Day 2 at ATM 2013 – The Best Bits

 Live from the Dubai stand

Day 2 at Arabian Travel Market kicked off in style. The UNWTO & ATM Ministerial Forum brought together Ministers of Tourism and the aviation industry’s top leaders from across the globe.

The discussion focused on how to best build a common agenda for growth across tourism and aviation and proved to be extremely insightful.

VIDEO - We spoke to Lebanon's Tourism Minister following the session, he told us why he was there and how important ATM is to him.


Who did you see?

Exhibitor stands were certainly busy again today. Exhibitors met, networked and concluded deals with the thousands of buyers and travel industry professionals that filled the exhibition halls.

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WTM Vision Conference…

The third Dubai edition of this popular event took place today. Euromonitor International were among a high-calibre line-up of speakers, and presented in-depth findings from their latest Travel and Tourism 2013 research. While Ritz-Carlton outlined how their approach to CSR goes far beyond chequebook philanthropy.

WTM Vision


The industry’s issues…

The industry’s key issues were again the focus of today with full programmes across the Seminar Theatre and Google Technology Theatre.

Jerome Touze, Co-Founder & CEO at explained how to drive engagement and performance via social media.

VIDEO - We asked Jerome to tell us what he thought was the most important takeaway from today’s session

John Strickland moderated proceedings in the Aviation Outlook 2013 session over in the Seminar Theatre. A panel featuring Boeing, Lufthansa and FlyDubai discussed the sectors burning issues, which included high fuel prices and the potential of the next generation of planes.

VIDEO - Panelist and Vice President of Boeing, Randy Tinseth told us what the session covered and what he thinks of ATM

Trip Advisor and Hilton Worldwide were also among those speaking across today’s other sessions, with topics covering everything from Loyalty Programmes to Gamification.

Tonight’s the night…

Don’t forget, tonight is the Official Exhibitor Party over at the Dubai IBN Battuta. If you are an exhibitor and have an invite, we will see you there from 7pm.

More to come tomorrow…

That covers just some of today at Arabian Travel Market 2013. There are still two more packed days to come!

Thanks to those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already, you can still register for a free admission here:

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