#ATM2016 Day One – What did you miss?

#ATM2016 Day One – What did you miss?

At 10am today the 23rd edition of Arabian Travel Market opened its doors. Inbound and outbound tourism professionals filled the halls, all looking to unlock business potential within the Middle East.

#ATM2016 for global insight…
Today saw the launch of the brand new ATM Global Stage, showcasing the very best industry speakers discussing a wide range of strategic issues.

Throughout today this 200+ seat theatre was packed, with audiences gaining valuable insight on topics such as emerging markets and the millennial generation.

A look at the future of the UAE as a global tourism hub with Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce CEO, Issam Kazim, proved very popular indeed. Following the session we caught up with Issam to find out more.


Buyers, buyers, buyers…
Day one at #ATM2016 saw buyers and exhibitors from around the world come together to do valuable business in the first of the week’s Buyer Club Speed Networking events.

500 plus exhibitors and more than 100 senior buyers got five focused minutes together to talk leads, deals and business.

Earlier today we spoke to Movenpick Hotels to find out how it went:

The future of travel refresh….
Tomorrowland – The Future of Travel Refresh was also on today’s agenda, with Sabre’s Joakim Everstin taking to the stage to address this hot topic.

Following his session we spoke to Joakim for a round up of the key points:

Exhibitors on show…
#ATM2016 welcomed more than 2500 exhibitors from around the world, featuring a diverse and comprehensive range of products and destinations across the entire industry.

Earlier today we caught up with new exhibitor Crystal Cruises who told us exactly why they are here. You can find them over on stand CP2516

Here is what they had to say:

More to come tomorrow…
That covers just some of day one at Arabian Travel Market 2016, there are still three more packed days to come!

Thanks to those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already, you can still register to attend for free below

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