Wednesday 12th February 2020

Location : Arab British Chamber of Commerce 43 Upper Grosvenor Street, London W1K 2NJ

The Arab British Chamber of Commerce will be hosting this unique event to discuss and explore Travel and Tourism in the Arab World.

Throughout the Arab World, Travel and Tourism (T&T) prioritization is an increasingly important component of national strategies for economic growth, diversification and development.

Trends in the global economy are redefining tourism and opening up new markets and opportunities for international business and leisure-seekers to exploit. A more demand-led T&T has seen the emergence of new forms of tourism such as eco-tourism, health-tourism and digital tourism. Shifts in consumer tastes mean that the traditional hotel and hospitality industries must compete with new boutique and platform services such as Airbnb.

The event will discuss opportunities for bilateral UK-Arab investment and cooperation in the T&T sector, to explore trends in the broader T&T industry, to uncover new opportunities, and to promote the development of Arab markets as leading (air)ports of call for the world’s increasingly mobile business travellers and leisure-seekers. 


8.45 – 9.30

Registration & Welcoming Remarks

9.30 – 10.30

Session 1: Green tourism – disrupting and developing markets

10.30 – 11.00 

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00

Session 2: MICE tourism - Creating new linkages between the Arab World and the UK

12.00 – 12.10

Closing Remarks

12.10 Onwards 

Networking Lunch

Ticket Prices

Non Members : £25 (+VAT)

ABCC Members : £10 (+VAT)

If you a member and wish to register please contact our membership officer,  Dr Lamya Al-Imara (+44 207 659 4865 /