Arabian Travel Market has reconfirmed that the 2021 edition of its annual showcase will go-ahead in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 16th.
With the event now just weeks away, Mark Kirby, head of hospitality with Emaar, here tells the organisers of Arabian Travel Market how important the show will be for the hospitality sector in the United Arab Emirates this year.
Ahead of the returning Arabian Travel Market, organisers Reed Exhibitions caught up with Issam Kazim, chief executive, Dubai Corporation for Tourism & Commerce Marketing, to discuss the event.
The total contribution of the travel and tourism industry in 2019 accounted for ten per cent of total GDP worldwide, highlighting its importance to the global economy.
Reed Exhibitions has announced the return of Arabian Travel Week (ATW), with the event set to take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between May 16th-26th.
The latest data analysis produced by YouGov for Reed Exhibitions has revealed that 46 per cent of luxury travellers in the Middle East are planning to travel internationally at some stage during 2021.
Arabian Travel Market is expecting an influx of exhibitors and visitors from Israel as the destination joins a major Middle Eastern show for the first time.
The show, which went online for the first time earlier this year, will take place from Sunday, May 16th until Wednesday, May 19th at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The final day of ATM Virtual saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector.