dnata Travel Group unveils ATM Dubai stand representing UAE’s booming travel industry in 2023

Dubai’s longest serving travel provider is showcasing the full spectrum of the UAE travel industry, from corporate travel solutions to attractions and more, as its local brands eye further global expansion

Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2023: dnata Travel Group, a leading global travel services provider based in Dubai, is returning to the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) with a stand designed to showcase the full spectrum of the far-reaching UAE travel industry in 2023. From attractions to airport services and beyond, its new design and increased capacity reflects a continuing local and international demand for travel, and the company’s plans to expand its global reach this year.

Located in the Middle East pavilion, the dnata Travel Group’s stand has an increased capacity to welcome representatives from across global markets, as its brands focus on plans to bring Dubai-based travel services closer to the world. To support visitors, the team is unveiling an innovative activation enabling them to identify how best to partner with the Group to meet specific travel-related needs.

dnata Travel Group brands with an enhanced presence on its stand for 2023 include Arabian Adventures, the UAE’s leading destination management company (DMC), tour and safari operator. Its team is showcasing a colourful state-of-the-art dune buggy as part of a brand refresh. The Group’s DMC operation is looking to expand across the Middle East in 2023, as tourism to regional destinations grows, and the UAE continues to prove a top-choice location for multi-centre travel bookings to take in highlights of the region and beyond.

John Bevan, CEO, dnata Travel Group commented: “Across the dnata Travel Group, the number one travel destination of choice throughout our 60-plus year history up till today, continues to be the UAE. We are proud to have supported the growth of travel to and from this part of the world. Our strategy for our local brands is to continue to expand across the Middle East and the world, and we are delighted to welcome the global travel industry to our stand at the Arabian Travel Market 2023.”

Yalago, one of the world’s fastest-growing global leisure wholesale specialists, will discuss international growth plans including expanding its teams and global accommodation inventory. priohub, the digital B2B attractions marketplace, and Gold Medal, the largest travel consolidator in the Middle East, aim to connect with local and international customers and suppliers, as part of growth plans for 2023.

marhaba, part of dnata’s Airport Operations division, is representing its award-winning global lounge experience at the event, alongside DUBZ powered by dnata, showcasing its increasingly popular Dubai-based home check-in, baggage delivery, and other services ensuring a smoother airport experience. 

Representatives from across the wider dnata Group will be on-hand throughout the event to meet industry partners and customers, while some of the dnata Travel Group team are excited to share insights and experiences in the following conference sessions during the event:

  • Jason Hooper, Head of Digital Solutions, dnata Travel Management, on a panel organised by Sabre on ‘The Main Trends Impacting Travel in 2023 and Beyond’ (3rd May), and
  • Meerah Ketait, Head of Retail and Leisure UAE at dnata Travel, speaking at a panel on ‘The Success of Tourism for the UAE: 30 Years On...’ (3rd May).

Meet the dnata Travel Group team at Arabian Travel Market, taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre between 1-4th May 2023, at stand ME3350, next to the Emirates Airline stand. 

Part of the Emirates Group, dnata was established in 1959 as an air ticket provider, with its travel division since expanding to consist of more than 15 brands and an international footprint. Covering the breadth of the travel industry, its Middle East-based brands include local travel agencies, global travel consolidators, corporate travel providers, destination management and attractions, airline representation services, and more. Find out more at www.dnata.com/travel.