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ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET

( 1 May 2023 - 4 May 2023 )
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
Location: UAE , Dubai

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Covid-19 Update

Reed Exhibitions Ltd. UK has announced that Arabian Travel Market 2023 will take place as a live event. The event will occur between 01.05.2023 - 04.05.2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Strict Covid-19 safety protocols will be put in place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The health and safety measures will include the following:

  • Attendants must pre-register online using the designated online portals. This is necessary to avoid congestions and for contact tracing purposes. When entering the venue, they should present their badge or ticket. They should also display valid documents showing their health status. Valid documents include negative test results, recovery documents and vaccination certificates. Recovery documents must be between 3 and 6 months old. 
  • All attendants should wear facemasks, in areas such as the exhibition halls. They should also maintain a social distance of 2 metres. Additionally, they should avoid physical forms of networking, such as handshakes. Likewise, they should avoid the distribution of onsite literature. Alternatives that they can use include QR codes. 
  • All venue areas, particularly high traffic ones, will receive regular disinfection. This applies to before, during and after the end of the event. The disinfection will include overnight hall sanitation, and regular high touch area cleaning. 
  • The exhibition grounds will feature changes. These include aisles with a width of 2.5 metres for 1-way traffic and 4 metres for 2-way traffic. Floors will include specialised markings to remind about social distancing. There will also be specialised signs to remind about the wearing of masks. Exhibition hall and meeting room capacities will change. These will adhere to the social distancing principle of 1 person per 4m2 gross. 

Participants should note that they will be required to show upon arrival in the UAE documents such as proof of recovery due to the travel restrictions.

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Arabian Travel Market or ATM is among the leading platforms for the tourism and travel industries. It is one of the main meeting hubs for professionals working in the sectors. ATM allows professionals to showcase their brand and learn about new market opportunities. The Arabian Travel Market is a trade fair that takes place every year in May. Its hosting location is the Dubai World Trade Centre. 

Business Profile of the Event

ATM is among the meeting hubs for tourism and travelling industry professionals. This includes innovative travel technology providers, tour operators, and travel agents. Wholesalers and private travel arrangement experts additionally attend. It is also the location for meeting marketing agents and professional conference organisers. Additionally, the trade fair gathers professionals who operate in/with: 

  • Accommodation
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Apartment Rentals
  • Bed & Breakfast/Guest House
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Camping/Caravans
  • Car Rentals
  • City Convention Bureaus
  • Coach Companies
  • Venues
  • Event Support Services
  • Golf Resorts
  • Group Travels
  • Heritage Sites
  • Hotel Chains
  • Resorts
  • IT/Technology Companies
  • Museums
  • Tourism Organisations
  • Press/Media
  • Private Gaming Reserves
  • Museums
  • Tourism Organisations
  • Press/Media
  • Private Gaming Reserves
  • Private Villas
  • Reservation Systems
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Spas
  • Trade Associations
  • Trains/Rail
  • Cruise Lines
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Event Management Companies
  • Private Villas
  • Hotel Chains
  • Resorts
  • IT/Technology Companies
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Theme Parks

Central Hotels, VisitFlorida, and In Time Travels attend ATM. Sabre Hospitality Solutions, Zeeyarah, TripCreator and Bluebird Auto Rental Systems also visit ATM. 

What Was New for Arabian Travel Market 2022?

The Arabian Travel Market 2022 was in a hybrid format. The in-person aspect of the event took place between 8.05 and 11.05.2022. The virtual edition occurred between 17.05 and 18.05.2022. Show highlights included destination summits with a focus on vital source markets. Among them are Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, and India. 

Travel Forward focused on the latest hospitality and travel technology. ATM also hosted a dedicated conference summit on the Global Stage. These highlighted aviation, hotel, special hospitality investment, sports, and retail tourism topics. 

The Global Business Travel Association once again participated in the conference agenda. It presented the latest information about business travel, research, and education. Sustainability, training, equity in health and education were also focus topics. 

Did You Know? 

