In-destination experiences shape the future of global travel and tourism

  • Tours, pursuits and sights have come to be critical motivators for travellers
  • Journey experiences well worth $254 billion in 2019
  • Close to one particular million operators belong to this sector around the globe     
  • These insights were shared throughout the ARIVALDubai@ATM discussion board at ATM 2022 in Dubai   

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The essential purpose of in-place ordeals was underneath the spotlight yesterday (Monday 9th May well) all through the opening session of the ARIVALDubai@ATM forum, which gathers the industry’s brightest minds and leading voices to go over the crucial themes defining tours, things to do, attractions and activities in 2022 and beyond.

In 2019, vacation experiences achieved $254 billion in world-wide gross marketplace sales, producing it the 3rd-premier sector in journey and tourism right after transportation and accommodation, with nearly one million operators all around the earth. Operators in this sector involve organisers of excursions, pursuits, attractions and ordeals with in excess of 140 various business enterprise groups performing in the subject. Up to 50{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} have released their enterprises because 2015 and upwards of 70 new startups inside of excursions, things to do and points of interest have lifted $2.6 billion due to the fact 2017.

Sharing the hottest worldwide research and insights from Arival on the ATM 2022 Travel Tech Stage yesterday, Douglas Quinby, Co-Founder and CEO, Arival, reported, “We surveyed travellers about what matters most to them when they are travelling and they prioritised attractions, actions and excursions above other components. Ordeals are not just the ‘things to do’ – they are the factors to go, symbolizing a significant chance for the journey and tourism field.’’

Technological innovation adoption and acquiring related is the significant target for the in-vacation spot business as it moves to a new phase. Quinby additional, “Consumers are more and more reserving their vacation encounters online – a development that has accelerated substantially due to the fact the pandemic. The sector, hence, demands to glimpse to technology adoption and performing with reservation process vendors to make their solutions much more available online.’’ 

The ARIVALDubai@ATM forum innovations the generation of in-vacation spot activities by furnishing insights and a neighborhood for creators and sellers of excursions, functions and sights. For the very first time in Dubai because a successful digital structure at ATM in 2021, the event examines recent and long run trends and focuses on expanding organization as a result of internet marketing, know-how, distribution, assumed leadership, and government-level connections. Other subjects talked over at the a person-working day forum incorporated the part of sustainability in driving the in-location company ahead.  

Somewhere else on the agenda at ATM 2022 Travel Tech Stage, the inaugural ATM Draper-Aladdin Start-up Levels of competition also began on the ATM Vacation Tech Stage, viewing a assortment of the region’s most revolutionary get started-ups pitch to a panel of sector judges for the chance to safe up to $500,000 of expense, additionally the opportunity to compete for a further more $500,000 as section of the hit Television set display, Satisfy the Drapers.

Organised by Reed Exhibitions and doing work in collaboration with the Dubai Planet Trade Centre (DWTC) and Dubai’s Office of Economic climate and Tourism (DET), ATM 2022 focuses on the topic of ‘the potential of worldwide journey and tourism’, shining a highlight on the development trajectory of the field, as journey and tourism industry experts handle the troubles and alternatives that lie forward. Other essential activities getting location for the duration of the 29th version of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) from 9 – 12 May at the Dubai Globe Trade Centre include things like ATM Travel Tech (Formerly Vacation Ahead) and ILTM Arabia.   

