Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed Danielle Curtis as regional exhibition director – Middle East.
Curtis will now oversee RTE’s annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) and IBTM Arabia events, as well as all associated projects across the region.
The Australian national brings over 15 years of experience in the events industry to her new role, previously serving as the events manager for IBTM Arabia and contract exhibition manager for ATM.
Curtis said: “The travel and tourism industry in the Middle East is growing at an exponential rate, especially in the GCC countries, as they look to diversify their economies away from hydrocarbon receipts. In the UAE, with the run up to Expo 2020, Dubai is forecasting 132,000 hotel rooms will be operational by the end of 2019, while visitor numbers are now growing beyond 16 million annually.”