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ATM 2015: facts, figures & highlights

All the statistics on the biggest travel showcase in the Middle East

ATM 2015: facts, figures & highlights

Your guide to all you need to know for the 22nd edition of ATM:

  • Dates: Monday 4 May – Thursday 7 May 2015

The show will be open to visitors:

o Mon 4th May: 12:00 – 18:00 Grand opening is scheduled at 11am

o Tue 5th  May: 10:00 – 18:00

o Wed 6th May: 10:00 – 18:00

o Thu 7th  May: 10:00 – 17:00

  • Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Floor Space m2 - One additional hall this year
  • Exhibitor information:

o Main stand holders: over 400

o Exhibiting companies expected: over 2,700 expected

o Number of countries represented (booked exhibitors only): 86

o Visitors expected: over 23,000

o Number of countries represented (pre-registered visitors only): 152

o New exhibitors: 113

o Country pavilions: 64 (please see list below)

  • Areas of Floor Space Growth:

o Overall Show Growth in Meterage:  7%

o Europe: 12.5%

o Travel Tech Show at ATM: 24%

o UAE: 6%

o Hotels: 4.5%

  • Highlights include

o Over 40 wide-ranging seminar and tech theatre sessions - topics covering family travel, luxury tourism trends, aviation, mobile technology trends, wellness tourism, business, adventure, budget etc.

o UNWTO- will bring together Ministers of Tourism and industry leaders in the MENA region to discuss how to advance intra-regional tourism and seize the growing opportunities emerging for increased cooperation.

o Exhibition Trails – helping visitors to navigate the show floor, trails include: family travel, budget travel, business travel, health & wellbeing, shopping, transportation, sports travel, cultural and heritage and adventure travel.

o ATM app – The official app for the WTM Portfolio. With the app you can arrange your visit to each WTM Portfolio event with all relevant information at your fingertips. App features include: Access to the complete exhibitor listings, Full events, conference and seminar schedule, Manage your agenda and diary of meeting appointments, Lists of seminar speakers, Interactive floor plan and maps, Useful information about the venue and opening hours.

o Data Scanner - Exhibitors can rent an iPod loaded with an app which can scan exhibitor and visitor badges to make contact details more accurate and follow-ups more convenient.

o Back this year – ILTM@ATM (Luxury travel buyers meet luxury suppliers in exclusive pre-scheduled appointments 5-6 May).  Also the UNWTO Ministerial Forum, where ministers of Tourism will be joined by industry leaders representing the different travel and hospitality sub-sectors with an agenda to discuss how to advance intra-regional tourism and seize the growing opportunities emerging for increased co-operation.

o Captains of Industry Lunch - The prestigious ATM Captains of Industry Lunch will welcome 80 leading senior industry executives of commercial travel organisations to this exclusive by invitation only event.

o New Launch - As ATM’s fastest growing sector, travel technology is being brought together into a single event as The Travel Tech Show at ATM, introduced in response to visitor interest.  The show will feature up to 50 exhibitors across the travel technology sector plus the RateGain Travel Technology Theatre  and Visa Exhibitor Showcase Theatre will host almost 30 sessions (a 40% increase on 2014).

  • New to the show:

o Extra Hall

o Spotlight on Family Travel - annual theme for 2015

o Travel Tech Show at ATM

o Captains of Industry Lunch (Wed 6 May)

o Best Stand Awards

o Buyers Club Speed Networking (Thurs 7 May in Buyers Club Lounge)

  • Research to be presented at ATM:

o Monday 4th May – YouGov, Family travel trends, VISA Seminar Theatre,

15:40 – 16:40

o Wednesday 6th May – Euromonitor, Travel technology, VISA Seminar Theatre,

11:00 – 12:00

o Wednesday 6th May – PhocusWright, Middle Eastern travel industry, VISA Seminar Theatre, 15:30 – 16:30

  • About World Travel Market Portfolio

ATM is part of the WTM Portfolio, the world’s leading portfolio of leisure travel events, which facilitates US$7 bn in industry deals. WTM Portfolio events include:

o WTM South Africa

o WTM Latin America

o WTM London

o Arabian Travel Market

In total, in 2014 the WTM Portfolio hosted;

o 1,512 Main Stand Holder exhibitors

o 7,914 Stand Sharer exhibitors

o 15,263 Buyers (including 479 Hosted Buyers)

o 46,766 Visitors

  • Featured new exhibitors include:

