Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) will showcase the diversity of Dubai’s destination offering, as well as initiatives designed to further strengthen the city’s tourism industry at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM).
While this year’s ATM is expected to highlight the growth trajectory of the global travel and tourism industry, as well as the challenges ahead under the theme “The Future of International Travel and Tourism”, DET looks forward to sharing and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas and taking advantage of opportunities for sustainable growth.
A larger and completely new Dubai stand will see more than 100 partners and representatives from government entities, hotels, destination management companies and tour operators join DET to safely welcome visitors, as well as more than 290 buyers internationals hosted at the event.
The Dubai stand will also highlight key activities of government agencies and industry players including the Dubai Police, General Directorate of Residence and Foreign Affairs – Dubai (GDRFA -Dubai), Health Authority of Dubai, SMCCU, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Culture, Accor and Marriott International.
Issam Kazim, CEO of the Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, said: “ATM is an important platform for global and regional tourism and this year the forum comes at a time when the world is increasingly looking to learn from the success of Dubai. tourism recovery strategy. As host destination and one of the long-standing partners of this annual event, Dubai’s participation, along with a cross-section of government and industry partners, is fundamental to reinvigorating the future of global tourism. .
“Our Department of Economy and Tourism also sees ATM as an opportunity to strengthen collaboration with stakeholders and with the international travel industry community, as well as highlight the destination offering to multifaceted which plays a pivotal role in ensuring that Dubai remains at the forefront of world leading and safe travel destinations.
With Dubai ranked as the world’s number one destination in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2022, the city’s growing food sector is one of the key pillars set to be in the spotlight at ATM 2022, along with the diverse cultural attractions of the city, calendar of events and multiple visa initiatives that provide more flexibility and options for talent to come and stay in the emirate, as well as greater consideration for visiting Dubai as a destination first choice for business and leisure travellers.
DET will provide ATM visitors with exciting updates on Dubai’s dining scene, as part of ongoing efforts to elevate Dubai’s position as a year-round global dining hub, including the arrival of the Dubai Michelin Guide and the famous brand of food critics – Gault & Millau, as well as the list of the 50 best restaurants in the Middle East and North Africa which includes 16 restaurants in Dubai.
Another key initiative to be promoted at the Dubai stand will be Dubai Can, a sustainability campaign aimed at encouraging people to buck the plastic trend and inspire mass action to actively reduce the use of plastic bottles at Disposable. The Dubai College of Tourism will demonstrate the variety and strength of its travel and trade partner education courses, as well as the institution’s role in nurturing the next generation of Dubai’s tourism workforce.
DET will also actively amplify Dubai’s array of festivals and events, including the Dubai Food Festival, which runs alongside ATM and runs from May 2-15, 2022. Dubai has made great strides towards its goal principal of becoming the world’s leading family destination and is confidently looking to the summer period for accelerated travel growth with the launch of the 25th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises.
Additionally, DET will also be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dubai Calendar, the official event listing platform.
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