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The number of Indian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81 percent from 5,4 million in 2018 to 9,8 million in 2024, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10 percent, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020.

Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated USD1,22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19 percent when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19-22, 2020.

Arabian Travel Market 2020 (ATM) has launched a new series of buyer forums and networking events focused on India, Saudi Arabia, China and Russia’s growing outbound potential, as GCC travel and tourism companies and destinations look to attract a larger share from these major source markets.

This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) witnessed a 106 percent increase in visitors from China and a 20 percent increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.


Swiss-Belhotel International, a global hospitality management chain, had concluded a highly successful four-days at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, where it updated the Middle Eastern travel trade on its impressive plans for global expansion, brand development and environmental sustainability.

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has made a colourful impression at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, as it plans build on the 31 million visitors it welcomed in 2018, an 8,7 percent increase year-on-year.

It is hard to stand out from the crowd when you are one of 2,800 exhibitors – but the Moroccan National Provincial Tourist Office has been adjudged the Best Stand Design for its authentic representation of a typical Moroccan house at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019.

The GCC must deliver unique and tech-enabled experiences designed for free independent travellers (FITs) if it is to grow its market share among China’s outbound tourists, according to experts speaking at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019.

Arrivals from the Middle East to Egypt are expected to increase 50 percent from 1,49 million in 2018 to 2,23 million in 2022 with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute USD70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP for this year, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to offer at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

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