Arabian Travel Market (ATM), that kicks off from April 28 at Dubai World Trade Centre, will witness over 40,000 travel professionals representing over 150 country pavilions and showcasing 2,600+ products from around the world.
H E Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Chairman, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority
As one of the largest regional travel and tourism events, the Arabian Travel Market provides a special opportunity to showcase Sharjah as the world book capital. A culture of reading is currently being promoted throughout the region and we will engage with key players in the industry to collaborate on new projects for the local tourism industry. We will reflect Sharjah’s authentic traditions and cultural identity throughout our 22nd involvement at ATM as part of the ongoing bid to promote Sharjah as an ideal family destination and attract over 10 million visitors in line with Sharjah Tourism Vision 2021. We will place strong emphasis on ecotourism products, outdoor activities and the development of hotels that mirror the heritage and culture of the UAE.
H E Marwan Al Serkal, Executive Chairman, Shurooq
Shurooq continues to play an active role in boosting investment prospects and unique business opportunities in one of the most diversified tourism sectors in the region, incorporating a number of new elements, experiences and business prospects across archaeological, cultural, educational and ecotourism. Shurooq partners with international operators such as GHM and Shaza Hotels across a variety of hospitality projects developed by the authority.
H E Saeed Al Samahi, Director General, Fujairah Tourism and Antiquities Authority
As we have new partners joining us with exciting adventure programmes, we expect the meetings at ATM to be fruitful this year. With the participation of many new country pavilions, we will get the opportunity to showcase our rich culture and heritage to the world. An important aspect we need to add is the improvement of the hotel sector with new properties coming up in Fujairah that has given the emirate an opportunity to further develop the tourism sector.
Haitham Mattar, Chief Executive Officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority
With over 7,000 years of history, Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect getaway for leisure, business and adventure travellers. As part of our Destination Strategy 2019-2021, we will continue to create compelling offerings that combine the emirate’s key promises — pristine beaches, natural beauty, culture and heritage, excellence in hospitality and unrivalled experiences — to attract close to 1.5 million visitors by 2021 and three million visitors by 2025.