His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Aviation Authority and Senior Chairman of the Emirates Group, confirmed that “Dubai contributes in a positive and influential way to the promotion of global travel and tourism recovery, with events uniting the decision of the sector producers in the region and in the world, in preparation for the recovery of the global industry in the continuation of the Challenge that it faced during the last two years “, noted His Highness, noting the safe atmosphere provided by Dubai, which made it possible to hold these major events thanks to the success of its strategy in dealing with the consequences of the global crisis and the speed of movement to limit its effects, which was also appreciated by the continuous increase in the number of visitors. come to her from the side of the world.
This came during the inauguration of His Highness, the 29th edition of the Arabian Travel Market, the largest event in the travel and tourism sector in the Middle East, with the participation of 1500 exhibitors and representatives from 158 countries, while the event is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors from home and abroad.
On this occasion, His Highness said: “Dubai continues to affirm its leadership as an inspiring model of development, with its contributions that do not stop at the limits of its personal interest, but extend to creating positive effects in its regional reach. and global. The Arab Travel Market is one of those contributions that lasted for almost three decades. Its role is a vital platform for meeting with tourism and travel industry leaders in the region and the world, paving the way for expanding their partnership networks and discovering more opportunities for success and growth. ”
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum visited the corridors of the Arabian Travel Market exhibition, during which he was accompanied by the Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, Hilal Saeed Al-Marri and the Director of RX Global. portfolio, Vasil Zigalo, and the director of the Arab Travel Market in the Middle East, Daniel Curtis, and a number of officials and executives of the travel and tourism sector.
During his tour, His Highness was introduced to the most prominent pavilions of the exhibition, which is organized for four days at the Dubai World Trade Center until next Thursday. % compared to the 2021 market cycle, which reflects the added value of the event as a key platform to contribute to promoting the recovery of the global travel and tourism sector. His Highness also heard the explanation of the content of the virtual event of Arabian Travel Market 2022, which will be organized one week after the end of the main event, specifically during the period 17-18 May, in order to expand the circle of benefit and enabling all parties to participate in and monitor new success opportunities. The Arab Travel Market Exhibition will be held in collaboration with the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, under the slogan “The Future of International Travel and Tourism”, and the event will include many conferences and discussion sessions that will address the most important issues and topics most urgent about the reality and future of the Travel Tech International sector 40 sessions with 150 speakers.
This year ‘s edition will also witness the launch of the “Arabian Travel Market Draper – Aladdin Startup Competition”, which will be held on the global stage “Travel Tech”, during the exhibition Arabian Travel Market, through which more than 15 companies emerging from the Tourism and Hospitality Sector will have the opportunity from around the world to receive investment funds of up to half a million dollars, in addition to the opportunity to appear on the popular TV show “Tim Draper”, Meet the Drapers.
Highlights of the 2022 edition of the exhibition include “Destination Summits” that will shed light on the main source markets for tourism and the “Arival Dubai” forum, which brings together the most prominent professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector from all. worldwide to explore the next generation of trends and innovations for tourism activities within a destination. The World Business Travel Association, the world leader in business travel and meeting trade, will once again participate in ATM activities. The association will provide the latest business travel content, research and education to foster recovery and support growth in business travel.
Arab Travel Week
Arabian Travel Market 2022 is an essential part of the Arab Travel Week, which will take place for 10 days from 9 to 19 May 2022, in which exhibitions, conferences, breakfast sessions, awards, product presentations and network events. The list of strategic partners for ATM 2022 includes the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism as the destination partner, Emaar Hospitality Group as the official hotel partner and Emirates Airlines as the official airline partner.
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