ATM allows professionals to complete several vital goals. Among them is generating new sales leads and networking with leading decisions makers. Furthermore, the fair allows specialists to strengthen existing business relationships. It also allows them to gather information about the latest innovations. Arabian Travel Market additionally permits attendees to gain recognition and increase brand awareness. Also, it provides professionals with an opportunity to expand their specialist knowledge.

Arabian Travel Market is an international fair with a diverse support programme. Among the main events on the agenda is the exhibition, which presents over 3,000 products. Such include innovative travel technologies, tourist destinations and attractions, airline routes, and accommodation. This allows attendants to learn about the latest trends and innovations. It additionally provides an opportunity to examine new products and make onsite purchases. The exhibition also enables gaining recognition and networking. 

ATM also features a diverse range of conferences and summits. This allows professionals to gain recognition, expand their knowledge and network. One of the leading conference events is Travel Forward. It is the location where professionals can meet novel technology and solution providers. The Travel Forward consists of 3 sub-areas. These include an exhibition, the Start-up Showcase, and the Travel Forward Theatre. The exhibition is the location for examining the latest travel technologies. Such include new smartphone applications, novel software programmes and others. 

The Start-up Showcase is a valuable sub-event that can help young professionals. It is a forum that provides start-ups with a location for gaining recognition. The location allows them to pitch against their peers and network with investors. During the Showcase, they can present their novelties before a panel of judges. The panel then selects 3 companies to showcase before the whole audience. The audience selects the winner, who will receive a one-of-a-kind prize via a live voting system. Service "tokens", mentoring, or financial help are some of the prizes. Start-up companies should be no more than 48 months. They also should have received no more than 2 million dollars of funding. 

The Travel Forward Theatre is the location for presenting valuable insights. This is done through a series of lectures. Each session has a leading industry expert as its lecturer or moderator. Topics at the Theatre include:

  • Connectivity and Integration AR/VR/AI
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Investing
  • Start-ups
  • Latest Market Trends and Research Customer Experience
  • Payment Solutions
  • Chatbots, Machine Learning and Robotics
  • Engagement and Personalisation
  • Blogging & Social Media
  • Blockchain
  • Hospitality Technology
  • Digital Marketing and Mobile Strategies
  • CRM and Loyalty Dynamic Packaging
  • Distribution, Reservations, and Customer Acquisition
  • Big Data and Analytics

The Theatre receives professionals such as hotel chain professionals and OTAs. Additionally, infrastructure partners and technology providers visit the location. 

Another conference event of interest is the ARIVAL [email protected] It allows attendees to learn about the latest ways to create in-destination experiences. It consists of webinars focused on the current and future tours/attraction trends. Additionally, attendants can learn about means to grow their business. This includes using marketing, technologies, thought leadership ideas, distribution, and executive-level connections. The webinars can include exclusive research presentations hosted by leading CEOs. Also, attendees can take part in roundtable discussions on key trends and challenges. They can additionally attend best-practice sessions and listen to interviews with senior executives.

Another conference event of interest is the ATM Buyers' Club. It serves as a forum for senior industry members with direct purchasing responsibility. This includes tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents, and private travel arrangers. The Club provides opportunities to network with other professionals, including discussing business. This allows attendees to expand their supplier network and find new customers. This is due to the Club including a dedicated Buyer's Club Lounge. The Lounge allows professionals to host meetings with potential suppliers and customers. 

Arabian Travel Market is a must-attend event for professionals who operate in/with: 

  • Accommodation
  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Apartment Rentals
  • Bed & Breakfast/Guest House
  • Boutique Hotels
  • Camping/Caravans
  • Car Rentals
  • City Convention Bureaus
  • Coach Companies
  • Venues
  • Cruise Lines
  • Destination Management Companies
  • Event Management Companies
  • Event Support Services
  • Golf Resorts
  • Group Travels
  • Heritage Sites
  • Hotel Chains
  • Resorts
  • IT/Technology Companies
  • Land Travels
  • Museums
  • Tourism Organisations
  • Press/Media
  • Private Gaming Reserves
  • Private Villas
  • Reservation Systems
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Spas
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Theme Parks
  • Trade Associations
  • Trains/Rail
  • Travel Agencies.

