An innovation-centric 31st edition of ATM, May 6-9 at DWTC

An innovation-centric 31st edition of ATM, May 6-9 at DWTC

More than 100 of the world’s leading travel technology companies will be exhibiting at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2024.

Taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from May 6-9, the event promises more than ever before. Indeed, ATM 2024’s Travel Tech space will be 56 percent larger than the previous edition, with 33 percent more exhibitors, indicative of unprecedented demand.

The global travel technology market is projected to reach USD 21 billion by 2032, according to Allied Market Research. With this in mind, the ATM Future Stage will spotlight opportunities in this rapidly evolving sector. These include sessions such as Navigating the Future: A Futurist’s Prediction and Strategic Capabilities and Implications of AI within Business.

Additionally, there are sessions on “Putting the Traveler First with AI” and “Unlocking the Value of Travel.” Furthermore, the ATM “Start-up Pitch Battle” returns this year, featuring the region’s most promising startups showcasing their innovative solutions.

The event will also feature a “Best Use of Technology” award for the first time, evaluating exhibitors on their technology deployment. Overall, ATM 2024 aims to empower innovation and transform travel through entrepreneurship.

Furthermore, the theme for the 31st edition of ATM is “Empowering Innovation: Transforming Travel Through Entrepreneurship.” It aims to champion the start-ups and innovators making a significant contribution to the travel and tourism sector.

Danielle Curtis, the exhibition director, said: “ATM 2024 will showcase entrepreneurs in aviation, accommodation, hospitality and attractions. The event will also explore how innovative sustainable trends will evolve, identifying strategies for growth within key vertical sectors.”

ATM also brings together policymakers, industry leaders and professionals to shape the future of global travel and tourism.

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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