BTS Dubai exhibitor numbers already way up on last year

BTS 2007: the show expects to see a 20 per cent increase in exhibitors

TRAVEL industry heavyweights are getting behind the second edition of the Business Travel Show Dubai (BTS), which is showing a 20 per cent increase on last year’s exhibitor figures, with six months still to go to.

Centaur Exhibitions, organisers of the event, which takes place  October 20 to 21, have confirmed that a number of first time exhibitors have added their names to the already impressive list of companies to be showcased at the expo.
PrivatAir, HRS, Kanoo and Rotana Hotels have all pledged their support to the BTS show, which provides a platform for suppliers of all aspects of business travel and affords visitors - buyers and bookers of business travel and meetings - opportunities to reduce their business travel costs.
“We are delighted to see so many of the region’s top travel providers getting involved in the Business Travel Show in Dubai. This means that they truly value the benefit of having a presence at the exhibition and will enable us to ensure our visitors have a wider range of choice and information available to them,” said Sally Maltby, event director, Centaur Exhibitions.
PrivatAir is a leading international business aviation group with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland and operating bases in Zurich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Amsterdam. Its services include private charter for VIPs and executives, private airline services, ground services and aircraft sales and management.
Abu Dhabi based Rotana Hotels currently manages 62 properties throughout the Middle East out of which 24 are in operation. Our participation at The Business Travel Show Dubai is to strengthen our presence in the Middle East and to support Rotana’s expansion plans reaching a portfolio of 62 properties by 2012,” said Imad Elias, chief operating officer for Rotana.
The new exhibitors join a list of international players in the field of business travel, such as Dnata, Alshamel, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton, Virgin, SilverJet, Jumeirah and British Airways.