Dubai to host Arabian Travel Market this month

Dubai to host Arabian Travel Market this monthThe city of Dubai is scheduled to host the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) this month attracting participants form across the world.

The event will include more than 50seminar and tech theatre sessions. The organisers said that the panellists are flying in from different parts of the world to contribute to discussions on a range of aspects concerning the tourism industry. Topics for discussion will include mid-market travel, luxury, aviation, technology trends, spa and wellness tourism, business, adventure and halal tourism.

ATM, which is in its 23rd edition, is the largest travel trade fair in the region. It will showcase more than 2,800 products and destinations from around the world and will include 26,000 buyers and travel trade visitors from different parts of the world. The event will be organised form April 25 to 28 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The opening session of the event, 'The Future of the UAE As A Global Tourism Hub' will take in the afternoon of 25 Aprilon the ATM Global Stage located in Hall 8. The inaugural discussion will be held from 1 to 2:30 pm and will include IssamKazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, HaithamMattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO Shurooq; Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, acting executive director, Tourism, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, Gerald Lawless, head of tourism, Dubai Holding and honorary president, Jumeirah Group, Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Emirates Airline; and AligiGardenghi, VP Marketing EMEA and Commercial Director MEA, Hilton Worldwide.

The panellists will discuss the vision for the country to emerge as one of the leading tourism hubs and ways to evolve during the coming decades. The session will be moderated by ZeinabBadawi, Broadcast Presenter, BBC World News.