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January 6, 2016

IBTM Arabia 2016 to Take Place at The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers




IBTM Arabia has announced the event will take place February 9 to 11 at The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers

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This year IBTM Arabia said it has seen an increase in the total number of buyers attending, as well as an increase in corporate and regional buyers. This year’s event lineup includes new, fully hosted buyers, such as Egyliere (Egypt), Helen Holidays (Egypt), Pomalo Travel (Jordan), Dakkak Holidays (Jordan), Piece of Cake (Lebanon), Belair Travel & Tourism (Lebanon), Kanoo Travel (Saudi Arabia), Allama Company (Saudi Arabia), Expotrade Global (UAE), Abbott (UAE) and QnA International (UAE).

80 percent of the hosted buyers confirmed to attend IBTM Arabia 2016 have a budget over $5 million, and 90 percent organize conferences and meetings, 80 percent incentive travel, 71 percent business travel, and 59 percent luxury travel. Confirmed hosted buyers this year have also indicated a variety of product interests: 88 percent indicated an interest in hotels, 80 percent in destination management services, 66 percent in conferences and meeting venues, and 63 percent in attractions and entertainment.

IBTM Arabia will also have a number of new exhibitors, including Fairmont, Raffles & Swissotel Hotels & Resorts, Alpha Destination Management, Attikos Ilios S.A., Europe Hotel LLC, Golden Tours, Hill MICE Saudi Arabia and Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. All exhibitors at IBTM Arabia will have access to the pre-scheduled appointment system.

Exhibitors will be able to pre-schedule appointments with the hosted buyers that they identify as relevant to their business interests with a diary of up to thirty appointments. Last year saw over 3,000 appointments between hosted buyers and exhibitors at IBTM Arabia, which we expect to increase in 2016.

The event will also include a Discovery Day, combining a dedicated Knowledge Forum with networking and activities around Abu Dhabi. Carol Talbot will serve as the Knowledge Forum's keynote speaker. Talbot will speak on the difference between those who attract success and those that don't, as well as top leadership tactics. 

Visit www.ibtmarabia.com


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