Dubai: The 2014 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the annual travel trade exhibition, opened on Monday.

ATM 2014, a four-day event, has attracted 2,700 exhibitors and is expected to see about 21,000 trade visitors, surpassing the previous editions.

It covers about 25,000 sq. metres of exhibition space, including one extra hall, an 8 per cent increase over 2013, making it the largest international tourism and hospitality event to be held in the region.

The exhibition will showcase Dubai’s achievements and tourism offerings as the emirate gears up to attract 25 million visitors during the World Expo in 2020.