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ATM Puts the Spotlight on Hyperloop Connections

Hyperloop train systems and key international airport development are anticipated to transform GCC tourism infrastructure, according to Arabian Travel Market’s (ATM) research partner, Colliers International.

Lightening-speed, innovative hyperloop train systems combined with Saudi Arabia’s Haramain High Speed Railway, and the development of key international airports within Saudi Arabia and airport expansion in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait, will significantly impact tourism infrastructure advancement across the GCC.

Colliers International anticipates that GCC tourism infrastructure capital investments will reach USD56 billion by 2022.

Tourism infrastructure features heavily within the programme at ATM this year, scheduled to take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 22 – 25, with hyperloop and future travel experiences kicking off proceedings on ATM’s Global Stage on April 22.

Additionally, Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority previously announced plans to evaluate a hyperloop connection between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which could reduce travel times between the two emirates to just 12 minutes.

Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM, elaborated, “In the future, other emirates and indeed other GCC countries could also be linked, with journeys between Dubai and Fujairah as low as 10 minutes and Dubai to Riyadh in 40 minutes.”