How lucrative is Arabian market?

As India continues to be a significant market for the Middle East, we get some quick reactions from the travel trade on this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai.

Devika Jeet

Kunal Munshaw, Partner, Avant Garde Consulting

ATM is a great platform to connect with the DMCs, tour operators and key players who focus on outbound travel from India to Dubai. The event allowed us an opportunity to showcase JA’s properties located in JBR to key stakeholders.

Dr N Manjula, Director, Karnataka Tourism

We have been consistently participating at Arabian Travel Market and this year particularly, we showcased the luxury available in Karnataka. The private participants have had a few good enquires at the show and I hope that this leads to an effective series of business generation.

Deepak Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Aamantaran Travel

ATM 2018 was slightly better than that of 2017 in terms of participation of buyers. However, there is immense scope to enhance the quality of buyers at the exhibition. The show dates are not very suitable for Indian exhibitors. Regarding our meetings, we are optimistic that we would be able to grow our business from the Middle East in the coming season as the last season was not much productive. I also believe that a few best brands mark their presence at ATM and meeting them under one roof makes it much easier.

Vivek Jain, Managing Director, Griffon

The impact of ATM was very good. As we are deploying one of our cruise ships in Dubai for the winter months December to February 2019, this show was very helpful to announce this to the local and regional travel partners. On the whole, we found this show as a huge success for our new itinerary.

Poonam Chauhan, Business Development Manager- Weddings and Events, Tamarind Global

We have recently started our operations in the Middle East and are focusing on events and weddings. We are looking at tapping the ‘glocal’ (global+local) audience in the UAE. ATM has been a great platform for us to explore bespoke hotels and
luxury venues.


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