The 30th Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will begin today at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), bringing together government representatives and business titans from the Middle East and beyond.
Travel, tourism, and hospitality professionals from around the world will assemble for the historic event, which will take place from today, Monday, May 1, to Thursday, May 4, to discuss how their sectors are “Working Towards Net Zero.”
At 11.30 am, a group of regional policymakers will speak on the Arabian Travel Market Global Stage as part of ATM 2023’s inaugural session to discuss the sector’s role in combating climate change. Sujit Mohanty, Chief of the UNDRR Regional Office for Arab States, HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, and HE Walid Nassar, Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism, will all share their perspectives on the topic of “Ministerial Debate: How Should Travel Tackle the Climate Crisis?”
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Claire Bennett, Global Chief Customer Officer at IHG Hotels & Resorts, will take part in a thorough interview on the Arabian Travel Market Travel Tech Stage at 1:00 p.m. The ‘Sustainability in the Air – Live Podcast Session’ will take place at 4.30 p.m. in ATM’s brand-new Sustainability Hub. Shaenaz Voss, CCO of Fiji Airways and CEO of Fiji Link, will be speaking with SimpliFlying’s founder and CEO, Shashank Nigam.
“My colleagues and I cannot wait to welcome participants to the 30th edition of Arabian Travel Market, which will see our industry join together in Dubai to discuss this year’s theme, “Working Towards Net Zero,” said Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME, Arabian Travel Market. The agenda for tomorrow includes a wide range of interviews and panel discussions that will give guests insightful information as we seek to develop a sustainable travel business for future generations.
‘Hospitality Debate: What More Can Big Data Unlock’ on the Arabian Travel Market Travel Tech Stage will feature speakers from the Global Hotel Alliance, General Hotel Management Pte Ltd, Marriott, and Hotelbeds who will talk about how technological advancements are making it easier to understand visitors’ behaviours. Senior representatives from Weeva, the Sustainable Hospitality Alliance (SHA), My Green Butler, Tourism Seychelles, Radisson RED, and RHG will discuss sustainable transformation during the session “Responsible Hospitality for a Better World” at the Sustainability Hub.
In comparison to Arabian Travel Market 2018, exhibitor participation has increased by 27%, with increases seen in all show segments. At its 30th anniversary, Arabian Travel Market will introduce a special sustainability pledge intended to underscore RX’s dedication to producing eco-friendly events through the use of sustainable materials, the abolition of single-use plastics, and other progressive initiatives. The first-ever “ATM Sustainable Stand Award” will be presented at this year’s event, and the winners will be revealed together with the ATM 2023 Best Stand Awards.
This year’s exhibition will feature the return of the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Arabia, which will study trends and opportunities within the developing sector of high-end tourism, in addition to the ATM Global Stage, the ATM Travel Tech Stage, and the brand-new Sustainability Hub. There will also be sessions from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), and the International Tourism & Investment Conference (ITIC).
ATM 2023 will offer something to suit every specialism and interest, in addition to unrivalled networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities. Other must-attend events on the schedule include sessions focused on the important markets of India, China, and the GCC.
In keeping with its subject of “Working Towards Net Zero,” ATM’s 30th anniversary edition will examine the future of environmentally friendly travel. The conference program will examine how cutting-edge sustainable travel trends are likely to change after the organization started its official journey towards net zero. This will help attendees identify growth strategies within important vertical sectors and give local experts a platform to discuss a sustainable future in advance of COP28, which will be held in November 2023 at Expo City Dubai.
Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) is the official destination partner, Emirates is the official airline partner, IHG Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel partner, and Al Rais Travel is the official DMC partner. ATM 2023 is held in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre.
Delegate registration for the 30th iteration of the show will begin today, May 1, and run through this coming Thursday, May 4.