The Connect route development forum and a B2C sales event head to Dubai for the first time; Dubai World Trade Centre pictured
Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has announced the launch of Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows, including two that are debuting in the emirate this year.
Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 27 to May 1, the Arabian Travel Week will include two first-time events – Connect Middle East, India and Africa 2019, a route development forum, and the consumer-led ATM Holiday Shopper.These will join Reed’s existing ATM and ILTM Arabia.
On April 30 and May 1, Connect Middle East, India and Africa will bring together airports, airlines and aviation suppliers in a format that offers one-to-one pre-arranged meetings, industry seminars, as well opportunities to mingle with existing clients and engage with new ones.
ATM Holiday Shopper, a one-day event happening on April 27, will see 30 travel and hospitality exhibitors offering discounted products to consumers.
At this year’s ATM, an annual event for the Middle East inbound and outbound travel industry, over 2,800 products and destinations from around the world will be showcased to over 28,000 buyers and travel trade visitors. The 2019 show will spotlight technology and innovation, integrating the theme across all show verticals, planned activities and seminars.
In its third edition, the International Luxury Travel Market Arabia (ILTM) will return on the first two days of ATM.
Other highlights taking place over the course of Arabian Travel Week include the UNWTO Ministers Summit which will be held on April 28 on the Global Stage; the Hotel Industry Summit; The Global Halal Tourism Summit and a dedicated Saudi Arabia Tourism Session.