Key exhibitors share their views on Arabian Travel Market as it kicks off at World Trade Centre in Dubai. The show has gained momentum in contributing to the emirate’s tourism numbers.
Abdulla AlAbdulla, Chief Operating Officer, Central Hotels
ATM 2019 will be the perfect platform for us to showcase and promote our portfolio of hotels. In 2018, we successfully launched two five-star properties in Dubai – Royal Central Hotel The Palm and Canal Central Hotel Business Bay. We are all set to unveil this year another luxurious hotel in Dubai ‘C Central The Palm’.
Mahmoud Alzaibak, Director of Sales and Marketing, Movenpick Apartments Downtown
Our aim is to introduce the ‘hometel’ experience in the GCC market. We expect to gather insights about the changes in the tourism industry specifically focusing on understanding the main source market of Dubai and the shift in traveller’s interest. This information will help us materialise new businesses and key partners.
Cesar B Mora, Director of Sales and Marketing, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort
Property exposure, awareness to the local and international market and new business sources are the main focus at this year’s ATM. We are looking forward to attract the travel and trade to come, stay and discover Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel & Resort as a ‘new getaway destination in a destination’.
Karan Anand, Head-Relationships, Cox & Kings
We are keen to consolidate and strengthen our relationship with travel agents, OTAs, tour operators, DMCs, wholesalers and other regional and international travel trade professionals. As an exciting vacation spot for Indians, the Gulf destinations are vying for attention with their range of experiential products.
Olwin Desouza, General Manager, Ghaya Grand Hotel
ATM is the ideal venue to announce our summer packages that are linked to popularising Dubai’s growing range of attractions as a family, shopping and leisure destination. Our special focus is on the upcoming Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), the region’s summer entertainment and shopping fiesta.
Ross Park, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert & The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
The Ritz-Carlton in Ras Al Khaimah has been operating the hotels since December 2016 and has attended the ATM every year since then. After repositioning our resorts in key markets like Germany, the UK, Switzerland and China, we are looking to expand our reach to promote our ‘Where in the World…’ campaign.