The world’s first in-person international travel trade event in 18 months opened in Dubai on Sunday.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Chairman of Dubai World, officially inaugurated the 28th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
Running from May 16-19, this year’s event has attracted 1,300 exhibitors from 62 countries.
Themed 'A New Dawn for Travel & Tourism', ATM 2021 is spread across nine halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Consistent with existing density restrictions and social distancing guidelines and regulations, there will be a maximum of 11,000 people in the halls at any given time.
The event will once again play an integral role in Arabian Travel Week, a 10-day long festival of travel and tourism events taking place physically in Dubai as well as online.
This year, for the first time in ATM history, as part of a new hybrid format, a virtual ATM running a week later, from May 24-26, will help the event reach a wider audience than ever before.
.@HHShkMohd: 62 countries participated today in the Arabian Travel Market, an international mega tourism event since the COVID-19 outbreak. Dubai welcomes the world as global tourism begins to recover, representing the light at the end of the tunnel.— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 16, 2021
.@HHAhmedBinSaeed: The exceptional response that this year’s in-person @ATMDubai has received from the international travel and tourism industry is a testimony to its confidence in Dubai’s ability to ensure the highest global benchmarks of health and safety. pic.twitter.com/EXBDiQms7R— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 16, 2021
Day 1 at ATM 2021: We are open!@ATMDubai - the first travel trade show globally in 2021. Taking over 10 halls in DWTC, visitation from over 91 countries included the UAE, KSA and Italy. Looking forward to three more days of the exhibition to go. #Dubai https://t.co/GydiUzY73m— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) May 16, 2021