Dubai: More than 23,000 visitors have attended ATM over four days.
13 May 2022, 12:00 AM
31 May 2022, 12:00 AM
The 29th edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022 have attracted more than 23,000 visitors in first 4 days as industry leaders gathered at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to share insights into the future of international travel and tourism.
Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME for Arabian Travel Market, commented, “In addition to doubling our visitor numbers year on year, ATM 2022 hosted 1,500 exhibitors and attendees from 150 countries.”
“These figures are especially impressive given that lockdowns are still taking place in China and other destinations. What’s more, the development of the travel and tourism sector throughout the Middle East region shows no signs of abating, with GCC hotel construction contract awards set to rise by 16 percent this year alone.”
The value of UAE and Saudi Arabian projects accounted for 90 per cent of all regional hospitality contracts awarded in 2021, according to research from BNC Network.
Industry experts took to the ATM Global Stage for a panel discussion about the future of the region’s hospitality industry with analysis from Colliers International forecasting that $4.5 billion worth of hotel construction contracts will be awarded in the GCC during 2022.
The final day of the event included the announcement of ATM 2022’s ‘Best Stand Design’ and ‘People’s Choice Award’, which were presented to SAUDIA for its futuristic and striking concept. Other stands awarded for their creativity included the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah International, Ishraq International and TBS/Vbooking.