Dubai (Al Ittihad) Prominent personalities from the tourism sector are participating live and in person in the opening session of the exhibition Arab Travel Market 2021 «Forum» On the stage of the global stage, “Global Stage” for the travel market under the title “Tourism for a brighter future”, which will be held on May 16 at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The list of prominent speakers includes: Hilal Saeed Al-Marri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing in Dubai, Dr. Talib Al-Rifai, former Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Scott Livermore, Chief Economist in the Middle East at Oxford Economics, and Thuyeb Mohammed, Managing Director of Maldives for Marketing and Public Relations.
This session, moderated by CNN, sheds light on the critical factors that would lead to a strong, rapid and sustainable recovery in travel and tourism and the importance of the pivotal role that this sector will play in the general economic growth of the United Arab Emirates. Other topics that will be discussed also include each. Who: knowledge, cultural exchange, technological innovation, and international cooperation.
Also high on the agenda is the Gulf-Israeli Relations session, which discusses the tremendous travel and tourism opportunities provided by bilateral agreements between the Gulf states and Israel.
List of speakers
The list of keynote speakers includes: His Excellency Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah Hamid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises, Uriit Farkash Hakuhin, Minister of Tourism in Israel, and Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Chairman of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority. .
This four-day conference addresses a wide range of issues related to travel, health and safety, as well as the convening of buyers’ forums dedicated to the main tourist-exporting markets such as: China, Saudi Arabia and India, in addition to the Hotel Industry Summit, in which the changing roles will be highlighted. Hotels are playing it during the pandemic and changing the hospitality landscape.
The Tourism Summit in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will discuss the positive implications of the Saudi Vision 2030 strategy, the ambitious mega projects, and how the country sets new standards for global industry, and this summit will include an elite of the most prominent personalities and high-level experts, including: Captain Ibrahim Al-Kashi, CEO of Saudi Arabian Airlines Dr. Afnan Al-Shuaibi, founder and CEO of FNN International and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Arab Forum for Women, Jerry Inzerillo, CEO of the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, and John Pagano, CEO of the Red Sea Development Company in Saudi Arabia.
Daniel Curtis, Director of the Arab Travel Market in the Middle East, which will be held from 16 to 19 May 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Center, said: “This year’s edition of the Arab Travel Market exhibition will be held under the slogan« The dawn of a new dawn for travel and tourism. “Therefore, the opening session will be a positive, practical and optimistic start.”
A group of high-profile keynote speakers as well as a group of the world’s most prominent technology experts will gather for four days at the Travel Forward Theater, where they will have the opportunity to meet suppliers and delegates from across the Middle East and beyond with the aim of promoting travel technology trends and providing pioneering insights into the latest technologies and trends that are emerging. Shaping the future of travel and tourism.
The activities of the Arab Travel Market 2021 exhibition include the holding of an international conference for tourism and investment, in addition to other joint activities such as: the Arab Travel Market social media influencers event and the sessions to accelerate communication between influencers and the buyers club.
62 countries will participate in this year’s Arab Travel Market exhibition, represented by: the main exhibiting companies and participants. The most prominent countries participating in this year’s edition include: the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Germany, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, Greece, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Korea. Southern, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico and the United States of America.
Curtis added, “During the event, the main focus of the event will be through discussions and seminars on the current situation of the tourism and travel sector in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping pace with the launch of vaccines, easing social and travel restrictions, and most importantly of all, is to address what the future holds for this industry. , In addition to focusing on the most prominent emerging trends, what the future holds, and how to benefit from innovation in pushing forward the growth of this industry.
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