#ATM2015 Day 3 – Were you there?

Arabian Travel Market

Day 3 of Arabian Travel Market 2015 was business as usual. Quality and quantity of exhibitors, visitors and buyers, plus another packed day of education across the ATM Event Programme.

The airline industry’s biggest names…
Today it was Qatar Airways’ turn to be in the spotlight, when CEO Akbar Al Baker took to the stage for an engaging one-to-one interview.

Akbar gave the audience a great insight into how the company plans to use its new base at Doha's Hamad International Airport as a spring board to Qatar's future development.

ATM Captains of Industry Lunch…
Day 3 of ATM 2015 saw the prestigious ATM Captains of Industry Lunch take place, with 80 leading senior industry executives of commercial travel organisations coming together to network and discuss the state of the industry.

Wellness tourism…
Also on today’s agenda was wellness tourism with Anni Hood, Founder and Director of Wellness Business Consultancy. Anni’s session gave some valuable tips on how destinations can succeed in wellness tourism, these covered everything from effective branding and communication of your USP to results driven service delivery.

Earlier today we spoke to Anni who told us a little bit more about the session:

Responsible Tourism…

Professor of Responsible Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University, Harold Goodwin, has been a key speaker in the seminars on the importance of sustainability and responsibility. Harold talked about how good-practice will add to your company reputation….and also your bottom-line! We caught up with him in between seminars to let him explain how:

Best of the rest…
Also today at ATM 2015; survival strategies for the travel agent community were covered over on the RateGain Travel Technology Theatre and the TTN Travel Agents competition took place. This popular competition gave 4 destinations the opportunity to pitch Pcha Kucha style to travel agents from around the world, who were then quizzed on the destination for the chance to win some great prizes.

More to come tomorrow…
That covers just some of what happened today at Arabian Travel Market 2015. There is still one more packed day to come!

Keep an eye out for our daily email coming your way, which includes a video capturing all the action over the past three days.

Thanks to those who attended today, we look forward to seeing you again tomorrow. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t done so already, you can still register for a free admission here:


For more from today and throughout Arabian Travel Market 2015, join us on Social Media and come back to the website throughout the week.

Plus, look out for us, the ATM Social Media Team and join us at: @ATMDubai & #ATM2015

Video: #ATM2015 Day 1 & 2

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