The fifth annual WTM Vision Conference - Dubai, in association with TTN Middle East, will take place during Arabian Travel Market 5th - 8th May 2014on Tuesday 6 May 2014.
WTM Vision continues to offer an unlimited learning experience and this year will focus on presenting the latest travel industry research findings from Euromonitor International. The Travel Industry Forecast Review 2014 provides a global analysis of the travel and tourism industry for the year ahead and includes a focus on the Middle East, highlighing the major challenges facing the region and potential areas for growth.
Agenda & Speakers
16.00 - 16.05 - WTM Vision Conference - Dubai opening
16.05 - 17.00 - The Travel Industry Forecast Review 2014
The global economy is on the mend and arrivals grew again in 2013 at a rate of 4%, reaching record numbers of over one billion world-wide. The Middle East and Africa demonstrated the highest growth despite continued instability and Asia, especially China, remains a key driver of demand. As smartphones become an indispensable part of modern-day life, travel companies offer consumers an increasing number of services for purchasing, researching and experiencing travel. Online and mobile developments enable consumers to bypass traditional distribution, with the sharing economy going from strength to strength.
Against a backdrop of conflict and unrest in parts of the Middle East, the region’s tourism performance is in a state of stagnation with pockets of growth in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. One of the big success stories is the Big Three airlines and their march to global domination. Dubai pins its hopes on Dubai Expo 2020, whilst Egypt continues to bounce along the bottom affected by ongoing instability.
All conference delegates will receive a copy of the exclusive Euromonitor International Report (worth £1,000) free of charge upon arrival.
Arabian Travel Market 5 - 8 May
Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Sheikh Zayed Road
PO Box 9292
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Conference Location: Main Seminar Theatre