Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

ATM 2014 opens today with more than 21000 visitors expected  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 05/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) More than 27000 exhibitors and over 21000 industry professionals are expected to attend the four-day event which opens today.

record-breaker seen

the 21st edition of arabian travel market or atm 2014 opens today and is set to break all previous records with more than 2700 exhibitors and over 21000 industry professionals expected to attend it was announced at a news conference on sunday.

karim bizid; majid al mualla divisional senior vice-president of the commercial operations centre at the emirates group; mark walsh; issam kazim; and ali abu monassar chairman of the vision addressing the media ahead of the 21st edition of the arabian travel market in dubai on sunday. — kt photo by rahul gajjar

taking place at the dubai international convention and exhibition centre until may 8 the event this year is the largest-ever travel trade show in the middle east according to its organiser reed travel exhibitions.

“it’s been a year of growth not only for the tourism and hospitality industry in the region but for the atm and this year’s showcase will see more than 120 new exhibitors make their atm debut plus the launch of several exciting new initiatives created especially to expand on key industry trends impacting business in the region today” said mark walsh portfolio director at reed travel exhibitions.

“we are trying to make it more business-focused in terms of return on investment” walsh told reporters at the news conference. the region’s leading travel industry showcase will have a full schedule of educational seminar sessions business networking opportunities high level discussions and recognition of 12 months of industry achievement.

the 2014 edition is a complete sell-out with 25000sqm including one extra hall. the show has grown by eight per cent since 2013. it is hosting 420 main stand holders and exhibitors from 83 countries as well as 68 national pavilions. tourism professionals including exhibitors and visitors from 157 countries will be in attendance.

the atm’s perennially popular 2014 seminar and tech theatre series which will offer wide-ranging topics covering aviation mobile trends and the rising demand for wellness turism will kick off with a high-profile panel session on an equally high-profile topic — “delivering the tourism vision for 2020 and how dubai is marketed to the world”.

the expert line-up includes helal almarri director-general of dubai’s department of tourism and commerce marketing; ghaith al ghaith chief executive officer of flydubai; thierry antinori executive vice-president and chief commercial officer of emirates airline; and neal jones chief sales and marketing officer for the middle east and africa at marriott international.

issam kazim chief executive officer of the dubai corporation for tourism and commerce marketing said: “at last year’s atm the tourism vision for 2020 was announced with the headline target of 20 million visitors per year. one year on significant steps have been taken towards achieving the target. atm 2014 provides the opportunity to communicate with the industry to share the successes and outline future plans which will ensure both the continual development of the destination offering and dubai’s position around the world as a must-visit destination”.

new features and services for atm 2014 include the launch of the first-ever specialised annual theme with a “spotlight on luxury” focus encompassing several luxury-specific seminars hosted buyers representing this valuable market segment and high-end exhibitors including well-known hospitality brands and premium destinations.

karim bizid general manager of the oberoi dubai said: “when the oberoi dubai opened in june 2013 we promised that it would herald a new era of luxury in the uae by delivering the exceptionally attentive consistent and warm personalised service for which the oberoi group is known worldwide. nearly one year after opening and already ranked in the top 10 hotels on tripadvisor the oberoi dubai is proud to be one of the official partners of atm 2014 particularly with the focus on luxury this year. we are looking forward to participating in the show with oberoi hotels & resorts recognised as one of the world’s leading luxury hotel brands and to welcoming luxury buyers and valued business partners to the hotel.”

abdulbasit?khaleejtimes.com


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 25 2016 - Saudi's PetroRabigh net profit falls 80 pct in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia's Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co (PetroRabigh) said it has experienced a 79.6 percent drop in net profit during the second quarter.The company, a joint venture between ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Abu Dhabi hosts strategic investments meetingMENAFN
(MENAFN) Pooling knowledge and resources from within the oil and gas industry is vital to energy sector progress, said senior officials and world representatives at a recent gathering in Abu Dhabi.In ...

 Jul 25 2016 - 390m revenues of Vodafone Egypt in Q4 of FY 2015/2016Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Vodafone Egypt achieved an 11.2% growth in its revenues during the fourth quarter (Q4) of fiscal year (FY) 2015/2016 which ended in March. According to the data from the ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Knesset members to visit Saudi, recognised relations with Israel come to the lightDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Arab-Israeli member of the Knesset Issawi Frej told Israeli state media on Sunday that preparations are ongoing for a visit of opposition members in the Israeli parliament ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Environment minister meets with African counterparts to prepare for COP22Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy held a meeting with his counterparts from Gabon, Niger, and Namibia on Sunday in Cairo, in his capacity as the president of the ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Has the public's initial post-Brexit denial passed?Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Britain's decision to leave the EU fueled a rise in xenophobia and fears about the future. A month after the bombshell, DW talks to remain voters and EU nationals in the ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Internet market attracts 200,000 new customers in April 2016Daily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) A report by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has shown a slight decline of 0.12% in the number of mobile service subscribers in April, compared to ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Unified sermon is in the best interest of society: Ministry of Religious EndowmentsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The decision to unify Friday prayers by giving preachers written sermons is in the best interests of society, Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said ...

 Jul 25 2016 - DPI acquires 33.3% of B.TECH, worth $35mDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The Financial Times reported on Sunday that private equity firm DPI will acquire 33.3% of household appliances retailer B.TECHa deal worth $35m. According to a previous ...

 Jul 25 2016 - Egyptian renewable energy disinvestment over price and arbitration disagreementsDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Italy's Enel Green Power has exited the renewable energy market in Egypt and is seeking compensation for investments it has already injected, according to Al-Borsa ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help