Now in its 25th year, the 2018 edition will welcome over 2,500 exhibiting companies and an expected 40,000 visitors, with over 150 countries represented, 65 national pavilions, and more than 100 new exhibitors set to make their ATM debut.
As ToroVerde, Ras al Khaimah, is recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction by World Travel Awards, the Breaking Travel News team visit this one of a kind attraction in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates.
Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13 per cent between 2018 and 2021, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Commissioned by ATM, the Colliers International data predicts the rise will be fuelled by visitors from across the GCC, who accounted for 48 per cent of guests in 2017.
Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 17 per cent over the period 2018 to 2020, driven by extra flights, routes, competitive fares, and the rising number of mid-market hotels throughout the region, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21 per cent to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Published by Colliers International, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience the highest proportionate increase in arrivals from China, up 35 per cent on 2016 figures.
Recent reforms in Saudi Arabia, not to mention widespread investment in the kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry, will drive growth in the hospitality market of 13.5 per cent compound annual growth rate, according to a new report. That is higher than the established markets in the UAE (10.1 per cent) and Oman (11.8 per cent).
The UAE will continue to lead the GCC’s luxury hospitality segment to 2022, with 73 per cent of existing luxury hotel stock and 61 per cent of the region’s current luxury pipeline located in the country, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.
Introducing Louisville’s hallmark charm and hospitality to Trademark Collection by Wyndham’s growing portfolio of nearly 70 global hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group recently added Kentucky’s beloved Galt House Hotel to its soft-branded hotel roster.