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Robots, tech, and tourists at Dubai’s travel show

One of the surprising highlights of day one at ATM was an appearance by robot Sophia

08:29 April 23, 2018

Dubai: On today’s podcast, we talk about the key event’s from day one of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), one of Dubai’s biggest trade shows.

From robots to hotels, cruise liners to millennials, there was something for everyone, except perhaps one thing: There was a distinct lack of buzz.

We delve in to the potential reasons for that, and what the lack of major announcements means for the wider travel industry.

Will Monday be busier? Where are all the airlines? Did all the hotel announcements happen at last week’s Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (Ahic)?

This week will also see a number of companies publish their quarterly results, and, as always, we talk about what to expect from that.