ATM 2018 draws 39,000 attendees from the hospitality industry
The 25th annual show had 100 new exhibitors make a debut at this year's event
At the year’s 25th annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM), 39,000 hospitality and tourism professionals attended the four-day event which was held from April 22-25, 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The 2018 edition, on the theme of responsible tourism, hosted more than 400 main stand holders with over 100 new exhibitors making their debut. The number of countries represented at ATM 2018 totalled over 140. The show registered a 40% increase in visitors since its 20th show in 2013 with hotel stands covering 20% of the arena, a statement said.
At the 25th show highlights included the return of Halal Tourism Summit, the first Student Conference, Destination Investment conference hosted by CNNMoney’s John Defterios and other features such as the Wellness and Spa Lounge, Travel Agents’ Academy, Buyers’ Club, Digital Influencer Speed Networking and the travel tech show.