By Gavin Gibbon
Virtual ATM event scheduled to take place from June 1-3
This year’s edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers Reed Travel Exhibitions had previously postponed the event, which was due to start today at Dubai World Trade Centre, and rescheduled it to run from June 28 to July 1.
However, ATM has become the latest high profile casualty of the Covid-19 crisis.
A statement said: “We appreciate that this is disappointing news, however everyone’s health and safety is our top priority. We are fully aware of the important role that ATM plays for industry professionals right across the Middle East region and beyond, and we believe it is our responsibility to deliver a safe and successful event when we are able to do so.”
Over 39,000 travel professionals, government ministers and international press, visit ATM every year to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends.
The annual business-to-business (B2B) exhibition showcases over 2,800 products and destinations from around the world to over 28,000 buyers and travel trade visitors.
While the live event will go ahead on May 16-19, 2021, there will be an ATM Virtual Event from June 1-3, made up of webinars, live conference sessions, speed networking events, one-on-one meetings.