Arabian Travel Market changes dates

DUBAI, 17th January 2022: Reed Exhibitions, the organizer of the Arabian Travel Market, has announced that this year’s four-day event will now open on Monday 9th May 2022 and end on Thursday 12th May 2022, for align with the new UAE Monday. -to-Friday working week.

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), the revised dates are also expected to complement international markets, the majority of which also follow the Monday-Friday working week.

Arabian Travel Market Exhibition Director, ME Danielle Curtis said, “We look forward to welcoming the global travel and tourism community to the United Arab Emirates on Monday, May 9, 2022. Made possible by the forward-thinking decision United Arab Emirates to change to a 4.5 day Monday. from Friday to Friday, we are confident that ATM 2022’s updated schedules will benefit both exhibitors and attendees by providing better alignment with international markets.

According to a survey by management consultancy Mercer, overall 84% of private sector companies welcomed the initiative and 37% would take a flexible and long-term approach, especially those with strong business ties. with other Gulf countries.

Now in its 29th year and working in conjunction with the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) and the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) – formerly known as the Department of Tourism and Trade Marketing (DTCM) ), ATM 2022 will feature a wide selection of highlights from the show.

Travel Forward, the world’s leading travel technology event, will highlight next-generation innovations for tourism and hospitality. ATM buyer forums and speed networking events will take place during the four days of the show.

After participating remotely in ATM 2021, this year will see the [email protected] forum and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) participating live in Dubai for the very first time.

The dedicated [email protected] forum will cover current and future trends for tour operators and attractions, focusing on business growth through marketing, technology, distribution, thought leadership and executive-level relationships . GBTA, the world’s leading business travel and meetings trade organization, will provide the latest business travel content, research and training to help drive the industry’s ongoing recovery and support business travel growth .

ATM will play a vital role in Arabian Travel Week (9-19 May), a festival of events aimed at enabling travel professionals around the world to collaborate and shape the recovery of the travel industry in the Middle East through exhibitions, conferences, breakfast briefings, awards, product launches and networking events.

The UAE remains one of the most Covid-secure countries on the planet, with consistently low case rates and robust measures to keep tourists safe at every stage of their visit, from arrival to departure. Like its neighboring emirates, Dubai is committed to maintaining the highest health and safety standards. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has endorsed its handling of the pandemic, awarding the city a “Safe Travels” stamp.

To learn more about ATMs, visit wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html