New venue for Dubai Hotel Show 2005
THE Hotel Show in Dubai, billed the most important dedicated trade fair for the hospitality industry in the Arabian Gulf, has outgrown its Airport Expo venue and is set to move to the Dubai International Convention Centre from 2005.
The essential showcase for hotel and hospitality products, services and technologies, it hosted 306 companies from 33 countries, including nine national pavilions, in 2004, with 5,640 professional visitors representing an increase of 14 percent over 2003.
The demand for space from suppliers in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East – all keen to do business in the most buoyant hotel and leisure markets in the world – means that the exhibition has outgrown the Airport Expo venue. The Hotel Show 2005 will now occupy three halls at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from May 22 to 25, 2005.
With the UAE leading the way, destinations across the Arabian Gulf are urgently seeking professional assistance, products, services and equipment to support their ambitious development plans. Across the region, the number of hotels has increased from 978 in 2001 to 1,391 in 2003, with rooms increasing from 86,677 up to 183,921 (an increase of 212 per cent) in the same period.
The Hotel Show 2005 is organised
by dmg world media Dubai Ltd. Maggie Moore has been appointed show manager.