Arabian Travel News (ATN) is the magazine of choice for the travel industry. We communicate industry-specific intelligence to a targeted audience of travel agents and tour operators across the region and provide updated information from all sectors of the travel industry including airlines, cruise lines, hotels, tourist boards, car rental firms and travel technology providers. Research shows that most people in the Middle East use a travel agent to make their travel decisions. Arabian Travel News has more crucial readers in the travel trade than any other publication.
The Middle East's travel and tourism industry has never been so vibrant. Both inbound and outbound traffic is growing at an exponential rate, giving rise to opportunities aplenty for travel agents and tour operators to sell corporate and leisure packages.
According to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC's) table of top 10 countries showing the most business travel growth potential in 2007, Bahrain was ranked third, Qatar fifth, Libya seventh, and Saudi Arabia took tenth place.
In terms of countries spending the largest amount (in relative terms) on personal travel in 2007, the WTTC ranked Qatar in third place and Lebanon in the ninth place.
Meanwhile, Euromonitor International forecasts that the Middle East will receive 38 million air arrivals by 2010, equating to 56% growth for the 2005-2010 period, led by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
To cater to inbound demand, hotel groups are rapidly expanding their Middle East presence, while the region's airlines are driving outbound growth by upping flight frequencies and introducing services to new destinations almost on a weekly basis.
In order to stay afloat, travel agents, tour operators and travel providers need to keep pace with the latest developments regionally and internationally and Arabian Travel News provides them with the knowledge to do so.
Published by market-leading Dubai-based business and technology publisher ITP Business Publishing, Arabian Travel News delivers accurate and relevant news, industry trends, destination reports and essential data to an audience of 21,820 travel agents and travel providers in the Middle East region.
Regular features include interviews with industry leaders and travel agents, regional and international country reports, commentary, data and analysis. News reports cover hard-hitting local issues, business, leisure and luxury travel updates, and topics that are being debated internationally.