Arabian Travel Market
Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC)
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is a premier international event for travel and tourism professionals in the Middle East, catering to inbound and outbound tourism. For over 25 years, it has been the leading global event in the region, generating more than $2.5 billion in travel industry deals. The four-day event, held annually in April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC), showcases over 2,800 products and destinations from around the world to more than 26,000 buyers and travel trade visitors. With over 40,000 travel professionals, government ministers, and international press attending the event, Arabian Travel Market is an ultimate platform for networking, negotiating, and discovering the latest industry trends.
Arabian Travel Market is one of the events organized by the World Travel Market (WTM) portfolio, which also includes WTM London, WTM Latin America, WTM Africa, and WTM Connect Asia. WTM London is renowned for organizing the World Responsible Tourism Day, the world's largest industry event that focuses on making the travel industry more responsible and sustainable. Each year, leading figures from the industry, civil society representatives, and key organizations gather to discuss the key issues related to sustainable tourism. The WTM portfolio also includes responsible tourism seminars, which are part of the events program for each show.
Tourism plays a significant role in the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The year 2017 was declared the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Development through Tourism, and in 2020, the United Arab Emirates will host Expo 2020, with one of the three themes being sustainability. The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 included three goals that explicitly mention tourism. At Arabian Travel Market, three panellists will explore what the idea of sustainability means for tourism and tourism businesses.
Tourism is also mentioned specifically in three of the SDGs.
- SDG 8 calls for policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
- SDG 12 seeks to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
- SDG 14 seeks to increase the economic benefits of small island developing states (SIDS) and least developed countries (LCDs) from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism.
Furthermore, tourism can support every other SDG, from action on climate change to improving gender equality and protecting biodiversity. This year, marking the UN International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development, World Travel Market's responsible tourism program will have dedicated panel sessions examining what the industry can do to meet its commitments across a range of the goals.
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions WTM Portfolio along with:
* World Travel Market London
* World Travel Market Latin America
* World Travel Market Africa
* World Travel Market Connect Asia
* International Golf Travel Market
Arabian Travel Market is a premier international event that unlocks business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. With its global impact, the event plays a significant role in promoting sustainable tourism and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The next edition of Arabian Travel Market will take place from 1 to 4 May 2023 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) in Dubai, providing the latest news and offerings from companies in the travel and tourism industry, including hotels, airlines, car rentals, tour operators, railways and trains, and other related sectors.
When does Arabian Travel Market take place? The last edition of Arabian Travel Market was held in Dubai from 01 May 2023 to 04 May 2023, and the next edition is expected to be held in the month of April 2024.
Where is Arabian Travel Market taking place? Arabian Travel Market takes place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) on the street Sheikh Zayed Road, in the city.
What is exhibited in Arabian Travel Market? Arabian Travel Market provides the opportunity for national and international exhibitors from the tourism industry to showcase their latest products and services. Exhibitors can include companies in hotels, airlines, car rentals, tour operators, railways and trains, and other related sectors.