ATM starts in Dubai on May 9

1,500 exhibitors, representatives from 112 destinations to take part in the event, which is being organised on the theme ‘The future of international travel and tourism’.

Janice Alyosius

More than 1,500 exhibitors and representatives from 112 global destinations, along with an estimated 20,000 attendees, are expected to take part in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2022, which will take place in the UAE from 9 to 12 May this year.

Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the 29th edition of ATM will form an essential part of the UAE’s annual Arabian Travel Week. The theme of this year’s ATM is ‘The future of international travel and tourism’.

One of many show highlights, the revamped and rebranded ATM Travel Tech event, previously called Travel Forward, has undergone a year-on-year expansion of almost 400 per cent. In addition to the latest travel technology products and services, the ATM Travel Tech Stage will host a series of seminars, debates and presentations focused on the long-term trajectory of tourism in the Middle East.

The inaugural ATM Draper-Aladdin Start-up Competition, to be held in conjunction with AladdinB2B and Draper Associates, will see 15 travel, tourism and hospitality start-ups pitch for $500,000 of funding – as well as the opportunity to compete for an additional $500,000 of investment as part of TV show, Meet the Drapers.

After joining ATM Virtual 2021, both the ARIVALDubai@ATM forum and the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) will participate live in Dubai for the first time this year.

This year’s in-person event will be followed by the third installment of ATM Virtual, which will take place from May 17 to May 18, 2022.-

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