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ATM - twenty years … and counting
Addressing the inaugural session of the seminar programme at Arabian Travel Market 2013, which opened on Monday 6 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Emirates chairman and president of Dubai Civil Aviation, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum emphasised how travel and tourism had become the bedrock of the Dubai economy over the past years since the event was inaugurated in May 1994.
"Arabian Travel Market has played a significant role in the development of Dubai, underscoring its position as a highly attractive centre for exhibitions and events,” he said.  "Dubai has achieved so much at a pace that many other cities can only dream of … Dubai’s Strategic Plan builds on those achievements and highlights a number of areas, such as the economy, infrastructure and the environment.”
Mark Walsh, portfolio director for ATM, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, said the growth of the event had mirrored that of the emirate, jumping from just 300 exhibitors in 1994 to more than 3,000 this year – during a period when Emirates’ passenger traffic rose from 1.9million to 40 million last year.

Speakers at the session, which included senior representatives from Emirates, dnata, the Jumeirah Group, the Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce (DTCM) and Dubai World Trade Centre, and Sharjah Investment & Development Authority, concurred on the contribution of partnership as a recipe for success, with airline, hotels, government and private sector all working together to support growth.
Gerald Lawless, president and group ceo of Jumeirah, emphasised that the creation of Emirates had a key role in opening up Dubai for both leisure and business tourism:  "So much of the success (of Dubai) is associated with Emirates, since air lift is vital,” he said.
With a new tourism vision announced last week, the visitor target for 2020 has been announced as 20 million and new DTCM director-general HE Helal Saeed Almarri said this total would be significantly enhanced should Dubai win its bid to host the World Expo 2020 – a decision on which is due to be announced in November.
"In the past eight years, we have doubled the number of tourists and become the seventh most visited city globally … growth rates ahead are expected to be the same as those achieved in the past years and these may rise,” he said.
With all indicators flashing green for growth, panelists listed some of Dubai’s recent achievements, including a number one position for international passenger traffic achieved by Dubai International Airport in the first quarter 2013; a growth of 54 per cent in Russian visitors and 28 per cent from China in 2012; an additional 30 aircraft and 15 new destinations for Emirates in the past year with a target of 180 by 2020, and, double digit growth in visitor numbers to Dubai to reach 10 million for the first time last year.

The four-day Arabian Travel Market 2013 concludes on Thursday 9 May.

ATM Day two press release: ATM twenty years and counting
Photo caption: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, CEO and Chairman, Department of Civil Aviation, The Emirates Group and Dubai World speaking at the seminar session.
For more information on Arabian Travel Market 2013, please log on to www.arabiantravelmarket.com

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