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GCC visitors are driving occupancy demand across the UAE’s northern emirates, comprising more than 30 percent of hotel check-ins, according to data released ahead of this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM).

The UAE will continue to lead the GCC’s luxury hospitality segment to 2022, with 73 percent of existing luxury hotel stock and 61 percent of the region’s current luxury pipeline located in the country, according to data released prior to this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM).

The latest Arabian Travel Market (ATM) data has unveiled a new approach to loyalty programmes and smart technology, which are projected to define the hospitality industry landscape over the next five years.

Chinese arrivals to the GCC countires will increase 21 percent by 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), set to take place in Dubai on April 22 - 25.

The number of Russian tourists travelling to the GCC in 2020 is expected to be 38 percent higher than the arrival figures recorded for 2016, according to data published by Arabian Travel Market, which will take place this year at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25.

Visitors to the UK from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain totalled 659,466 in 2016, an increase of 6.6 percent, amounting to almost five thousand more visitors than in 2015, according to data released by Arabian Travel Market, (ATM), which is being held at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22-25, 2018.

Around nine million Indians are expected to travel to the GCC region by 2021, according to the latest figures from Colliers International, as destinations throughout the Middle East prepare to showcase their latest offering at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) from April 22 – 25, 2018.

Etihad Airways debuted what is said to be the world's first airline mobile exhibition unit at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) following its 18 month European tour.

During Arabian Travel Market, Rotana signed a management agreement with Golden Group Holding (GGH), for the opening of a new property in Muscat, Al Mouj Rayhaan by Rotana.

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) & Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Ministerial Forum, held on April 24, brought together tourism ministers and industry leaders from across the MENA region to discuss ways and means of capitalising on tourism growth while also maximising the sustainable development of the sector.