Arabian Travel Market to shine spotlight on future of travel, tourism


Dubai is set to host tourism professionals from around the world at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which kicks off on Monday.

More than 20,000 visitors and over 1,500 exhibitors from as many as 112 destinations are expected during the four-day tourism showcase.

It's a major platform for industry professionals to discuss the latest trends from a cross-section of travel, including technology, transport and sustainability.

A host of exciting sessions will also take place on the sidelines of the event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which concludes on Thursday, May 12.

"The tourism industry has rebounded incredibly well. As a result, we have seen a clear uptick in participation, with floor space increasing by over 85% compared to the previous year and Middle East exhibitor space eclipsing 2019 levels," said Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME – Arabian Travel Market.

In line with this year’s theme of ‘The future of international travel and tourism’, ATM 2022 will unveil new technology that will eliminate the need for business cards and allow exhibitors and visitors to share details, brochures and marketing material via innovative scanners and badges.

Building on the success of ATM’s hybrid approach during the global pandemic, this year’s in-person event will be followed by the third instalment of ATM Virtual, which will take place from Tuesday, 17 to Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

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