Arabian Travel Market to host international press and key buyers across six Mövenpick properties as preparations for 20th anniversary of travel and tourism showcase gets underway
Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the Middle East's largest travel and tourism event, has confirmed its host hotel partnership with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts after a successful association with flagship properties Mövenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel and Mövenpick Deira for the 2012 event.
In total, six Mövenpick hotels, located in Dubai, will be involved in the 2013 partnership, including two properties which have yet to open. Between them, they will each host a record number of key media and industry buyers during the 6 to 9 May 2013 ATM showcase. Commenting on the announcement, Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: “ATM 2013 is set to be a milestone event, marking 20 years in the Middle East and reinforcing our commitment to the region and our travel and tourism partners.
“As a celebratory year for Reed Travel Exhibitions, the opportunity to once again partner with Mövenpick and introduce two of their latest properties to the region’s most influential industry players, offers both parties exceptional benefits. Indeed, due to positive feedback from this year’s ATM, we will be inviting a record number of hosted delegates next year – 150 in total, up 15% on 2012.”
The Mövenpick properties will welcome top decision-makers from the leisure, golf, cruise, medical and business sector, as well as key international media. The participating hotels include, the Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate, Mövenpick Hotel Deira, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Mövenpick Hotel & Apartments Bur Dubai, plus two new properties opening in late 2012, the Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Mövenpick Hotel Apartments The Square Dubai, which will debut as part of the official accommodation portfolio.
“With our regional portfolio undergoing rapid expansion over the next few years, partnering with ATM places us firmly in the industry spotlight,” said Toufic Tamim, Vice President Sales & Marketing – Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. “Our decision to showcase six outstanding five-star properties at ATM 2013 will give hosted buyers as well as regional and international media, personal experience of the Mövenpick brand, in six different locations in Dubai, covering all aspects of the travel industry,” he added.
“The host hotel programme is a pivotal element in the ongoing success of Arabian Travel Market, and the correlation between attracting quality buyers and delivering a quality host hotel experience has been a major factor in driving interest and guaranteeing the attendance of key travel industry players over the past two decades,” concluded Walsh.
Arabian Travel Market 2013 will be held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from 6-9 May 2013. For more information, go to www.arabiantravelmarket.com
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Photo caption: Mark Walsh, Group Exhibition Director, REED Travel Exhibitions. Notes to Editor Reed Travel Exhibitions Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, business travel and the meetings and incentives industry. The 13 events are; World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau), Global Exhibition for Incentive, Business Travel, and Meetings (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM), Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (AIBTM), China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) and Business Travel Market. 2012 sees the launch of two exciting new events with The Spa & Wellness Summit taking place in Austria Tyrol (10-12 September) and ILTM Americas launching in Mayakoba, Mexico (1-3 October). Furthermore, April 2013 will see RTE launch World Travel Market Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil (23-25 April). In 2011 RTE’s 13 events were the catalyst for £2,807 million worth of travel and tourism business deals. RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions. About Reed Exhibitions Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com Reed Elsevier Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider of professional information and online workflow solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal, Risk Information and Analytics, and Business sectors. Based in over 200 locations worldwide, they create authoritative content delivered through market leading brands, enabling their customers to find the essential data, analysis and commentary to support their decisions. www.reed-elsevier.com About Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, an international upscale hotel management company with over 16’000 staff members, is represented in 24 countries with 72 hotels and resorts currently in operation. More than 30 properties are planned or already under construction, including this year’s openings in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh and Soma Bay (Egypt), Ankara (Turkey), Chiang Mai and Koh Samui (Thailand), Palawan (Philippines), Dubai (UAE) and Paris (France). Focusing on expansion in its core markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts specialises in business and conference hotels, as well as holiday resorts, all reflecting a sense of place and respect for their local communities. Of Swiss heritage and headquartered in Zurich, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is passionate about delivering premium service, culinary enjoyment and sustainable environments – all with a personal touch. The hotel company is owned by the Mövenpick Holding (66.7%) and the Kingdom Group (33.3%).
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