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  • Who doesn’t love the exhilaration of theme parks?

    28 Nov 2016 14:41

    By Filippo Sona, Director | Head of Hotels (MENA Region) of Colliers International Who doesn’t love the exhilaration of theme parks? From the 7 year old, who can’t wait for her school field trip, to the co-worker at work, who constantly craves the cotton candy – these...

  • How To Start Planning for ATM 2017

    21 Nov 2016 14:52

    By Karen Osman, Managing Director of Travel Ink Did you know that the organisers of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) start planning for the show at least 12 months in advance? As the biggest travel and tourism show in the Middle East, there’s a significant amount of work that goes into the four-day...

  • How Gulf destinations are opening their doors to the world

    03 Oct 2016 09:39

    By Gemma Greenwood, Director, Content Inc. The Gulf has already established a formidable reputation as one of the world’s most accessible regions – in fact, it’s the very foundation of its tourism success story. Dubai International (DXB), now the busiest airport in the world for international passenger traffic, witnessed throughput of more...

  • #ATM2016 & Beyond: Dubai Tourism

    14 Jun 2016 13:53

    Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Following his ‘The Future of the UAE As A Global Tourism Hub’ session, Issam gave us his predictions for 2016 and beyond. Here’s what he had to say:     The key points: A key development will be the...

  • #ATM2016 & Beyond: Hilton Worldwide

    14 Jun 2016 13:52


  • ATM 2016 in Review - Social Media and Blogging Trends

    31 May 2016 10:44

    By Karen Osman, Managing Director of Travel Ink I have been attending Arabian Travel Market in Dubai for years – either as an exhibitor, a visitor, or media and always thoroughly enjoyed it. This year though,  I was given the opportunity to speak on the travel and technology panel on the topic of social media...

  • Passions, emotions and enough energy to fuel a rocket!

    03 May 2016 10:49

    By Alessandra Alonso, Chief Mentor at Everyday Mentor I have just come back from running my first Women in Travel meetup at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai and I am still feeling elated and exhilarated by the whole experience! The passion and energy the debate attracted was incredible and I am ever...

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