Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM-2021) is taking place in Dubai during 16-19 May this year. The exhibition is the first public event in the international tourism sector for the last 18 months.
Aabian Travel Market is the market leading, international travel and tourism event unlocking business potential within the Middle East for inbound and outbound tourism professionals. Tourism destinations from around the world will showcase their brand and exhibit at the show along with the biggest names in accommodation and hospitality, renowned tourism attractions, innovative travel technology companies and key airline routes.
This year ATM will run as a hybrid event with the live event taking place in the Dubai World Trade Centre during 16-19 May 2021 and a virtual event including webinars. Additionally, as a part of the event 1-2-1 video meetings will be taking place a week later during 24-26 May 2021.
The theme of ATM-2021 is ‘A New Dawn for Travel and Tourism’, with the participation of companies from 62 countries from all over the world. The list of countries include Uzbekistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico and others.
“We're here with you, ready to reunite and enable a strong comeback for our industry!” – as quoted on the website of the organizers of ATM-2021.
It should be mentioned that Uzbekistan is the only country among Central Asia, which will be represented at the exhibition by a free-standing panel.
The representing booth of Uzbekistan is organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Uzbekistan, hotel Hyatt Regency Tashkent, as well as other hotels and several tour operators of the country.
Participation of our country in one of the leading international events of the world tourism sector will indeed contribute in spreading information about the tourism in Uzbekistan in the world market, thus attracting more tourists to visit Uzbekistan, the pearl of the Great Silk Road. Taking into account the additional health and safety measures against COVID-19 being taken in the country, as well as new flexible visa policy of Uzbekistan for travelers during the recent years, Uzbekistan deserves to be anyone’s top travel destination in 2021.
We would like to remind that our country now has a visa-free entry to Uzbekistan for 86 states, whose citizens can cross the border for periods between 30 and 90 days, depending on the nationality. Also, citizens of 77 countries have the opportunity to come to Uzbekistan by obtaining an electronic visa.
Additionally, since July 2018 visa-free entry to Uzbekistan was allowed for the period of 5 days for the citizens of almost 100 countries, traveling as a transit through the country. If you are passing by Uzbekistan as a transit destination, 5 days of stay in Uzbekistan gives you opportunity not only to stay in the modern capital of Uzbekistan – Tashkent city, but also quickly travel to historical cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva by train or by taking a local flight, which has become extremely comfortable.
To make traveling to Uzbekistan even more convenient during the pandemic, as of 25 March of the current year, foreign citizens arriving to Uzbekistan are allowed to enter the country without passing the express PCR test at the border, subject to providing a negative PCR test result taken in the laboratories meeting the international quality standards.