Arabian Travel Market to be held in April

DUBAI: The Arabian Travel Market 2018 will kick off on April 22 at Dubai World Trade Centre and will last for four days. Arabian Travel Market 2018 will highlight the development of the travel and tourism sector in the Middle East and North Africa region over the past 25 years, the outlook for the sector over the next 25 years and the aviation sector. The Arabian Travel Market is the most important event for tourism professionals in the Middle East and North Africa. The 2017 session witnessed the attendance of more than 39 thousand people, with the participation of 26,611 exhibitors and the signing of transactions worth more than $2.5 billion during the exhibition. The number of airline passengers in the Middle East is expected to grow by 7 per cent in 2018, according to IATA data despite global economic conditions, volatile oil prices and the impact of political conditions around the world. — ONA