About the Summit


The Middle East Tourism Investment Summit will be two-fold organized by ITIC in partnership with ATM. The in-person Summit will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre on the 19th May 2021 for global, local (UAE) and regional delegates attending the Summit in Dubai.

The Virtual Summit on the 27 May 2021 will target the global audience and for those who can’t attend the IN-PERSON Summit on the 19th May in Dubai due to travel restrictions.

A common theme ‘Invest-Rebuild-Restart the Travel and Tourism industry in the Middle East’ will drive the two Summits. Tourism decision-makers, professionals and investors will discuss the challenges, issues and opportunities but above all, the way forward especially as the tourism landscape of that part of the world is being reshaped positively in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The summit will also on focus green sustainable investment and create a new vision with a responsible tourism recovery for people, planet and prosperity for the general public, health conscious, social inclusion (local communities), biodiversity conservation, circular economy with good governance with green financial support.

Putting sustainability at the heart of the future development of the tourism industry of the Middle East will be crucial to respond to the growing expectations of both local and international travellers.

In-person Summit        Virtual Summit
Date: 19 May 2021        Date: 27 May 2021
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre – ATM Global Stage        Venue: ITIC Virtual Platform
Time: 10:30 – 16:30 GST        Time: 10:30 – 16:30 GST

The Opportunity
It provides an excellent opportunity to increase the visibility of your brand and to connect with investors and heads of multinationals in the Travel and Tourism and Financial Services industries, procurement teams and industry specialists from across the globe. The Summit is the vital meeting place for the Travel & Tourism industry and investors to expand their professional network and develop new concepts, partnerships and ideas that will transform the growth and commercial development of their business.

Who will attend?
With over 3000+ (100++ for the In-person Summit with social distancing measures) international decision-makers, tourism leaders and investors in attendance, the Summit will propel your brand into top of the mind for those who count especially when procuring the services and products which you offer. Our audience represents billions of USDs in investment and expenditures, making this event a great opportunity to establish and nurture relationships and business opportunities that you can only achieve by being an active partner of this exclusive and unique ITIC event in partnership with WTM. ITIC will give visibility to leading industry entities and emerging destinations in their policy orientation by pairing specific tourism strategies with investment solutions, thus acting as a catalyst and an engine for inclusive growth and sustainable economic development.

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