Dubai: At the first day of operation, there was a huge crowd at the ATM. The Arabian travel market (ATM) at the Arabian Travel Market, the largest travel and tourism fair in the Gulf region, was packed on the first day. The 29th ATM will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center until the 12th of this month. More than 1,500 companies and government representatives from more than 112 countries, including India, are participating. The Indian pavilion was inaugurated by Rapinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism and Dr. Amanpuri, Consul General, Dubai, India. Kerala’s stalls are also on display.
Organizers expect more than 20,000 visitors. There will also be seminars, workshops and discussions. An online event is also being organized on the 17th and 18th.
Representatives from different countries will explain about new tourist destinations, packages, cruise tourism and technological advancements. It is the largest travel and tourism exhibition in the Middle East. Saudi Arabian Airlines, Fly Dubai and Etihad have announced attractive packages this time around.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Airlines and Group, was present at the ATM on Monday evening. Officially inaugurated. UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.