will enable exhibitors and visitors to share details, marketing material and brochures through innovative badges and scanners.