Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2014 was held 5-8 May under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai .
Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of ATM 2014, reported that visitor numbers topped 23,000, up by over 2,100 or more than 10% on 2013 figures. The record-breaking show, now in its 21st year is the largest travel trade exhibitor showcase in the Middle East, accommodated over 2,700 exhibitors with 120 first-time participants, 68 national pavilions and a packed schedule of 40 seminar and tech theatre sessions.
“The preliminary figures for this year’s show underscore Arabian Travel Market’s relevance to the regional travel and tourism sector and reflect the healthy performance and confidence of the industry and its vital role as a major economic driver for the region,” said Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions.
The newly launched ‘Spotlight on Luxury’ theme, which featured a programme of focused seminars and hosted buyers representing high-end travel companies and luxury exhibitors including well-known hospitality brands and premium destinations, added further value to the 2014 line-up of events.