o Consejo de Promoción Turística de México – Spain

o The Empire Hotel & Country Club – Brunei Darussalam

o Al Wasl Passenger Yachts and Boat Rental L.L.C. – United Arab Emirates

o Imperial Premium Rent A Car L.L.C - United Arab Emirates

o Slovak Tourist Board – Slovakia


o Województwo Lubelskie - Poland


o Lamir Turizm org. ve danismanlik hizmetleri LTD sirketi – Turkey

o Umbrella Travel – Turkey

o Muftuler Tur.otel.tas.ins.tic.as – Turkey

o Muderris Turizm Seyahat Insaat Tekstil Emlak Gida San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. – Turkey

o Izmir Development Agency – Turkey

o Vanilla Tours – Turkey

o StartBooking.com - United Arab Emirates

o Al Sahhab Tourism Agency – Turkey

o Mercan Turizm Dış Tic. Ltd. Şti. - Turkey

o ZEHRA Turizm Seyahat Acentasi – Turkey

o Vanilla Travel – Turkey

o National Tourism Organisation of Serbia - Serbia

o Al Rayyan Hospitality – Qatar

o Al Ghunaim Hospitality – Saudi Arabia

o Small Luxury Hotels of the World – United Kingdom

o Signature Hotel Management & Hospitality - United Arab Emirates

o First Central Hotel Apartments, FZ-LLC - United Arab Emirates

o L.E. Hotels – Spain

o Armani Hotel Dubai - United Arab Emirates

o Gromaxx Hotel Management LLC - United Arab Emirates

o Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts - United Arab Emirates

o R Hotels Group - United Arab Emirates

o Hard Rock International – United States

o Iran Private Tourism Sectors - United Arab Emirates

o Kuwait Concierge Company-Call center WLL - Kuwait

o Associazione Italiana Turismo Medicale – Italy

o Sonata Software – United States

o DHISCO Inc. – United States

o Holiday Store Travel - United Arab Emirates

o even Global – Malaysia

o LeGate – Saudi Arabia

o Setur Servis Turistik A S - Turkey

o Saltours International Ltd UK – United Kingdom 

o Farhat International Tours & Travels W.L.L - Bahrain

o Asfartrip - United Arab Emirates

o Emaar Malls Group PJSC - United Arab Emirates

o Dubai Parks & Resorts LLC - United Arab Emirates

o Dubai Link Tours - United Arab Emirates

o Dubai Leisure Holidays LLC - United Arab Emirates

  • 70 National and regional pavilions at ATM this year:

o Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority

o Ajman Tourism Development Department

o Argentina - National Institute for Tourism Promotion

o Austrian National Tourist Office

o Azerbaijan, Ministry of Culture and Tourism

o Bulgaria, Ministry of Tourism

o Bursa Eskisehir  Bilecik Development Agency

o Cambodia, Ministry of Tourism

o Caribbean Tourism Organization

o Cyprus Tourism Organisation

o Czech Tourism

o East Marmara Development Agency (MARKA)

o Eastern Blacksea Development Agency (DOKA)

o Egyptian Tourist Authority

o ENIT - Italian State Tourist Board

o Fujairah Tourism & Antiquities Authority

o General Board of Tourism in Kurdistan Region – Iraq

o German National Tourist Office

o Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd

o Government of Dubai

o Hungarian Tourism Ltd.

o India Tourism

o Instituto Nacional do Turismo

o Iran Private Tourism Sectors

o Istria Tourist Board

o Izmir Development Agency

o Jordan Tourism Board

o KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN Tourism Sector, Ministry of Culture

o Korea National Tourism Organization

o Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau

o Lebanon Ministry of Tourism

o Macau Government Tourist Office

o Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

o Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority

o Mexico Tourism Board

o Ministry of Commerce and Industry Tourism Sector – KUWAIT

o Monaco Government Tourist Bureau

o Moroccan National Tourist Office

o Munich Tourist Office

o Namibia Tourism Board

o National Tourism Organisation of Serbia

o Nepal Tourism Board

o Oman Ministry of Tourism

o Philippines Department of Tourism

o Qatar Tourism Authority

o Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority

o Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities

o Seychelles Tourism Board

o Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority

o Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (SHUROOQ)

o Slovak Tourist Board

o Slovenian Tourist Board

o South Africa Tourism Promotion

o Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau.

o Switzerland Tourism

o Taiwan Tourism Bureau

o The Ministry of Tourism Indonesia

o Tourism Authority of Thailand


o Tunisian National Tourist Office

o Spanish Tourism Board

o Turisticka Zajednica Istarske Zupanije

o Turkish Culture & Information Office

o United Kingdom

o USA - Brand USA - DiscoverAmerica.com

o Visit Brussels


o Województwo Lubelskie

o Zagreb Tourist Board

o Zambia Tourism Board

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