Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 will commence on April 24, for a four-day exhibition of business networking opportunities, seminars and ministerial discussions.
The event is set to welcome over 2,600 exhibitors and approximately 30,000 visitors from over 150 countries.
ATM 2017 will feature an impressive lineup of participants, including ILTM Arabia, which will play host to one-on-one, prescheduled appointments between suppliers of luxury products and destinations from around the world to an audience of high net-worth individuals.
The UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum will make a comeback this year, uniting more than 20 ministers with industry leaders in the MENA region to consider methods of capitalising on tourism growth and building a sustainable ecosystem for the sector to unlock its potential within each country’s national agenda.
Further popular themes headlining this year’s event will include the Wellness and Spa Lounge, Travel Agent Academy, Buyers Club and the Bloggers Speed Networking events.
A number of seminars are set to take place, starting with the opening session of this year’s event on the Global Stage, which will look at the role Expo 2020 will play in delivering the UAE Government’s long-term vision for economic diversification.
CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Dubai, Issam Kazim commented: “ATM serves as a platform to highlight the factors behind Dubai’s appeal to a diverse range of travellers, as the emirate continues to drive tourism growth in line with our Tourism Vision for 2020. We are looking forward to showcasing Dubai’s ever-evolving destination proposition to the international travel trade community during the event.”
Also speaking of the event was CEO, Emaar Hospitality Group, Olivier Harnisch: “As the Official Hotel Partner of this global event, we will underline the differentials of our properties and our focus on value creation in managing mixed-use projects, which set us apart. ATM is a strong demonstration of Dubai’s international appeal as a tourism and hospitality hub, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world to our dedicated pavilion.”