Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase, hosted their inaugural Advisory Board Meeting at the Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, combining tourism and travel leaders to go over the untapped opportunities and key challenges facing the.
ATM’s Advisory Board was create to supply counsel on industry themes, challenges, growth opportunities and future strategies in the centre East tourism and travel sector – in addition to to greatly help facilitate current marketing and business plans.
Board attendees included Mohammad Al Bulooki, Chief Operational Officer, Etihad Airways; Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Emaar Hospitality; Haitham Mattar, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority; Anita Mehra, Senior Vice President Communication & Reputation, Dubai Airports; John Davis, CEO, Colliers International; Mohamed Awadalla, CEO, TIME Hotels; Bassel Al Nahlaoui, Managing Director, Careem; Mark Willis, CEO Middle East & Africa, Accor Hotels Group; Mohanad Sharafuddin, Chairman, Arabian Falcon Holidays and Muhammad Chbib, CEO, Tajawal.
Nick Pilbeam, Divisional Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), said: “The Advisory Board was initiated to permit ATM to obtain closer to the also to listen and study from a number of the region’s key hospitality leaders because they discuss the industry’s key trends, while brainstorming issues and topics that needs to be debated at next year’s show.
“Besides addressing regional opportunities and challenges, the Advisory Board stressed the significance of considering global shifts also, trends and events that may impact and shape the continuing future of the travel and tourism industry within the center East, which we will ensure that you incorporate into next year’s seminar agenda,” Pilbeam said.
Throughout the board meeting RTE shared findings from the general market trends report commissioned by ATM. The report interviewed exhibitors from all relevant sectors of the, including hotels, tourism organistions, car rental, cruises and airlines.
This extensive research highlighted the challenges exhibitors are facing in today’ s market and the extent to that they are impacting sales and marketing strategies, financial performance, leadership, Training and hr.
Based on these findings, ATM is rolling out a listing of areas which it’ll look at in the short-to-medium term to handle these challenges. Included in these are providing new buyers, better coverage of specific niches and improved market education and insights and the like.
The planning ATM 2019, april &ndash that will happen at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28; 1 May 2019, got as board members discussed next year&rsquo underway;s theme – cutting-edge technology and innovation – while brainstorming other issues and topics for debate at next year’s show.
Pilbeam added: Ending up in key industry representatives to listen to their views on ATM, market performance and current trends is invaluable once we work to create the agenda for next year’s show and continue steadily to strengthen our offerings – providing more work at home opportunities for the exhibitors.”
ATM – considered by industry professionals as a barometer for the center North and East Africa tourism sector, welcomed over 39,000 visitors to its 2018 event, showcasing the biggest exhibition previously history of the show, with hotels comprising 20% of the ground area.
With a spotlight on innovation and technology, ATM 2019 will build on the success of the year’s edition with a bunch of seminar sessions discussing the ongoing unprecedented digital disruption, and the emergence of innovative technologies which will fundamentally alter how the hospitality industry operates in your community.
Arabian Travel Market 2019 will need place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28; 1 May 2019.
About Arabian Travel Market (ATM)
Arabian Travel Market may be the leading, international tourism and travel event in the centre East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2018 attracted 40 almost,000 industry professionals, with representation from 141 countries on the four days. The 25th edition of ATM showcased over 2,500 exhibiting companies across 12 halls at Dubai World Trade Centre. From Sunday arabian Travel Market 2019 will need invest Dubai, 28th April to Wednesday, 1st might.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions may be the world’s leading events business, enhancing the energy of in person through data and digital tools at over 500 events per year, in a lot more than 30 countries, attracting a lot more than seven million participants.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions may be the world’s leading tourism and travel event’ s organiser with an evergrowing portfolio greater than 22 international tourism and travel trade events in Europe, the Americas, Asia, the center Africa and East. Our events are market leaders within their sectors, whether it’s regional and global leisure travel trade events, or specialist events for meetings, incentives, conference, events (MICE) industry, business travel, luxury travel, travel technology along with golf, spa and ski travel. We’ve over 35 years’ experience in organising world-leading travel exhibitions.