The heritage of Expo 2020 is set in the future under the spotlight on Arabian Vacation Market’ s Global Stage, coming back for the 2017 show at Dubai World Trade Centre, from 04 24 to 27.
Expo 2020, between October 2020 and April 2021, will bring jointly more than 180 nations and is anticipated to host an international audience of twenty five million visitors.
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Simon Press, Mature Exhibition Director, ATM, said: “ Early forecasts are that 70% of visitors will hail through outside of the UAE, representing the largest global visitor contribution in Expo background. While the short-term goal is to provide an exceptional six-month event, we have guaranteed a top panel who will discuss exactly how Dubai and the wider UAE may capitalize on its success and ensure there exists a lasting legacy. ”
‘ Expo 2020 Dubai: The particular Legacy’, chaired by UAE broadcaster Richard Dean, kicks off proceedings on 12. 30 on Monday, 04 24, the opening day associated with ATM 2017. Four VIP loudspeakers have been confirmed to participate in the high-level discussion, including: Marjan Faraidooni, Vice President, Legacy Impact & Growth, Expo 2020; Issam Kazim, TOP DOG, DTCM; Anita Mehra, SVP Marketing communications & Reputation, Dubai Airports; plus Deidre Wells, OBE CEO UKinbound.
The session may assess the role of Expo 2020 in delivering the UAE government’ s long-term vision for financial diversification. Panellists will discuss the particular core theme of sustainability included in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Year of Sustainable Tourism Advancement; the potential legacy of the mega task; and the future of the UAE like a knowledge economy, a leading global town, and tourism destination.
Drawing reference from their unique expert perspectives, the panel will also format the true impact of Expo 2020 on the UAE and the wider GCC’ s travel, tourism and aviators industries, considering the big picture facilities and investments planned for the following 10 to 15 years.
Appropriate perfectly with the theme of this year’ s ATM – experiential traveling – the Global Stage will also web host a discussion entitled: “ The Real Deal: Precisely why Selling Local Experiences Matters”, upon Tuesday, April 25 at sixteen. 20. Confirmed speakers include: Andy Levey, Head of Marketing, Una Perle; and Simon Casson, Leader – Hotel Operations, Europe, Center East & Africa, Four Periods.
Press said: “ Today’ s travellers are seeking genuine destination experiences. They want to discover conventional cuisine; stay in real houses; store in the back streets; immerse them selves in the culture; try off-the-beaten monitor adventures; take ‘ insider’ travels; and live like locals. The particular rise of peer-to-peer booking websites like airbnb and local encounters portal, Triip. me, has established this.
“ The panelists give hints and tips on how Center East destinations can adapt to this particular trend, which is fast being used by travellers of all ages from around the world. They will look at what steps locations have taken to sell ‘ the real Center East’ and how they can further grow their experiential travel offering. ”
While the inaugural ATM Worldwide Halal Tourism Summit 2017, through 12. 20 on Wednesday, Apr 26, brings together some of the world’ t leading Muslim travel experts to talk about the nuances of this fast-growing field. This includes: Faeez Fadhlillah, co-founder, Tripfez, and Salam Standard; Zulkifly Maryland Said, Islamic Tourism Council, Malaysia; Nehme Darwiche, CEO Jannah Resorts & Resorts; Ali Manzoor, Connect Partner, Hospitality & Leisure Growth Consultancy (MENA Region), Knight Honest; Naeem Patelia, owner, Travel Counsellors; Rafi-Uddin Shikoh, CEO, DinarStandard; YBHG. DATUK MUSA HJ. YOUSOF, Older director international promotion division (Asia, Africa), Tourism Malaysia; and Takao Yamamoto, Director Middle East, Kyoto Tourism Office.
A global Muslim travel market was appreciated at $151 billion in 2015, representing around 10% of the worldwide international tourism market and, simply by 2021, that value is anticipated to reach $243 billion.
Uniting the industry’ s top halal travel experts, the Global Halal Tourism Summit will reveal the particular industry’ s true scope plus size, development strategies, and possibility of future growth.
“ The Islamic Economy is growing on nearly double the global rate. Muslim consumer spending on food and lifestyle arrived at $1. 8 trillion in 2014 and is projected to reach $2. six trillion in 2020. Travel plus tourism has been identified as one of the essential growth markets within the Islamic economic climate yet until now it didn’ to have a professional platform through which in order to collaborate on ideas, initiatives plus growth strategies. We are delighted to become providing that platform and assisting the industry to come together.
Other sessions scheduled for the CREDIT Global Stage 2017 include:
- Business Travel as well as the Sharing Economy: Pros and Cons
Tuesday, April 25, 11am
- Riding the particular Wave of Cruise Tourism
Tuesday, April twenty five, 12. 20pm
- The Future of Luxury Travel
Tuesday, April 25, thirteen. 40pm
The Global Phase will be supported by sessions within the Showcase Theatre and Travel Technology Theatre, taking place throughout ATM.
ATM Delegates who wish to go to any of the sessions must register beforehand via: http://arabiantravelmarket.wtm.com/