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Published on : Monday, March 20, 2017
The legacy of Expo 2020 is set to come under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage, at Dubai World Trade Centre, from April 24 to 27. The Expo 2020 between October 2020 and April 2021 will bring together more than 180 nations and is expected to host an international audience of 25 million visitors.
To quote Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM, “Early forecasts are that 70 per cent of visitors will hail from outside of the UAE, representing the largest international visitor contribution in Expo history. While the short-term goal is to deliver an exceptional six-month event, we have secured a top panel who will discuss how Dubai and the wider UAE can capitalize on its success and ensure there is a lasting legacy.” In this high-level discussion of this Expo, four VIP speakers have been confirmed to participate. Panelists will discuss the core theme of sustainability as part of the UNWTO Year of Sustainable Tourism Development; the potential legacy of the mega project and the future of the UAE as a knowledge economy, a leading global city, and tourism destination.
The panel will also be discussing the true impact of Expo 2020 on the UAE and the wider GCC’s travel, tourism and aviation industries, considering the big picture infrastructure and investments planned for the next 10 to 15 years. To quote Press once again, “Our panelists give hints and tips on how Middle East destinations can adapt to this trend, which is fast being adopted by travelers of all ages from across the globe. They will look at what steps destinations have taken to sell ‘the real Middle East’ and how they can further enhance their experiential travel offering.”