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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.

More than 63 percent of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just eight percent of these passengers leaving the airport to explore the emirate, according to the latest Colliers International data published by Reed Travel Exhibitions ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre between April 28 – May 01.

More than 30 airlines have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre on April 30 and May 01.

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29 percent over the period 2018 to 2023, driven by new and direct flight routes, a growing number of millennial and middle-class travellers and competitive air fares, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – May 01.
According to ATM’s research partner, Colliers International, as many as 8,3 million EU residents will travel to the GCC in 2023, an additional 1,9 million travellers when compared to 2018 arrival figures.

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of five percent between 2018 and 2023 to 3,5 million, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2019 (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 –May 01.

Expo 2020 and its legacy, District 2020, are expected to have a positive long-term influence on the growth of inbound arrivals to the UAE from the country’s top five source markets between 2018 and 2023, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, which will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April 28 May 01, has announced that it will host the first ATM Hotel Industry Summit as part of its line-up of special events.

Reed Travel Exhibitions, organiser of the annual Arabian Travel Market (ATM) showcase in Dubai, has announced the launch of Arabian Travel Week – an umbrella brand comprising four co-located shows.

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