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The Middle East’s travel and tourism industry is expected to increase its spending on Internet of Things (IoT) technology by 22 percent by 2022, according to data published ahead of the inaugural edition of Travel Forward, which will take place alongside Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020 at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 -22.

This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM) witnessed a 106 percent increase in visitors from China and a 20 percent increase in international visitors to the event, which was held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.


Seeking to advance use of innovation and cutting-edge technologies into cultural tourism practices, destinations and products, the International Seminar on Harnessing Cultural Tourism through Innovation and Technology will be held in Hamedan, Iran alongside the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session.

Cutting edge technology and innovation will be adopted as the official show theme for Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from 28 April 28 – May 01, 2019.

One in three start-ups in the Arab World is founded or led by women, a higher percentage than in the US’s Silicon Valley, a recent World Economic Forum report revealed.

Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince, Saudi Arabia, has made it clear that he seeks to overhaul the country’s oil-dependent economy.

TECHNOLOGY IS PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE AND EVEN MORE NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM INDUSTRY, IT IS UP TO EVER-EVOLVING GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS (GDS) TO RISE TO THE CHALLENGE.

environmental efficiency and carbon reduction, global aviation is at the helm of policy changes and green initiatives.

SITA Lab has unveiled KATE, a robotic check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport with the aim of relegating check-in queues.

At Air Cargo Europe 2017, currently in motion in Munich until May 12, Oman Air Cargo is highlighting its special valuable cargo product Secure Vault.

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