Arabian Travel Market 2023 signs partnership agreement with IHG Hotels & Resorts

Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the leading travel and tourism event for inbound and outbound tourism professionals across the Middle East, has signed an agreement with IHG Hotels & Resorts, to become its official hotel partner for ATM 2023, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Center from May 1 to 4.

Leading international hotel group IHG will officially welcome nearly 200 leading international media and key industry buyers from the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Turkey, India, GCC, USA, Egypt and South Africa.

The agreement will allow IHG to showcase its InterContinental branded properties in Dubai, as well as voco Hotels, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts and Hotel Indigo to top industry professionals representing luxury, leisure, MICE and travel. business. In addition, IHG will also host the coveted Official ATM Party.

The theme for next year’s ATM Showcase is “Working Towards Net Zero” and RX (Reed Exhibitions), the organizer of ATM, will celebrate its 30th annual event by unveiling a dedicated commitment to sustainability, not just to make the more sustainable ATM 2023 event, but to announce 30 long-term goals, as ATM works towards Net Zero in line with RX Global’s commitment.

Commenting on the announcement, Haitham Mattar, IHG Managing Director for IMEA, said, “We are delighted to extend our long-term relationship with RX as hotel partner for Arabian Travel Market 2023. We are particularly interested in the theme of the show “Working towards Net Zero”. because it aligns well with IHG’s Journey to Tomorrow, our ten-year responsible business program focused on our people, our planet and our communities.

“This partnership represents a great opportunity for IHG to showcase the work we are doing on a series of far-reaching commitments to drive environmental and social change to meet the demand for sustainable stays from millions of our customers around the world. .

“As a regular global exhibitor with RX, we have experienced great attendance and interest at many of their shows around the world and in particular at ATM. The show’s success was particularly evident in 2022, as the world resumed face-to-face encounters, building strong personal networks and long-term business relationships. The show provided a great backdrop for the launch of our new ‘IHG One Rewards’ program and in 2023 we look forward to deepening our loyalty offering for the Middle East.”

ATM 2022 attracted over 24,000 visitors and welcomed over 31,000 attendees, including 1,600 exhibitors and attendees from 151 countries, across 10 halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director, Arabian Travel Market, said: “Arabian Travel Market is committed to the Middle East, which has some of the most ambitious and exciting development plans in the world. This partnership with IHG presents an ideal opportunity to align one of the region’s leading hotel groups with our unparalleled event platform.

“The official hotel partnership is critical to the continued success of Arabian Travel Market, and the correlation between attracting quality buyers and delivering a quality hotel experience has been a major factor in generating interest and securing attendance from leading travel professionals. the travel industry.”

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About the Arab Travel Market (ATM), now in its 30th year, is the leading international travel and tourism event in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2022 attracted over 24,000 visitors and welcomed over 31,000 attendees, including 1,600 exhibitors and attendees from 151 countries, across 10 halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Arabian Travel Market is part of Arabian Travel Week. #ATMDubai

Next face-to-face event: Monday May 1 to Thursday May 4, 2023, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai https://www.wtm.com/atm/en-gb.html

About Arab Travel Week is a festival of events taking place within and alongside the Arabian Travel Market 2023. Offering a renewed focus for the travel and tourism sector in the Middle East, it includes ILTM Arabia, ARIVAL Dubai, the events and influencer activations, ITIC, GBTA Business Travel Forums, as well as ATM Travel Tech. It also includes ATM Buyers Forums, ATM Speed ​​Networking Events as well as a series of National Forums. https://www.wtm.com/arabian-travel-week/en-gb.html

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organizations. We increase the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, find products and close deals at over 400 events in 22 countries and 43 industrial sectors. RX is passionate about having a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all of its employees. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analysis and decision-making tools for professional and commercial customers. www.rxglobal.com

About IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels and Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, whose goal is to provide true hospitality for good.

With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the largest hotel loyalty programs in the world, IHG has more than 6,000 hotels open in more than 100 countries, and more than 1,800 under development.

  • Luxury & Art of living: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Vignette Collection, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo
  • Prime: voco hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels
  • Essential: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels
  • After : Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the holding company of the group and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 325,000 people work in IHG hotels and corporate offices around the world.

Visit us online to learn more about our hotels and reservations and about IHG One Rewards. To download the new IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple app or Google Play stores.

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About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analysis and decision-making tools for professional and commercial customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in around 40 countries. It employs more than 33,000 people, nearly half of them in North America. Shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX. Market capitalization is approximately £33 billion, €39 billion and $47 billion.*

*Note: Current market capitalization can be viewed at http://www.relx.com/investors

Global travel market (WTM) The portfolio includes leading travel events, online portals and virtual platforms on four continents. The events are:

WTM London, the world’s leading travel industry event, is the three-day must-attend exhibition for the global travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global (leisure) travel community. High-level travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London every November, generating business in the travel industry.

Next live event: Monday 7-9 November 2022 at ExCel London

http://london.wtm.com/

WTM Latin America takes place every year in the city of São Paulo and attracts around 20,000 tourism professionals during the three days of the event. The event offers qualified content as well as networking and business opportunities. In its ninth edition – there were eight face-to-face events as well as one 100% virtual event, held in 2021 – WTM Latin America continued to focus on effective business generation and achieved the advance booking of six thousand meetings held between buyers, travel agents and exhibitors in 2022.

Next event: Tuesday April 4 to Thursday April 6, 2023 – Expo Center Norte, SP, Brazil

http://latinamerica.wtm.com/

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated more than 7 thousand unique pre-scheduled appointments, an increase of more than 7% compared to 2019 and welcomed more than 6 thousand visitors (unaudited), the same number as in 2019 .

Next event: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town http://africa.wtm.com/

About ATW Connect: Africa Travel Week’s digital arm is a virtual platform jam-packed with interesting content, industry news and insights, and the chance to hear from experts on a variety of topics in our new webinar series. monthly. All with the aim of keeping us all connected in the travel and tourism industry. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology.

Africa Travel Week

WTM Global Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio online portal created to connect and support travel industry professionals across the globe. The resource center offers the latest advice and knowledge to help exhibitors, buyers and others in the travel industry meet the challenges of the global coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio taps into its global network of experts to create content for the hub. https://hub.wtm.com/

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