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Sharjah SCTDA Will Participate In Arabian Travel Market

The Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority (SCTDA) will participate in the Arabian Travel Market for the 12th consecutive year.   The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) is the regions premier travel and tourism event which takes place annually. This year the ATM takes place at the Dubai World Trade Center from 5 May through 8 May. 

SCTDA chairman Shaikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, said there will be a substantial increase in the number of exhibitors and tourist destinations and products.  He said ATM 2009 is an important platform because it provides us “with an opportunity to showcase the distinctive tourism products.”

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