Live registration for ATM 2022


DUBAI, 11 March 2022: Registration is now online and free to attend the Arabian Travel Mart to be held from 9 to 12 May 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

After more than two years of travel restrictions that have postponed trade events, ATM will bring together buyers, exhibitors and travel professionals from around the world for four days of networking and business research.

Last month, the Arabian Travel Mart team released details of a report commissioned by STR, a data and hotel analytics specialist. The report, compiled at the end of 2021, showed that hotel development in key GCC tourist destinations was growing six times the global average.

He highlighted massive hotel development plans in Mecca, Doha, Riyadh, Medina, Muscat and Dubai despite the pandemic headwinds the global hospitality industry has been facing over the past two years.

Mecca and Doha both increased their hotel room inventory by 76%, followed by Riyadh, Medina and Muscat with growth of 66%, 60% and 59% respectively.

The hotel expansion trend indicates that ATM 2022 organizers can expect a strong presence at the show’s live event with participating hotels from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and of the United Arab Emirates.

In Dubai, room growth stands at 26%, which is still extraordinary given its existing base and after years of continuous hotel development – ​​still more than double the global average.

Arabian Travel Market Exhibition Director ME Danielle Curtis said: “With a global average of 12%, we are seeing several GCC destinations grow at six times those rates.”

“These numbers, coupled with the continued easing of travel restrictions, will no doubt encourage travel professionals across the Middle East and beyond. As such, we expect a substantial increase in attendees at the ATM live event this year, especially in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates,” she added.

Expo 2020 Dubai will end on March 31. The mega event was the catalyst for the accelerated growth of hotel rooms in the UAE, with nearly 50,000 rooms yet to open across the Emirates. Doha is following close behind with final preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup being put in place. Doha is on track to deliver 23,000 hotel rooms before and after the 2022 World Cup, adding to the country’s burgeoning hotel real estate portfolio.


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