Grand Hyatt Hosts ATM Buyers

One of the Gulf’s largest and most sophisticated conference hotels,
Grand Hyatt Dubai, has recently become the official hosted buyer hotel
for Arabian Travel Market 2005, the Middle East’s premier travel
and tourism exhibition, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from
May 3-6.Grand Hyatt Dubai, which boasts 674 guest rooms and suites, will host
70 top regional and international travel industry buyers, including
contractors from the lucrative meetings, incentive, conventions and
exhibitions (MICE) sector.

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“This property is ideal for our well established hosted buyer programme
being as it is in a city centre setting, close to the Dubai World Trade
Centre, and with extensive convention facilities which can be showcased
to the MICE contingent,” said Vicky Crane, Marketing Manager, Overseas
Events Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), which organises ATM.

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The ATM hosted buyer programme allows exhibitors to meet the industry
contractors in one-to-one appointment sessions.

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Peter Fulton, Regional Director and General Manager, Grand Hyatt Dubai
said: “This is an important opportunity for Grand Hyatt Dubai as it
provides us with a sterling opportunity to showcase our extensive
meeting and leisure facilities to an important audience of industry
influencers.”

“The region, and Dubai in particular, is becoming increasingly
recognised on the international meetings and travel circuit as offering
some top-class venues and destinations and hosting top international
buyers will enable us to stay ahead of the competition.”

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The hosted buyers will this year be welcomed to the largest ATM ever
with exhibition floor space being increased 20% on last year to 14,200
square metres.

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“The exhibition is now 94 per cent sold out,” added Crane. “The Middle
East is experiencing growth across the travel and tourism industry with
new airlines being launched and existing carriers opening up new
routes.Ê Also, the extensive development of new tourism and leisure
projects and destinations are underway and we expect that to be
reflected in the size of ATM 2005.

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“The hosted buyers, and indeed every visitor to the show, will
encounter numerous new business opportunities.”
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