21st edition of the Hotel Show kicked off at the World Trade Center with 250 exhibitors, the three day event will conclude on 2nd June 2021. The Hotel Show Dubai is the largest event of its kind in the region connecting industry leaders from over 20 countries for the first time in more than a year, making up for time missed during the pandemic. Visitors can look forward to three days of engaging networking and rich inspiration, enhanced with a world-class line-up of conferences and seminars, supplemented with a host of live competitions and demonstrations.
Andy White, Senior Vice President at dmg events says, “Our aim at The Hotel Show 2021 is to educate, inspire and entertain. We’re delighted to be back after 15 months, and, as a result have focused on developing outstanding content for this year’s edition. We are pleased to have doubled the number of seminars and have three times as many speakers as previous editions. We are delighted with how day one has done with an array of things to experience under one roof and can’t wait for days two and three.”
International participants at this year’s show are predicting the 21st edition to unveil a wealth of trade and tourism insights, as well as solidify restored confidence in the region’s growing hospitality market. Experts predict that the UAE will be one of the fastest tourism markets in the world to recover from the pandemic, due to its strong governance and regulatory framework, and rapid vaccination roll-out. Muhammed Khomeini, Director of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center and organiser of the official Indonesian pavilion comments; “Nine Indonesian manufacturers are participating at the Hotel Show Dubai. Dubai has been rated the safest city in the world for business and leisure travellers. The city’s rapid economic and exponential recovery only reinforces the confidence industry leaders have in the UAE’s vision of the future and its leadership.”
Yves Tarabout, General Manager at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates adds; “The statistics from the GRS survey are a resounding example of the outstanding response from the UAE government over the past 14 months. The local hospitality industry is rebuilding at pace, and we are already seeing vast improvements in operations across all sectors. It’s a remarkable achievement and testament to the resilience of the region and its commitment to being a global destination for leisure and tourism.”
Jasmeet Bakshi, Group Director Hospitality notes; “The theme of this year’s show is ‘Reconnecting Hospitality’, a theme reflected in the five sector specific conferences and two upbeat features taking place throughout the event. We are excited for a fantastic guest experience.”