Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Events and Exhibitions(Events & Exhibitions)
Filter PR by
  
Dubai plays host to inaugural Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board
 
Dubai plays host to inaugural Arabian Travel Market Advisory Board
  • Middle East’s travel and tourism leaders come together to discuss untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the industry today
Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase, hosted their inaugural Advisory Board Meeting at the Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, bringing together travel and tourism leaders to discuss the untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the industry. 
 
ATM’s Advisory Board was set up to provide counsel on industry themes, challenges, growth opportunities and future strategies in the Middle East travel and tourism sector - as well as to help facilitate current business and marketing plans.
 
Board attendees included Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operational Officer, Etihad Airways; Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality; Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; Anita Mehra, Senior Vice President Communication & Reputation, Dubai Airports; John Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Colliers International; Mohamed Awadalla, Chief Executive Officer, TIME Hotels; Bassel Al Nahlaoui, Managing Director, Careem; Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer Middle East & Africa, Accor Hotels Group; Mohanad Sharafuddin, Chairman, Arabian Falcon Holidays and Muhammad Chbib, Chief Executive Officer, Tajawal.
 
Nick Pilbeam, Divisional Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), said: “The Advisory Board was initiated to allow ATM to get closer to the industry and to listen and learn from some of the region’s key hospitality leaders as they discuss the industry’s key trends, while brainstorming topics and issues that should be debated at next year’s show. 
 
“In addition to addressing regional challenges and opportunities, the Advisory Board also stressed the importance of looking at global shifts, trends and events that will impact and shape the future of the travel and tourism industry here in the Middle East, which we will make sure to incorporate into next year’s seminar agenda,” Pilbeam said. 
 
Throughout the board meeting RTE shared findings from a market research report commissioned by ATM. The report interviewed exhibitors from all relevant
sectors of the industry, including hotels, tourism organistions, car rental, airlines and cruises. 
 
This research highlighted the challenges exhibitors are facing in today’s market and the extent to which they are impacting marketing and sales strategies, financial performance, leadership, HR and training.
 
Based on these findings, ATM has developed a list of areas which it will look at in the short-to-medium term to address these challenges. These include providing new buyers, better coverage of specific niches and improved market insights and education amongst others. 
 
The planning for ATM 2019, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019, got underway as board members discussed next year’s theme – cutting-edge technology and innovation – while brainstorming other topics and issues for debate at next year’s show.
 
Pilbeam added: Meeting with key industry representatives to hear their views on ATM, market performance and current trends is invaluable as we work to build the agenda for next year’s show and continue to strengthen our offerings - providing more business opportunities for our exhibitors.”
 
ATM – considered by industry professionals as a barometer for the Middle East and North Africa tourism sector, welcomed over 39,000 people to its 2018 event, showcasing the largest exhibition in the history of the show, with hotels comprising 20% of the floor area. 
 
With a spotlight on technology and innovation, ATM 2019 will build on the success of this year’s edition with a host of seminar sessions discussing the ongoing unprecedented digital disruption, and the emergence of innovative technologies that will fundamentally alter the way in which the hospitality industry operates in
the region.
 
Arabian Travel Market 2019 will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April – 1 May 2019. 


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 11999 times
PR Category : Events & Exhibitions
Posted on : Sunday, October 14, 2018  2:35:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to conduct ‘Unveiling Infinity'...
Next Story : Sharjah Girl Guides Unleash their Power on International Day...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Parmigiani Fleurier Launches New Tonda Reine De Mai [4383-Views]
Make Up for Ever is Breaking Through With a Lipstick Revolution With Rouge Artist [4207-Views]
World Gold Council and its Members Highlight Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals ... [2837-Views]
#TishTashThru - Welcome to the Future, in the Form of a Gloriously Retro Drive Thru Event ... [2776-Views]
WCU: Saudis Talk Up Oil; Strong Grain Momentum Continues [2653-Views]
Kantar to Launch the First BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable Emirati and Saudi Brands [2530-Views]
Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Healthcare City Authority Sign MoU to Strengthen Partners... [2501-Views]
Iba Cosmetics Launches in the Middle East [2480-Views]
Danube Home Launches Its All New “My Garden 2021” E-Catalogue! [2296-Views]
Pasha de Cartier - ITW w/Ambassadors [2271-Views]
Ferrari Portofino M: A Voyage of Rediscovery [2079-Views]
Aspiring Novelists Take Note: The Emirates Litfest Writing Prize is Now Open for 2021 [1911-Views]
5 Simple Ways to Amp Up Your Denim Game for Under AED 100 [1894-Views]
Be Flawless Trend Edition by essence #MinaXessence [1849-Views]
Dubai Culture Reveals Children's Wishes in ‘My Library & Expo' Time Capsule [1845-Views]
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport Has Secured the Repatriation of 53,000 Indian Citizen... [1833-Views]
Back With a Bang: IMAGINE Returns to Dubai Festival City Mall's Festival Bay [1824-Views]
Mobily Trial 5G on 800/1800MHz Band using Ericsson Spectrum Sharing in Saudi Arabia [1792-Views]
Philips Launches New Innovations to Help People Stay on Top of Their Health [1767-Views]
Cebu Pacific Issues Refund Statement [1767-Views]
Emirates SkyCargo Signs Humanitarian Logistics MoU with International Humanitarian City [1763-Views]
Dubai Festival City Encourages Healthy Lifestyle Through #fitnessistheanswer Movement [1701-Views]
Etihad Airways Celebrates Its Pledge To the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Their 90th National... [1689-Views]
Marhaba! Abu Dhabi Offers a Welcome Return to UFC Fight Island for Global Stars [1673-Views]
Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Judges and New Competition Categories Announced [1660-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories