The Arabian Travel Market will be launched in Dubai on May 9

India maintains its lead as the largest source market for visitors to Dubai in 2021

The Arabian Travel Market will be held at the Dubai Trade Center from 9 to 12 May.

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The Arabian Travel Market exhibition stated that the tourism sector in India will be a major focus for delegations, exhibitors and attendees at the "Exhibition" activities, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from the ninth to the 12th of next May, due to the high rate of inquiries about Indian flights to the UAE and Egypt significantly on the one hand. On the other hand, the state maintains its leadership as the largest source market in Dubai.

The travel industry in India is expected to absorb 29 million outbound trips annually by 2025, according to an analysis by Global Data and, which forecast that the outbound tourism market will exceed $42 billion by the end of 2024. Arabian Travel Market 2022 is an ideal opportunity at the right time to explore the future opportunities and the huge potential offered by the travel, tourism and hospitality sector in the country.

Data from the Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism shows that India ranked first in the list of export markets for the Emirate of Dubai for the year 2021, with 910,000 visitors, and requests for searches for short-term trips to destinations including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Egypt witnessed a noticeable increase by 30%. % among Indian tourists, according to "Thomas Cook-India".

“The outbreak of the pandemic had a significant impact on the travel sector in India, but with the continued global recovery and recovery of the industry after the pandemic, it appears that Indian tourists are keen to return to their favorite destinations in the Middle East, and we We are very excited to explore the huge potential of this vital resource market as part of our dedicated buyer forum at ATM 2022.”

The number of incoming tourists traveling from India to the UAE has recently increased by 50%, as FS Global has issued 40,000 travel visas since Dubai reopened its borders in the wake of the pandemic. Dedicated exclusively to India, the Buyer Forum is a great opportunity to delve into the country's tourism, travel and hospitality industry, examine current and future trends, and explore ways destinations across the Middle East can tap into this important source market.

Flights to and from India have now arrived, coinciding with the reopening of Indian airspace, to 3250 flights per week by 66 airlines, and Emirates Airlines alone has now returned to the same number of flights that were before the pandemic, as it operates 170 weekly flights to nine cities, highlighting the importance of the Indian market to the region.

Curtis said, “ATM 2022 will provide the ideal platform to explore joint collaborations between the tourism sectors in the GCC and India, and identify opportunities for the development of domestic travel in the future.”

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