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About Arabian Travel Sector (ATM)

Arabian Journey Market (ATM), now on its 29th calendar year, is the main, global journey and tourism occasion in the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. ATM 2021 showcased about 1,300 exhibiting providers from 62 countries across nine halls at Dubai Globe Trade Centre, with attendees from more than 110 international locations above the 4 days. Arabian Travel Market is section of Arabian Vacation Week. #ATMDubai

Following in-particular person occasion: Monday 9 to Thursday 12 May well 2022, Dubai Globe Trade Centre, Dubai

Following virtual occasion: Tuesday 17 to Wednesday 18 May well 2022

About Arabian Travel 7 days

Arabian Travel 7 days is a competition of functions using area inside and alongside Arabian Travel Sector 2022. Supplying a renewed concentrate for the Center East’s travel and tourism sector, it consists of ATM Virtual, ILTM Arabia, ARIVAL Dubai, Influencers’ activities and activations, as very well as Travel Tech. It also characteristics the ATM Customer Forums, ATM Pace Networking Occasions as well as a collection of country summits. days/en-gb.html     

About RX (Reed Exhibitions)

RX is in the business enterprise of constructing enterprises for persons, communities and organisations. We elevate the energy of deal with to confront activities by combining details and digital goods to assistance consumers master about markets, source products and solutions and finish transactions at around 400 functions in 22 nations across 43 marketplace sectors. RX is passionate about generating a good impact on society and is entirely committed to building an inclusive get the job done ecosystem for all our people. RX is portion of RELX, a global supplier of information-dependent analytics and determination equipment for expert and organization shoppers.


RELX is a world service provider of information-primarily based analytics and conclusion resources for skilled and organization prospects. The Group serves customers in additional than 180 nations and has places of work in about 40 international locations. It employs around 33,000 individuals, of whom just about 50 percent are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent enterprise, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Inventory Exchanges employing the subsequent ticker symbols: London: REL Amsterdam: REN New York: RELX. The current market capitalisation is somewhere around £33bn, €39bn, $47bn.*

*Note: Current current market capitalisation can be discovered at

About Environment Vacation Current market

Earth Vacation Current market (WTM) Portfolio includes major journey activities, on the web portals and digital platforms throughout 4 continents. The functions are:

WTM London, the main world wide party for the travel market, is the will have to-attend three-day exhibition for the worldwide journey and tourism marketplace. The demonstrate facilitates organization connections for the worldwide (leisure) journey group. Senior travel business industry experts, authorities ministers and international media go to ExCeL London every single November, producing travel sector contracts.

Up coming dwell function: Monday 7 to 9 November 2022 at ExCel London

WTM Latin The us can take place on a yearly basis in the city of São Paulo and appeals to close to 20,000 tourism experts in the course of the three-working day function. The party gives certified written content collectively with networking and business options. In this its ninth edition – there have been 8 encounter-to-encounter occasions along with a 100{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} virtual one, which was held in 2021 – WTM Latin The united states ongoing to focus on effective business era, and attained the progress scheduling of six thousand conferences that were being held between purchasers, vacation brokers and exhibitors in 2022.

Upcoming party: Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 April 2023 – Expo Middle Norte, SP, Brazil

WTM Africa launched in 2014 in Cape City, South Africa.  In 2022, WTM Africa facilitated extra than 7 thousand one of a kind pre-scheduled appointments, an enhance of more than 7{e9f0aada585b9d73d0d08d3c277fd760092386ec23cac37d50f4b8cd792b062a} compared to 2019 and welcomed far more than 6 thousand guests (unaudited), the identical range as in 2019.

Subsequent function: Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 April 2023 – Cape Town Worldwide Conference Centre, Cape Town

About ATW Join:  Africa Travel Week’s digital arm, is a digital hub packed to the seams with appealing material, industry information and insights, and the opportunity to listen to from industry experts on a range of subjects in our new regular webinar collection. All with the purpose to continue to keep all of us in the vacation and tourism business linked. ATW Connect focuses on inbound and outbound markets for common leisure tourism, luxury journey, LGBTQ+ vacation and the MICE/organization travel sector as very well as journey engineering.

WTM World wide Hub, is the new WTM Portfolio on the internet portal produced to join and support journey business specialists all around the globe. The resource hub provides the most up-to-date steering and expertise to enable exhibitors, customers and other people in the journey marketplace facial area the troubles of the world-wide coronavirus pandemic. WTM Portfolio is tapping into its international community of experts to develop content material for the hub.

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