Short leisure breaks to drive a 38% increase in visitors to KSA by 2024, says new ATM research

Visitors to Saudi Arabia are predicted to increase 38% from 15.5 million in 2019 to 21.3 million by 2024, according to new research by Colliers International, commissioned by Arabian Travel Market (2020), which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19—22 April 2020. This increased demand will be driven by an increasing number of […]

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ATM to launch inaugural in-destination forum Arival Dubai @ ATM

Travel, tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world will have an opportunity to explore the next generation of in-destination trends and innovations at the Middle East’s first-ever edition of Arrival Dubai ATM which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market at Dubai World Trade Centre from 19 – 22 April 2020. The dedicated forum, […]

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US$4.5 billion Mid-East destination wedding tourism, a key trend defining region’s hospitality industry, says new ATM report

5% of destination weddings take place in the Middle East with the UAE the most favoured location EWAA tourism, as well as solo and female-led travel, also set to define hospitality industry as we look ahead to 2020 and beyond Destination wedding tourism, as well as solo and female, led travel and ecotourism, wellness, adventure […]

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WTM Africa & IGLTA Partner on LGBTQ+ Initiative EQUAL Africa for 2020

WTM Africa 2020 will see the introduction of an LGBTQ+ travel event named EQUAL Africa in partnership with IGLTA. EQUAL Africa stands for EQUAL Love, Rights, Experiences & Opportunities and will be a bolt-on, full-day conference at #WTMA20, taking place on 6 April.  IGLTA is the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association which works to advance LGBTQ+ […]

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Steep mountain slopes and blue skies: My hiking experience in Heidelberg

The idea of taking a walk in the countryside has never been on my bucket list, although fully aware of its health benefits however, my thoughts would run wild whenever I think about the long distance, snakes and all the unfavourable things one would come across while hiking. On sunny Saturday morning, my cousin and […]

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