Friday, January 4, 2019
Reed Travel Exhibitions has renewed its host hotel partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group. Reed Travel Exhibitions is the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading travel and tourism event for inbound and outbound tourism professionals in the Middle East.
Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of global developer Emaar Properties will continue to be the Official Hotel Partner for Arabian Travel Market’s 2019 and 2020 events. Emaar Hospitality Group manages the hotel brands Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts, and Rove Hotels. These properties will welcome the ‘Hosted Buyers’ programme, which includes senior travel industry decision makers with direct purchasing responsibility, as well as selected international press.
Arabian Travel Market to host the international press and key buyers across Emaar Hospitality Group’s hotels. The renowned hospitality group will officially accommodate a select number of key media and industry buyers attending the annual event in Dubai as well as host the Official ATM Welcome Party.
Nick Pilbeam, Divisional Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: “Arabian Travel Market is committed to the Middle East as a leading international travel and tourism destination and our partnership with Emaar Hospitality Group and its hotel brands represents an ideal opportunity to align one of the region’s leading hospitality brands with our unique event platform.”
According to Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, Arabian Travel Market is a significant platform that underlines the vibrant tourism and hospitality landscape of the UAE and the region.
He added: “As Official Hotel Partner, we are committed to showcasing the exceptional breadth of hotels and resorts we have in Dubai as well as in other key markets across the world. We are expanding our footprint, with over 50 hotel projects, including 13 operational hotels. Through our partnership with ATM, we will offer guests a true experience of our hospitality standards.”
Danielle Curtis, ME Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: “The host hotel programme is a pivotal element in the ongoing success of Arabian Travel Market, and the correlation between attracting quality buyers and delivering a quality host hotel experience has been a major factor in driving interest and guaranteeing the attendance of key travel industry players over the last 25 years.”
ATM welcomed over 39,000 people to its 2018 event, including 2,545 exhibiting companies, with representation from 141 countries over the four days.
Arabian Travel Market 2019 will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from Sunday, 28 April to Wed., 1 May 2019.