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Destination wedding tourism as well as solo and female led travel and ecotourism, wellness, adventure and agritourism (EWAA) are defining the hospitality industry landscape, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 – 22, 2020.

Arrivals from the UK to the GCC will increase 22 percent over the period 2018 to 2024, driven by new and direct flight routes, competitive air fares and a growing number of leisure travellers, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 - 22, 2020.

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.