The region’s leading travel industry showcase, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2018, is beginning its 25th edition today in Dubai. The market takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre, and it will showcase the largest exhibition of regional and global hotel brands in the history of ATM, with hotels comprising 20% of the total show area.
Building on the success of last year’s exhibition, where more than 39,000 industry professionals agreed on deals worth US$2.5bn; ATM 2018 will welcome over 2,500 confirmed exhibitors including 65 national pavilions.
More than 100 new exhibitors are making their ATM debut this year, including Visit Finland, Guizhou Province of China, Hungarian Tourism Agency Ltd, Polish Tourist Organisation, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dubai Municipality Leisure Facilities Department, Yas Experiences, Indigo Airlines, Kurdistan Tourism, Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office and Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration to name a few.
In celebration of ATM’s 25th year, there will be a series of seminar sessions looking back on how tourism has changed and developed in the MENA region over the last quarter of a century and also forecasting what lies ahead for the industry over the next 25 years. Moreover, the show will feature four days of business networking opportunities and advice clinics as well as a full programme of insightful seminar sessions including Halal Tourism, Travel Technology, Aviation, Instagram, and Airbnb.