Dubai promotes global travel and tourism recovery

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Supreme Chairman of the Emirates Group, affirmed that Dubai contributes in a positive and influential way to the promotion of global travel and tourism recovery, with events uniting the decision – the producers of the sector in the region and in the world, in preparation for the recovery of the global industry in the continuation of the challenge it faced. During the last two years, His Excellency appreciated the safe atmosphere offered by Dubai, which enabled the of these major events thanks to the success of its strategy in coping with the consequences of the global crisis and the speed of action to limit its effects, which was also appreciated by the continuous increase in the number of international visitors coming to it from different parts . 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 for almost three decades continued its role. As 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, accompanied by HE Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Economy and Tourism Department in Dubai, Vasyl Zigallo, Director of RX Global Portfolio, and Danielle Curtis, Director of the Arab Travel Market in the Middle East and a number of officials and executives in the travel and tourism sector.

During his tour, His Highness learned about the most prominent pavilions of the exhibition, which is being organized for four days at the World Trade Center in Dubai until Thursday, May 12, while getting acquainted with the most important developments that took place in exhibition in this session, the most important of which is the increase of its area by 85 percent Compared to the market cycle of 2021, which reflects the added value of the event as a key platform to contribute to promoting the recovery of global travel and tourism sector.

His Highness also heard an explanation for 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 2022 in order to expand the circle of benefit and enable all parties to participate and monitor new opportunities for success.

The Arabian Travel Market 2022 will be held in collaboration with the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, under the slogan “The Future of International Travel and Tourism.” The World Travel Tech Theater has 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 Travel Tech stage during the Arabian Travel Market 2022, through which more than 15 start-up companies from the tourism and hospitality sector from around the world will have the opportunity to receive an investment financing of up to half a million US dollars plus the opportunity to appear in the popular TV show Tim Draper Meet the Drapers.

Highlights of the 2022 edition of the exhibition include the “Destination Summits” which will highlight the main source markets for tourism and the “Arrival Dubai” forum, which brings together the most prominent professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality sector from the whole world. to explore the next generation of trends and innovations for tourism activities within the destination. The World Business Travel Association, the world’s leading organization in the field of business travel and trade meetings, will again participate in the activities of the Arabian Travel Market 2022, as the association will provide the latest business travel content, research and education to spur recovery and 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 in 10 days from 9 to 19 May 2022, in which exhibitions, conferences, breakfast sessions, awards, product presentations and networking events.

The list of strategic partners for Arabian Travel Market 2022 includes the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai as the destination partner, Emaar Hospitality Group as the official hotel partner and Emirates Airlines as the official airline partner.

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