Dubai, UAE, 20 May 2020: Emirates has successfully concluded its participation at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM), the largest in-person travel industry event to take place globally since the pandemic began. Click here to watch how visitors safely experienced Emirates’ products at this year’s ATM.
The staging of this year’s Arabian Travel Market is reflective of Dubai’s sustained efforts and consistent approach to bring back large-scale events while maintaining the highest standards of safety for visitors. Dubai was the first city in the world to bring back live events, which has strengthened its reputation as a global business tourism hub as well as a safe place to host world-class events.
With strong health protocols in place, Emirates was able to safely welcome more than 3,000 delegates and event attendees to its stand during the four day event, and was recognised by the exhibition organisers of Arabian Travel Market for responsibly meeting and exceeding event safety measures while welcoming visitors.
Protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of all visitors and staff included staggered and limited entry to the stand to adhere to capacity requirements, glass partitions around the stand, social distancing enforcement, strict queuing systems, thorough cleaning and disinfection of seats and surfaces after each use, hand sanitisation stations, digital menus and media kits, glass dividers at meeting tables, amongst numerous other measures.
The centrepiece of this year’s product exhibit was the airline’s recently launched Premium Economy seats. Visitors were able to relax, recline and simply experience Premium Economy, which features seats with a pitch of up to 40 inches, and width of 19.5 inches that comfortably reclines into a cradle position.
In addition, the Emirates stand showcased the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER game-changer First Class fully enclosed private suites exhibit, Boeing 777 Business Class seat, the newly refreshed A380 OnBoard lounge, along with other iconic products such the First Class Shower Spa and the latest version of the game-changer Economy Class seats, all in refreshed colour palettes featuring natural Ghaf tree motifs.
During ATM, Emirates reaffirmed its commitment to collaborating with industry partners and suppliers to support the travel industry rebound with a focus on joint tourism initiatives, tech tie-ups and bolstering ongoing partnerships across the tourism and aviation ecosystem. Emirates signed a Memorandum of Commitment (MoC) with the Indonesian government to develop the return of tourism traffic to and from the market. The airline also inked a MoU with Huawei, which will allow both brands to build awareness across their respective sectors to a wider audience in the Middle East and beyond. Emirates senior management also received several delegations from the industry, and explored different opportunities to enhance and develop tourism inflows.
ATM ran from 16-19 May and is one of the world’s largest travel trade exhibitions.