Focus on mid-market travel
Arabian Travel Mart 2016 scheduled for April 25-28, focuses on mid-market travel, and adds special focus on other segments like wellness, technology, halal tourism, etc.
The upcoming edition of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 will introduce a dedicated Wellness and Spa lounge exclusively for 25 exhibitors from the most recognised health and wellness hospitality destinations in the world. This move comes as a key to capitalise the second fastest-growing market for spas, according to the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
GWI’s 2014 Global Spa and Wellness Economy Monitor report states that the UAE will top spa growth in the region by 2017, more than doubling current business volume with 17.9 per cent annual growth since 2012.
“This prompted us to design a dedicated space with seminar sessions focused exclusively on industry topics. ATM Wellness & Spa Lounge will be working in association with Spafinder Wellness 365™, the leading consumer resource for wellness travel and the largest marketing and incentives company for the wellness industry, to offer suppliers an exclusive and convenient platform to meet new contacts and conduct business,” said Nadege NobletSegers, Exhibition Manager, Arabian Travel Market.
The lounge will host two full days of pre-scheduled appointments with high calibre Middle Eastern buyers and international wellness suppliers, and act as a hub for wellness and spa professionals. A wellness seminar will also be held on April 27, under the theme Wellbeing Hospitality – Competitive Concepts for Hospitality and Leisure Assets.
ATM 2015 witnessed a year-on-year visitor attendance increase of 15 per cent, with exhibiting companies increasing by 5 per cent.
ATM Wellness & Spa Lounge will be working in association with Spafinder Wellness 365™ to offer suppliers an exclusive and convenient platform