Registering for Expo 2020 to be a ‘Glimmer of Hope’ as 2500+ companies assigned on as ATRs - MENA startups, innovation, and tech news


Registering for Expo 2020 to be a ‘Glimmer of Hope’ as 2500+ companies assigned on as ATRs

Registering for Expo 2020 to be a ‘Glimmer of Hope’ as 2500+ companies assigned on as ATRs

Expo 2020 Dubai has become a “glimmer of hope” as more than 2,500 online travel agents, tour engineers, hotel groups and airlines have signed on as Authorised Ticket Resellers (ATRs), which was announced by organizers at Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM).


Expo2020 Dubai is all about marking and honouring the brilliancy of humans and their accomplishments. It bestows mankind with the opportunities to come together and connect from every single corner of the world. It gives the right moment to experience the greatest of all whether being art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation, or an invention. Expo 2020 Dubai can provide humankind with the innovative and creative ideas embedded in their mind to apply them and make a lasting impact in all of our lives.

Expo 2020 is programmed to be a World Expo which is a mega international event in terms of size, scale, period and the number of visitors to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Expo 2020 Dubai is the first-ever World Exposition to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region. Originally it was scheduled for 20 October 2020 – 10 April 2021. However, due to the Novel Corona Virus pandemic, it has been rescheduled with effect from 1 October 2021-31 March 2020. Organizers are planning not to change the name Expo 2020 for branding and marketing purposes. First time in history the World Exposition has been rescheduled. Expo 2020 Dubai also coincides with the UAE’s 50th anniversary in 2021 thus marking an important milestone for the UAE.


With the Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai is likely to step forward in motivating the upcoming generation to flare innovations that will highlight the next 50 years of human development. Expo 2020 Dubai will be a festivity of the UAE Vision 2021 by endorsing the growth of tourism, revitalizing the development of innovative businesses in the UAE, and enhancing the country’s international notability as a site to do business. The focal point is on the power of youth as they possess a great amount of potential and capability to contribute to the enhancement of the nation and become one of the worlds youngest and fastest-growing populations.


The Expo 2020 Dubai will be based on a theme called “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The Expo 2020 will also be having three subthemes under it namely opportunity, mobility and sustainability, each with its pavilion. The Opportunity Pavilion is designed by Agi Architects, Mobility by Foster and Partners, and Sustainability by Grimshaw Architects. In 2021 it was declared that the three theme-based pavilions would open for a bounded period before the full opening of the expo.

SUSTAINABILITY: In the sustainability pavilion, there will be a HammourHouse which explores coral reef; a district stage which seats300 and Walkthrough a waterfall Brazil’s national pavilion, water the desert Czech Republic’s, enter a rainforest Singapore’s, wear cutting-edge devices Germany’s and enter a miniature world Netherlands’s pavilion. The Sustainability Pavilion Terra opened on 22 January 2021 and will stay open until 10 April 2021.

MOBILITY: This will include the world’s largest passenger lift (capable of transporting more than 160 people).

OPPORTUNITY: The Opportunity pavilion is designed by AGi Architects.


The declaration was made on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market 2021 (ATM) in Dubai. From 100-plus countries, expanded beyond the key markets, the ATRs will offer value-added travel packages for international globetrotter to encounter the best Expo 2020 has to offer based on a wide variety of budgets and preferences, endorsing Expo’s mission to welcome visitors from across the globe to join the new process of building a new world.

The activated reseller networks in target markets are based on how efficiently the visitors in those countries planned and proposed their ticket-bookings at different stages of their journey-planning process, and how will it be significant in facilitating travel to the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region.

The announcement at ATM goes after the successful one-on-one gathering of envoys from 173 of Expo’s 190-plus participating countries at the sixth and final International Participants meeting before this month. In the initial days of 2020, Expo 2020 also greeted more than 100,000 globetrotters for a preview experience of Terra– The Sustainability Pavilion, supplying with a glance of what is to come when Expo 2020 opens its doors to the world.

Both the events held, permitted the present delegates to experience the comprehensive and wide-ranging programme of precautionary procedures that Expo 2020 has taken to make sure the safety and well-being of all the visitors, participants, and working staff, working in close cooperation and partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention and Dubai Health Authority, and incompliance with the recent information and advice from the World Health Organisation.

These precautionary measures involve the insertion of thermal cameras and sanitization stations beyond the location, compulsory face-mask wearing, and the execution of social-distancing regulations. Expo 2020 is also offering free COVID-19 vaccinations to all official participants and their staff.


Sumathi Ramanathan, Vice President, Market Strategy & Sales, Expo 2020 Dubai, said that “Expo 2020 Dubai is less than five months away from gathering the world for a global celebration of human ingenuity – one that promises an extraordinary experience for visitors of all ages, nationalities, and interests – and a strong, international network of ATRs is integral to achieving this.

“We are delighted to have significantly grown the number of ATRs signed with Expo, more than doubling the figure since before the onset of the pandemic. Expo 2020 is ready to welcome the world, and thanks to the support of our tourism, hospitality, and travel industry partners, international visitors will be fully supported to join us and be part of the most diverse World Expo in history, as we build a better future for all.” She concluded.

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