Government officials and industry leaders will gather at Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow for the 30th edition of Arabian Travel Market to focus on sustainability & decarbonization.
The global travel, tourism, and hospitality experts will explore ‘Working Towards Net Zero’ options from Monday to Thursday.
The event will unveil a sustainability pledge to use environment-friendly materials, eliminate single-use plastic, and other forward-thinking initiatives.
The ATM features a diverse selection of interviews and panel discussions and insights for a sustainable travel industry.”
Regional policymakers will take to ATM Global Stage in the opening session to explore the sector’s role in addressing climate change. The panel will comprise Sujit Mohanty, Chief of the UNDRR Regional Office for the Arab States, and HE Abdullah bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy. Dr Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director, Jordan Tourism Board, and HE Walid Nassar, Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism will also be part of the panel.
This show will also feature the inaugural ‘ATM Sustainable Stand Award’ as part of the ATM 2023 Best Stand Awards.
Exhibitor participation in ATM 2023 has risen by 27% compared to last year’s event, with growth registered across all show sectors.
Working Towards Net Zero
Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director ME, Arabian Travel Market, said: “We cannot wait to welcome participants and industry experts to explore this year’s theme Working Towards Net Zero.
The conference will see the return of the International Luxury Travel Market, Arabia, which will explore trends and opportunities within high-end tourism. There will also be sessions from International Tourism & Investment Conference, International Congress and Convention Association, and Global Business Travel Association.
Sessions focused on key markets of India, China, and GCC, and a new informal speed networking platform is also part of the agenda.
The conference will explore how innovative sustainable travel trends are likely to evolve. Delegates will identify growth strategies within key verticals while providing a platform for a sustainable future.
The strategic partners of ATM 2023 include Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism as the Destination Partner, Emirates as the Official Airline Partner, IHG Hotels & Resorts as the Official Hotel Partner, and Al Rais Travel as the Official DMC Partner.