Arabian Journey Week launches in Dubai

Reed Journey Exhibitions will launch Arabian Journey Week – an umbrella model comprising 4 co-located reveals – in the course of the 2019 version of Arabian Journey Market (ATM) which opens its doorways on Sunday 28th April for 4 days of enterprise networking alternatives and insightful seminar periods at Dubai World Commerce Centre. 

Arabian Journey Week includes ATM 2019 and ILTM Arabia in addition to CONNECT Center East, India and Africa 2019 – a brand new route improvement discussion board launching this yr and new consumer-led occasion ATM Vacation Shopper which happen on Saturday 27th April.  

Claude Blanc, WTM Portfolio Director, Reed Journey Exhibitions, stated: “The success of each ATM and ILTM Arabia has supplied us with the platform to not solely introduce two new occasions for 2019 – however to create a journey week which encompasses the Center East’s inbound and outbound markets for normal leisure tourism and luxurious journey in addition to introducing an unique shopper occasion and offering a devoted networking discussion board for the area’s prime airline specialists, aviation authorities, tourism boards, airports and tour operators.”

In accordance with the World Journey and Tourism Council (WTTC), the direct contribution of journey and tourism to the UAE’s economic system is predicted to rise four.1 p.c every year to AED 108.4bn by 2028.

“Constructing on these figures, we’re assured Arabian Journey Week will probably be a key driver attracting prime worldwide locations to the eye of the Center East’s journey commerce and shoppers and equally, advertising the Center East to strategic abroad tour operators and journey professionals,” Blanc stated.

Now in its 26th yr, ATM 2019 will welcome over 2,500 exhibiting corporations and an anticipated 40,000 trade professionals, with over 150 international locations represented, 65 nationwide pavilions, and greater than 100 new exhibitors set to make their ATM debut. 

Figuring out the highest tourism tendencies exhibiting the best development potential is without doubt one of the most precious insights Arabian Journey Market has to supply, and this yr’s occasion will probably be no totally different because it adopts cutting-edge expertise and innovation as its official present theme. 

Operating all through the occasion, professionals from throughout the trade spectrum will talk about the continuing unprecedented digital disruption, and the emergence of revolutionary applied sciences that may essentially alter the best way during which the hospitality trade operates within the area. 

Additionally new to ATM 2019 would be the Arabia China Tourism Discussion board which is able to happen on the International Stage on Sunday 28th April. With China set to account for 1 / 4 of worldwide tourism by 2030, an skilled panel will talk about how locations all over the world can capitalise on this development. The discussion board can even embrace a 30-minute networking session with over 80 Chinese language patrons. 

Blanc stated: “This yr’s occasion is about to showcase the most important ever exhibition from Asia within the historical past of ATM, with the continent witnessing an eight% YoY enhance in complete present space and Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka being the most important exhibiting international locations.”

“The final 12 months have introduced unprecedented developments in rising supply markets corresponding to China – and the area is poised for additional nice developments all through 2019 and past.”

Different International Stage highlights will embrace periods on the way forward for promoting journey, Saudi Arabia’s tourism potential, the International Halal Tourism Summit and the debut ATM Resort Trade Summit which is able to host numerous skilled panels to debate and supply an perception on the most recent resort developments and revolutionary digital infrastructure shaping the way forward for the hospitality sector. 

In addition to the ultra-innovative Journey Tech Present at ATM, different calendar favourites returning for ATM 2019 embrace the Greatest Stand Awards, the Journey Brokers’ Academy and the Digital Influencers and Patrons’ Pace Networking Occasions which is able to characteristic 20 Chinese language patrons for the primary time. 

Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Company for Tourism and Commerce Advertising (DCTCM), stated: “Our presence at Arabian Journey Market types a core a part of our efforts to boost consciousness of Dubai as a various journey vacation spot to international audiences, and we’re happy to increase our help as soon as once more to the 26th version of this influential occasion. We stay targeted on strengthening collaborations with our community of trade companions, in flip underlining the large variety that the emirate provides international travellers. Protecting in thoughts this yr’s theme of innovation and expertise, Dubai as a vacation spot has already embraced a ‘digital, cell and social first’ agenda that locations future readiness at its core whereas selling the adoption of disruptive expertise. As a worldwide hub of innovation, we’ll proceed to help public-private sector partnerships to evolve our product providing and the best way we have interaction with in the present day’s digitally-savvy shoppers. Protecting forward of the worldwide competitors, we’re anchored by an unwavering imaginative and prescient of building Dubai because the primary most-visited and revolutionary metropolis on this planet.”

Thierry Antinori, Govt Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Emirates Airline, commented: “Reducing-edge expertise and innovation, ATM’s theme for 2019, are redefining how prospects expertise journey throughout each touchpoint of their journey. As an airline, we’re working laborious to ship a extra seamless and linked end-to-end expertise for our prospects, from the time they e book to the second they board our plane. That is being propelled by new information capabilities, utilizing applied sciences like biometrics, personalisation instruments, in addition to a number of different improvements that may assist create bespoke experiences for our passengers, and in the end assist them fly higher.” 

Chris Newman, Chief Working Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, added: “Because the Official Resort associate of ATM, we stay up for welcoming the world to Dubai for this international occasion. ATM 2019 is underlining the strides Dubai has made in innovating the hospitality panorama by good transformation and creativity. Additional in our function because the Official Hospitality & Resort Companion of Expo 2020 Dubai, we’ll spotlight the strengths of the town’s hospitality sector to help the Dubai Tourism Technique 2025. We’ll showcase our roster of motels in Dubai and worldwide markets together with our upcoming resort openings.”

Anwar A.Z. Abu Monassar, Vacation spot Director – Technique & Operation, The Imaginative and prescient, added: “We’re approaching an important goal – 2020. This represents 20 years’ effort in selling the vacation spot and will probably be together with Expo2020, a milestone for your entire area. Arabian Journey Market 2019 will collect regional and worldwide professionals and The Imaginative and prescient Vacation spot Administration is proud to be as soon as once more the official associate in welcoming the trade. We’re experiencing a dynamic setting when it comes to tendencies and expectations and our boutique-concept model is thrilled to be an lively a part of this course of.”

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