Event details

The event, which is set to host the largest number of international participants in its history, will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 4-6 June. Indeed, the top 10 participating countries include Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Turkey, the UAE and newcomer Poland.

The Hotel Show will feature four industry-shaping conferences focusing on technology, sustainability and wellness in evolving guest experiences.

Industry survey findings

An industry survey for the latest The Hotel Show report has revealed 81 percent of hoteliers citing technology as vital. Additionally, 73 percent of guests prefer hotels offering self-service technology to reduce contact with staff and fellow guests. Moreover, the report found that 73 percent of surveyed guests now plan vacations around improving their physical and emotional health. Furthermore, this trend reflects a projected 12.42 percent compound annual growth rate in the global wellness tourism market by 2030.

Key conferences and forums

These conferences include The Hospitality Leadership and F&B Forum, HITEC Dubai and UAE Professional Housekeepers Group Meeting. Additionally, THEME – The Hospitality Engineers Middle East Annual Conference will be among the key events at the show. Furthermore, The Hotel Show 2024 will span three DWTC halls and half of the Trade Centre Arena, with over 250 exhibitors and more than 10,000 visitors.

Introduction to The Leisure Show

The Leisure Show, taking place alongside The Hotel Show, will feature international forums with country pavilions from countries including Germany, Italy, the UAE and Turkey. Focusing on transforming wellness and fitness spaces, The Leisure Show will feature over 40 exhibitors and is forecast to welcome around 1,000 trade visitors.

Moreover, 16 industry visionaries will speak at The Leisure & Wellness conference, examining the wellbeing evolution in UAE tourism. In particular, they will explore the shift toward wellness-centric travel choices and the UAE’s establishment as a premier wellness destination.

The show will run at DWTC’s Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, occupying 17,500 square meters, together with The Hotel Show.

 Rita Ghantous