Arabian Travel Market online registration goes live

Guest Writer

Dubai, UAE. 10 February 2010: Online registration for the 2010 edition of the Arabian Travel Market is now live, allowing visitors to take advantage of a number of benefits in the build-up to the show, which runs from the 4th to 7th May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Arabian Travel Market 2010 - organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions- is the Middle East’s premier travel and tourism event. Online Registration - which is sponsored by Rotana is now live for visitor’s to register and receive pre-event benefits including travel discounts, fast track entry and meetings request tool.
Rotana – the leading hotel management company in the Middle East & North Africa – is the official sponsor of registration for the tenth year running. Just one of the many sponsorship opportunities that Arabian Travel Market offers, allowing companies to expose themselves to over 2,000 exhibitors and 15,000 visitors from around the globe.

‘Our overall participation at ATM is to strengthen our regional presence and to support our expansion plans reaching a portfolio of 70 properties by 2012. This participation is supported by many branding and sponsorship opportunities such as the Arabian Travel Market registration, which assist us greatly in showcasing our brand and products offering within the Rotana portfolio,’ said Selim El Zyr, President and CEO of Rotana.

Mark Walsh, Group Exhibition Director of Reed Travel Exhibitions, stated that by signing up early, visitors will benefit. “Registering to attend Arabian Travel Market before it begins provides visitors with a host of benefits; up to date exhibitor information, discounts on flights and accommodation, and priority access to the exhibition which means no queues!” The Arabian Travel Market is an ideal venue for industry players to meet and conduct business.”

“This is shaping up to be the most successful show in Arabian Travel Market’s 16 year history, the sign up for exhibition, with three months still to go, is already 90% indicating the Arabian Travel Market is more relevant and useful to the tourism industry then ever before. With so many exhibitors signed up it is crucial that visitors prioritise their time to gain maximum benefit”, he added.

In 2009 the Arabian Travel Market hosted 2,100 exhibitors and stand-sharers, from 69 countries, including 70 new-to-market representatives – and over 2,200 members of the general public visited the exhibition on Consumer Day – traditionally held on the last day it allows exhibitors to target and interact with consumers directly.

This year will also see the return of both Travel Agents’ and Careers Day, to be held on Thursday 6th May. Travel Agents’ day was first introduced in 2007 and is designed to foster the latest top class travel and tourism education among travel agents through a range of seminars and entertainment features.

Careers Day offers onsite interviews, workshops and seminars, occupation and training advice to help interested parties to plan their next career move and exhibitors the chance to find the right candidate.

A number of other initiatives will also be returning for 2010, reaffirming Arabian Travel Market’s continued commitment to investing in content, and ensuring it provides a one-stop-shop for all industry needs.

New to this year’s ATM will be ‘Zone 8’, which provides a more relaxed area for informal networking away from the hustle and bustle of the main floor, as well as increased opportunities to interact with various destinations first hand through a series of live shows, which will serve to showcase new destinations and products.

The Arabian Travel Market is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the auspices of the Government of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.


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