Registration is now dwell and free to attend the Arabian Travel Mart resulting from happen 9 to 12 May 2022 on the Dubai World Trade Centre. Following greater than two years of lockdowns journey restrictions that postponed commerce occasions, ATM will reunite patrons, exhibitors and journey commerce professionals from everywhere in the world for 4 days of networking and enterprise sourcing.
Last month the Arabian Travel Mart workforce launched particulars of a commissioned report undertaken by STR, an information and lodge analytic specialist. The report, compiled on the finish of 2021, confirmed lodge improvement in prime GCC tourism locations rising at six occasions the worldwide common.
It highlighted large lodge improvement plans in Makkah, Doha, Riyadh, Medina, Muscat and Dubai regardless of the pandemic headwinds that the worldwide hospitality business should deal with over the previous two years.
Makkah and Doha are each increasing their lodge room stock by 76%, adopted by Riyadh, Medina and Muscat with 66%, 60% and 59% progress respectively.
The development in lodge enlargement signifies ATM 2022 organisers can anticipate a major presence on the present’s dwell occasion with lodge members from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and UAE. In Dubai, rooms progress stands at 26%, which continues to be extraordinary, contemplating its present base and following years of steady lodge improvement – it’s nonetheless greater than double the worldwide common.
Arabian Travel Market Exhibition Director ME Danielle Curtis stated, “With the worldwide common sitting at 12%, we’re witnessing a number of GCC locations rising at six occasions these charges. These figures coupled with the continued leisure in journey restrictions will undoubtedly encourage journey professionals all through the Middle East and additional afield. As such, we expect a considerable improve within the variety of members on the ATM dwell occasion this 12 months, particularly Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the UAE.”
Dubai’s Expo 2020 in Dubai will shut on 31 March. The mega occasion has been the catalyst for accelerated lodge room progress within the UAE, with nearly 50,000 rooms nonetheless to open throughout the Emirates. Following carefully behind is Doha, with ultimate preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 now being put in place. Doha is on observe to ship 23,000 lodge rooms pre-and post-World Cup 2022, including to the nation’s burgeoning lodge property portfolio.