Arabian Travel Market 2022 highlights India as the largest source market for inbound travel in the GCC

Dubai- The tourism sector in India will be a major focus for delegates, exhibitors and attendees at the Arabian Travel Market, which will be held at the World Trade Center in Dubai from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 May, due to the scale of top of questions about Indian flights. for the UAE and Egypt on the one hand and the country that maintains its leadership as the largest A source market in Dubai on the other.

With India’s travel industry expected to absorb 29 million trips abroad each year by 2025, according to an analysis by Global Data and, which predicts that the overseas tourism market will exceed $ 42 billion by the end of 2024, the Arab Travel Market will offer 2022 is a perfect opportunity at the right time to explore the future opportunities and the great potential offered by the travel, tourism and hospitality sector of the country.

Data from the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai show that India ranked first in the list of export markets for the Emirate of Dubai for 2021, with 910,000 visitors, and the demand for research for short-term destinations, including: Abu Dhabi , Dubai and Egypt witnessed a significant increase of 30% among Indian tourists, according to Thomas Cook (India).

On this occasion, Danielle Curtis, director of the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in the Middle East, commented: “The spread of the pandemic has had a significant impact on the travel sector in India, but with the ongoing global recovery and recovery of the industry. after the pandemic, it seems that Indian tourists are inclined to return to their favorite destinations in the East. The Middle East and we are very excited to explore the great potential of this vital resource market as part of our dedicated customer forum at ATM 2022. ”

The influx of tourists traveling from India to the UAE has seen a 50% increase recently, with FS Global issuing 40,000 visas since Dubai reopened its borders in the wake of the pandemic, and attendees, exhibitors and delegates to ATM 2022 will have through Dedicated exclusively to India, the Buyers Forum is a great opportunity to explore the country’s tourism, travel and hospitality industry, explore current and future trends and explore ways destinations across the Middle East can enter this important resource market.

A discussion panel entitled “Indian Traveler: Shaping the Global Recovery Chain” was organized with TravTalk India, which will highlight the stifled demand for travel within the massive travel sector outside India, moderated by Mr. Sanjeet, founder and CEO of DG Group DB and Buzz Travel Marketing, the session will feature knowledge from experts: Gal Kalpesh Shah, Managing Director of Travel Designer Group and Sandeep Dwivedi, COO of InterGlobe Technology Quotient Pvt Ltd.

ATM 2022 will also host a number of prominent exhibitors from India, including India Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board, ITC Hotels, Le Passage India Tours and Travels, Vervotech Solutions, Qtech Software, TI Infotech and WebEngage / Webclipper Technologies among others. other exhibitors.

Flights to and from India, coinciding with the reopening of Indian airspace, have now reached 3,250 flights a week from 66 airlines, and only Emirates Airlines has now returned to the same number of flights that were before the pandemic, as it operates 170 weekly flights. in nine cities, which underscores the importance of the Indian market to the region.

Curtis added, “ATM 2022 will provide the ideal platform to explore joint collaborations between the tourism sectors in the GCC and India, and to identify opportunities for the development of domestic travel in the future.”

In addition to the dedicated India Forum, ATM 2022 will present several panel discussions highlighting the booming tourism sector in Saudi Arabia.

Now in its 29th year, the live version of the exhibition will be held in collaboration with the World Trade Center in Dubai and the Tourism and Commerce Marketing Department in Dubai from Monday 9 May to Thursday 12 May 2022 based on of Dubai World Trade. Center, and a virtual version of the event will be held again Similar to the 2021 edition of the exhibition next week of its participation version on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th May 2022.

Highlights of the 2022 edition will include Destination Summits that will highlight the major resource markets of Saudi Arabia, China and India, and the Arival Dubai Forum, which brings together the world’s leading travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from all over the world to explore the next generation of trends and innovations for tourism activities within a single destination.

ATM 2022 will also host dedicated summits on the global stage, highlighting the aviation, hospitality, sports and retail sectors, and a special symposium on hospitality investments, and the World Association of Business Travel, the leading travel organizations business and trade meetings, will Once again participate .. In the world in the Arabian Travel Market, where the Global Business Travel Association will present the latest content of business travel, research and education to foster recovery and for support growth in business travel.

Arabian Travel Market 2022 will once again be an essential part of the Arab Travel Week, which will take place over 10 days from 9 to 19 May 2022, which will include exhibitions, conferences, breakfast sessions, awards, product presentations and network events held.

The UAE remains one of the safest countries in the world, despite the recent outbreak of the Omicron mutant in connection with the recording of consistently low levels of cases and strict measures to ensure the safety of tourism and travel procedures at every stage, starting from arrival at departure. and the Emirate of Dubai, like its neighboring Emirates, is committed Maintaining the highest standards of hygiene and safety, the World Travel and Tourism Council praised the successful management of the pandemic and gave the city the stamp of safe travel based on strict procedures of the city and public health and safety protocols.

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