Your Hotel Room in Dubai

Invest in your business trip with hotel accommodation selected for your specific needs. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd works with you to send you hotels in Dubai with an ideal location and price tag. This allows you to select the hotel offers that work best for you. Such as placing you near Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. We have long worked with large groups, so you can query for parties of twenty people and more. The entire registration process takes up to a day, and you leave all details to us. Also, Travel 2 Fairs ltd assists with logistics as well. You can request a rent-a-car or an airport transfer in both directions, whether it is private or shared.

Logistics 

ATM is an annual trade show that takes place for 4 days at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Reed Exhibitions Limited organises the event with the help of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. Visiting hours vary, with the first day having an attendance window between 11 am and 6 pm. For the second and third days, attendees can visit between 10 am and 6 pm. For the fourth and final day, attendants can take part in the event between 10 am and 5 pm.

The Dubai World Trade Centre is conveniently located within Dubai. For example, it is accessible from the city’s airport via a 30-minute tram commute. Additionally, you can access the venue in about 35 minutes from the city centre via bus. Dubai is an international city that is easy to navigate. This is due to public transport stations, including detailed maps. Such maps contain all available travelling routes. You can opt to use different modes of public transport such as trains, metros, buses, and taxis. Commuting times vary from 15 to 90 minutes. For instance, travelling from the airport to the city centre would take 30 minutes. Dubai is a metropolis with a wealth of accommodation and dining options. For example, you can choose to rest at 2-to 5-star hotels. Additionally, there are rental apartments in many areas of the city. There are also many restaurants, bars, clubs, and other eateries. When staying in Dubai, consider booking at the Bar Dubai or Dubai Marina. The Alpha Hidi and Dubai Creek areas are also good resting locations.

Audience and Statistics

ATM is a trade fair that receives a high number of attendants from the travel and tourism industry. For instance, despite the travel restrictions, the 2021 edition received over 21600 attendees. The 2019 edition likewise received around 40 000 attendees from 150 nations. Among the countries that attend the fair are:

  • Cyprus
  • Montenegro
  • Turkey
  • Malaysia
  • South Africa
  • Jordan
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Greece
  • Thailand
  • Canada
  • Bahrain
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Austria
  • India
  • The Maldives
  • The United Arab Emirates
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ethiopia
  • Israel
  • Poland
  • The United Kingdom
  • Mauritius
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Uzbekistan
  • Japan
  • Georgia
  • Italy
  • The Philippines
  • Estonia
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Indonesia
  • Azerbaijan
  • South Korea
  • Oman
  • The United States
  • Kenya

Past Editions

2021 edition

The 2021 edition of the trade show was the first hybrid event in the history of the Arabian Travel Market. It consisted of an in-person event and a complementing digital platform. Such a change was necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event took place between 16.05.2021 and 19.05.2021. The live aspect of the fair had strict health protocols in place. Despite the travel restrictions in place, the event received many attendants. Over 21,600 attendees from 110 countries visited the live aspect of the event. The digital section of the fair also received a high number of visitors. The platform registered 30,790 profiles. Around 20,000 face-to-face virtual meetings took place. The conference programme registered over 6,600 views. ATM 2021 was the first and largest in-person tourist industry event to occur since the pandemic began. The edition was a resounding success and showed that the sector is ready to restart. It also showed that the industry can safely conduct such restarts during the pandemic.

2022 edition

The 2022 edition of ATM was the second edition to take place as a hybrid event. Like the 2021 edition, it featured an in-person aspect held at the DWTC and a complementary digital platform. The live aspect of the event was held amidst strict Covid-19 safety measures, such as the 3G entry policy and social distancing. Despite the ongoing restrictions, including the travel limitations, the event received a high number of participants. Over 30,000 participants attended ATM 2022, including more than 23,000 visitors and 1,500 exhibitors from 150 countries. The key themes of the edition were innovation, talent, and sustainability.

$2.5 billion

of travel industry deals

2700+

exhibitors in total

23,000+

visitors in total

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