Arabian Travel Market: The place to network with the travel and tourism industry

Arabian Travel Market: The place to network with the travel and tourism industry

Arabian Travel Market is the biggest annual travel and tourism event in the UAE and has been attracting thousands of visiting professionals and exhibitors from the travel industry



By Micah Aguilar

Published: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 10:14 AM

Last updated: Sun 28 Apr 2019, 12:43 PM

Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is back again this year and will be open for visitors and exhibitors from April 29 till May 1 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to cover an even wider variety of exhibits of products and services and seminars about the growing travel and tourism industry.
Arabian Travel Market is the biggest annual travel and tourism event in the UAE and has been attracting thousands of visiting professionals and exhibitors from the travel industry for 26 years.
The four-day event will provide the opportunity for businesses and travelling professionals to make connections, meet new and established suppliers and access new travel technologies.
They can also discover new trends, opinions and markets in the travel industry and take part in various seminars, workshops and shows that will cover the latest global trends regarding travel and tourism, travel technology, responsible tourism and halal tourism.
Additionally, the talks will also feature guest speakers such as Adib Samara, Head of Business Development at Careem as well as travel bloggers and influencers like Carly Neave and Amanda Mouttaki, from which attendees can partake in important discussions and gain valuable insights from industry leaders and prominent individuals in the travel and tourism industry.
Furthermore, the talks will cover topics ranging from different areas that will provide a better understanding and knowledge of the travel and tourism industry. The talks would include discussions like 'How emerging technology is simplifying the travel experience' and 'How to positively change the perception of destinations using the power of social media'.
Throughout the week of the event, ATM will also be organising a list of sessions within DWTC that will provide the opportunity for both travel influencers and businesses in the industry to network and establish professional relationships:
Career in Travel
This one day programme is aimed to give advice and tips to individuals who just entered the travel industry and are seeking to establish themselves in the world of travelling.
The session will be free and is open for visitors who want to learn first-hand from influencers and digital marketers. The programme will begin at 11:45 am on May 1 at Hall 5 of DWTC.
The Travel Agents' Academy
ATM's Travel Agents' is a free two-day programme dedicated for training travel agents to further expand their knowledge and expertise in their field. The first session of the programme will be on May 1 at 10 am and 1.30 pm. Attendees will also receive a certificate upon completion of the course.
Digital Influencer Speed Networking
This networking session is free for all exhibitors to attend and use as an opportunity to meet and share contacts with over 50 bloggers and influencers at the ATM to form partnerships and work together in the future. The Digital Influencer Speed Networking event will take place on May 1 from 10am - 11am in Hall 8 of DWTC.
Buyer's Speed Networking
Buyer's Speed Networking session will be taking place on April 28 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am in Hall 8 of DWTC. Throughout the session, buyers and exhibitors have the opportunity to partake in a five-minute meeting to discuss future business partnerships and make connections.
 
- Micah Aguilar is an editorial intern with Khaleej Times studying journalism and marketing at Murdoch University in Dubai. She loves reading, writing poetry and meeting new people. 

The Arabian Travel Market has attracted over 2,800 exhibitors from all over the world who are looking to showcase their product or service to potential buyers and has attracted nearly 30,000 visitors. This year ATM will commence on
April 28 - May 1 and visitors can register and find out more about ATM by visiting their website at https://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com
 


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