Middle East Education Tourism Summit

The Middle East Education Tourism Summit is a world first in this format. Whilst there are many annual events, The Middle East Education Tourism Summit is the only platform that welcomes the global educational tourism policymakers and deal makers supported by buyers from the world's wealthiest and fastest growing education source markets.

Participation offers sellers access to hard to reach international buyers and delegates who can both support existing sales channels whilst offering fast track access to the world's fastest growing education source markets.

Based on previous industry performance and global developments in travel and tourism, a conservative estimate predicts the youth and student travel market will reach 300 million arrivals by 2020 and represent US$320 billion in market value.

The edutourism growth prediction is driven by the increasing purchasing power and disposable income of travelers, especially in the emerging markets where the middle class is expected to grow over 600% within 20 years.

The number of educational related trips taken by the average youth traveler is estimated to increase at least at the same rate as the previous period (frequency of travel up 20.7% from 2012 to 2014) which has been mainly driven by the growing role of low cost carriers.

Predominately buying decisions are not made online but in a face to face environment - opportunities for direct person contact are still extremely influential in this market and workshops and trade shows remains the most influential sales channel.

Who will Visit?

  • International alumni travel planners
  • Specialised travel agents who dedicate their business to educational travel
  • International universities and schools
  • International museums and creative education establishments
  • Non profit travel planners
  • Leading specialist tour operators and suppliers
  • Special interest domestic and international destinations and DMC's

Who will exhibit?

  • International universities and schools
  • International museums and creative education establishments
  • Leading specialist tour operators and suppliers
  • Special interest domestic and international destinations and DMC's

Benefits of Exhibiting:

  • Network with the largest global gathering of hosted international education tourism facilitators
  • Host pre-arranged meetings with the world's top education tourism buyers
  • Meet qualified international hosted buyers in pre-arranged appointments
  • Interact with key buyers in the multiple informal social gatherings exclusively available to exhibitors
  • Maximise your potential future business opportunities in this world first business forum
  • Discover new educational tourism ideas in the tours and excursion programme exclusively open to exhibitors
  • Generate new revenue streams in this booming tourism sector

To Particpate

There are various participation options available including space only, shell scheme and upgraded stand options in addition to a variety of sponsorship opportunities designed to maximise your presence at the event.

Our team is on hand to offer advice and solutions to meet any specific requirements you may have.

To book your stand and sponsorship opportunities please email Andy Buchanan on andy@cactievents.com or call +971 (4) 360 3109