Tourism and hospitality businesses from around the world will once again congregate in Dubai to exhibit their brands at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024 edition. It will feature a series of panel discussions and keynote speeches to discuss products and destinations from around the world while bringing in buyers and travel trade visitors.
The Arabian Travel Market is expected to be one of the most significant tourism events in the middle east. Here’s everything you need to know about this travel event.
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Arabian Travel Market 2024 date & venue
The 31st edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will be held from Monday, 6 May to Thursday, 9 May 2024, at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The timings for the four-day event will be as follows:
- 6 May 2023: from 11 AM to 6 PM
- 7 May 2023: from 10 AM to 6 PM
- 8 May 2023: from 10 AM to 6 PM
- 9 May 2023: from 10 AM to 5 PM
Arabian Travel Market 2024 theme & events
The Arabian Travel Market organizer – RX Global, has announced that the 2024 iteration of the ATM will pivot to ‘Empowering Innovation – Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship.’ The event will explore innovative sustainable travel trends that can evolve and identify strategies for growth within specific key vertical sectors.
While there haven’t been any official confirmations regarding the events of ATM 2024 yet, you can look forward to checking out this article, as it will be updated as soon as any official information is released. In the meantime, here are some of the main events that were hosted in 2023:
ATM conference programme
Besides networking and business opportunities, the ATM also provides a platform for learning by conducting seminars for four days that feature a variety of industry experts, entrepreneurs and peers from the travel industry sharing ideas and best practices. Furthermore, they also provide insight into the latest industry trends and give a glimpse into what the future holds for international travel.
Moreover, ATM provides you with an opportunity to hear from industry-leading experts in insightful seminars and panel discussions across key sectors, including:
- Sustainable Tourism and the Future of Travel
- Aviation, Investment & Recruitment
- Hotels & Hospitality
- Travel Technology, including AI and Big Data
- Country Focus: China, India and Saudi Arabia
- Global and Regional Travel Trends
- MICE, Business & Luxury Travel
- The Metaverse and the Rise of Cryptocurrency
Sustainability Hub at ATM
As part of ATM’s theme, ‘Working Towards Net Zero,’ in 2023, attendees had access to a diverse range of dynamic sessions, interactive displays, and a wealth of ideas to incorporate into their business strategies. The Hub featured various topics related to sustainability, including:
- developing a sustainable destination
- GBTA’s sustainability toolkit for business
- sustainability leaders in aviation
- strategic sustainability planning
- a tour operator’s perspective
- the ‘Sustainable Tech Pitch Battle’ between start-ups and entrepreneurs hosted by Plug and Play
Plug and Play
The highlight event of ATM is its Startup Competition, held in partnership with Plug and Play. The competition will showcase seven innovative travel startups competing on stage, where they will pitch their solutions for impacting travel sustainability and recovery to a panel of expert judges and audience members. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite idea.
The winners of the 2023 competition further received:
- a complimentary 12m sq shell scheme build at ATM 2024
- automatic acceptance into Plug & Play’s Startup Accelerator cohort.
- a choice of either:
free access to OAG’s Flight Information API Start-Up Package for 1 year.
- free access to Flight Info Direct, our Snowflake cloud-based data solution, for 1 year
Please visit the Arabian Travel Market page for the complete list of events taking place.
Arabian Travel Market 2024 exhibitors list
As of now, the exhibitor’s list for ATM 2024 has not been released. For ATM 2023, the event welcomed more than 30,145 visitors and hosted over 2,154 exhibiting companies during the four-day tourism showcase. These participants included multilateral tourism organizations, transport companies, destination management companies, tour operators, businesses and hospitality brands from around the globe.
Please note that we will update the exhibitor’s list as and when released by the officials.
Arabian Travel Market 2024 registration
The ATM event is not open to the general public. Only travel trade visitors, buyers, exhibitors, travel media, and influencers who are involved in or have a direct connection or interest in the subject area of the event or associated industries or organizations can attend this event.
Furthermore, pre-registration is mandatory for all visitors, and attendees may download their e-badge on their mobile phones before they arrive or bring a printed e-badge, which can be scanned at the entrance and exit.
The registration for Arabian Travel Market 2024 is not yet open. However, you can express your interest by filling out a form accessible by clicking here, and you will receive notifications once the registration is open.
You can also check out the Arabian Travel Market’s admission policy page for further details.