Arab travelers to Gulf Cooperation Council aim to create new travel experiences, according to experts at Arabian Travel Market 2022

Speaking during the second day of the Arabian Travel Market 2022 in Dubai, D / A, the main consumer intelligence platform, stressed the important role that travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries should play in promoting the recovery and recovery of the sector of tourism.

The UAE and Saudi Arabia top the MENA region list, as travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries plan to travel

The company uses artificial intelligence technology to measure consumer confidence among more than 100 million Arabic data points in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

Dubai, UAE: Arab travelers from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries eagerly await travel experiences, according to research unveiled yesterday by D / A, the main consumer intelligence platform, during the second day of ATM 2022 .

The research is based on an analysis of more than four million social media posts and comments by more than two million Arabic-speaking users on the GCC, where the number of travel-related conversations and posts increased by 110% and 151%, respectively. between 2019 and 2021.

Speaking on the global ATM scene, Paul Kelly, Managing Partner of D / A, said: “Travel-related talk has grown to more than 1.3 million by 2021, underscoring

Arabic language in GCC countries to travel regardless of age or nationality. “We are finally witnessing the emergence of repressed demand over the last two years, which coincides with the reopening of borders, the return of flights to pre-pandemic levels and the lifting of restrictions.”

Travelers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries play a vital role in the recovery of tourism, due to their great purchasing power.

According to the World Tourism Organization, travelers from GCC countries spend 6.5 times more than the global average, with 40% of GCC travelers spending more than AED 36,700 on their last trip to Europe and travelers from Saudi Arabia reportedly spending more for travel. globally.

Kelly added, “Generally, when it comes to the GCC traveler, conversations refer to planning new travel experiences. A new travel experience is at the top of the wish list for those planning to travel soon, which is a big change from what we have seen in the last two years.

In terms of holiday and vacation preference, the consensus was on travel and discovering new experiences, which many have been unable to do in the last two years due to the pandemic outbreak, with younger age groups eager to buy and go. in local restaurants, while the older groups focused on staying close to Nature and relaxing.

Traveler-preferred vacation destinations by GCC followed Google’s global trend, which saw a sharp increase in “staycation” search terms in 2020, which was the number of people from GCC looking to take an in-house vacation.

According to D / A research, the UAE was the most popular destination in the MENA region, followed by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Qatar.

In Europe, the UK was the most popular destination, followed by France, Germany and Italy with Switzerland making the top five.

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.

Organized by Reed Exhibitions in collaboration with the World Trade Center in Dubai and the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism, the Arabian Travel Market 2022 will focus on the topic of “The Future of International Travel and Tourism”, highlighting the industry growth trajectory, like travel and tourism. professionals address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Other key events that will take place during the 29th edition of the Arabian Travel Market 2022 from 9-12 May at the World Trade Center in Dubai include: Travel Tech, formerly known as Travel Forward and ILTM Arabia.

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For more information about the Arabian Travel Market exhibition, please click on the link below:

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About the Arab Travel Market: In its twenty-ninth year, the Arab Travel Market “Al Multaqa” exhibition continues its pioneering role in the Middle East, as a global event specializing in the travel and tourism sector in this region that is experiencing ever-changing. The exhibition is also a major center for ideas convergence and launch

Initiatives that contribute to the development of this industry, and at the same time offer a great opportunity to attract innovative companies and open wide horizons for business opportunities.

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The next edition of the Arabian Travel Market exhibition in its live version will be held from Monday 09 to Thursday 12 May 2022 at the World Trade Center in Dubai and in its virtual version on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May 2022

About Arab Travel Week:

Arab Travel Week is a comprehensive event that includes the Arab Travel Market 2022 and the virtual Arab Travel Market 2021 event, and will witness the creation of major exhibitions, the Dubai Arrival Forum (Academy of Travel Agents), Impact Day of ATM Social Media. and digital influencer accelerator sessions Arab Travel Focus on key topics of interest to the travel and tourism industry in the Middle East and North Africa and shoppers’ forums dedicated to major resource markets for tourists in each of them: Saudi Arabia, China and India, over a full week.

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WTM Global Hub: is the new WTM portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals worldwide. The resource center provides the latest guidance and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry meet the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic.

The WTM portfolio uses its global network of experts to create content for the hub.

For more information, please visit: arabic-https: //hub.wtm.com/ar/home/

About Reed International: Exhibitions Reed is a global leader in data-driven and digital-driven events, with more than 400 year-round events in 22 countries around the world in 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants.

Our events combine expertise, big data, and technology to help clients connect face-to-face or digitally to make deals and earn billions of dollars in economic development projects for local markets and national economies worldwide. . prepare red

The exhibition is part of the RELX Group, a global leader in providing information solutions to clients specializing in a range of industries and sectors. mwww.reedexhibitions.co

About the RELX range:

Relax Group is a leading global provider of information-based analytics and decision-making tools to professional and commercial clients in various sectors, industries and companies. The group serves clients in more than 180 countries and has offices in approximately 40 countries. The company has more than 33,000 employees, about half of whom are in North America. The shares of PLC RELX, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following stock symbols: REL London :; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. The group’s market value is about 33 33 billion, equivalent to € 39 billion or US $ 47 billion.

Note: The current market value can be seen at the following link: https://www.relx.com/investors/investor overview

About WTM The World Travel Market Portfolio (WTM) includes leading corporate events on four continents, with deals over $ 7.5 billion. Among the most prominent of these events and activities:

World Travel Week in London: is the all-inclusive event for event organizers and visitors to shape the travel industry’s next twelve months together. The Event Festival supports the global travel and tourism industry by covering the news and promoting connections with the industry.

Next event: Friday 29 October to Friday 5 November 2021

For more information please visit https://londontravelweek.wtm.com/

WTM London: The world’s leading three-day event for the travel industry attracting nearly 50,000 senior travel and tourism professionals, government officials and global media to gather at ExCeL London (the largest international exhibition and conference center in London) Every November, the fair creates deals and contracts worth over 71 3.71 billion in the travel sector.

The next live edition of this exhibition will be held from Monday 01 to Wednesday 03 November 2022 at Excel London.

This exhibition will also be held in its next virtual version from Monday 08 to Tuesday 09 November 2022 via the internet

For more information, please visit: on.wtm.com/http://lond

WTM Virtual Edition: The new WTM virtual platform was created with the aim of allowing delegates from all over the world to organize virtual virtual meetings and conclude possible agreements, in addition to attending virtual conferences and roundtables, attending faster and longer communication sessions a lot.

WTM Latin America: Attracts around 19,000 participants, including 11,586 experts and professionals. This exhibition, which takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, attracts the most prominent actors in the tourism and travel sector worldwide, including buyers and travel agents, with the aim of discussing, negotiating and discovering the latest developments in the industry. .

The exhibition will be held in its new session from Tuesday 05 to Thursday 07 April 2022 at the Expo Norte Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, please visit: http://latinamerica.wtm.com/.

WTM Africa: This exhibition was first launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is attended by about 6000 experts from the travel and tourism industry in Africa. The fair is a mix of buyers, media, pre-arranged meetings and communication between visitors.

This exhibition will take place in its next edition from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 April 2021 at the International Convention Center in Cape Town in Cape Town.

For more information, please visit: http://africa.wtm.com/

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