From left to right: Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, IHG Hotels & Resorts; HE Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, part of DET; Vasyl Zhygalo, Managing Director, RX Middle East / Portfolio Director WTM and IBTM, RX; Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director for the Middle East, Arabian Travel Market; and Adnan Kazim, Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates.
Arabian Travel Market to welcome over 2,000 exhibitors, representatives from more than 150 countries and an expected 34,000 attendees to Dubai
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023 is ready to welcome the global travel, tourism and hospitality community to the UAE from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May. The 30th edition of the show will host over 2,000 exhibitors, representatives from more than 150 countries and an anticipated 34,000 attendees.
Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this year’s conference will once again form a central component of the UAE’s annual Arabian Travel Week.
Exhibitor participation in ATM 2023 has risen by 27% compared to last year’s event, with growth registered across all show sectors. These include regional upticks for the Middle East, representation for which will be 24% larger than in 2022, Europe (17% larger), Asia (15% larger) and Africa (8.5% larger). The event’s Travel Tech and hotels sectors have also witnessed sizeable year-on-year growth, expanding by 62% and 37.5%, respectively.
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To mark its 30th edition, ATM will be unveiling a dedicated sustainability pledge that has been designed to reinforce RX’s commitment to the delivery of sustainable events through the use of environmentally friendly materials, the elimination of single-use plastics and other forward-thinking initiatives. In addition to setting out the show’s journey towards net zero, this pledge will be accompanied by a new playbook, which offers participants a framework within which to mitigate their environmental impact before, during and after the event.
In addition to sustainability, the ATM Global Stage will host a variety of sessions focused on hotels and hospitality; aviation and transport; meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE); business travel; investment; responsible tourism; workforce diversification; and emerging segments such as attractions, cruises, wellness and cultural tourism.
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