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Dubai to host TFest, first AI-powered travel event

DUBAI, August 14, 2019

TFest, the world’s first AI-powered luxury travel festival to be hosted in Dubai in February 2020, has announced Dubai Tourism as its official destination partner. 
To be held on Nasimi Beach at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai from February 23 to 27, TFest will bring together over 500 of the world’s most influential luxury travel buyers and exhibitors.
Travel is an industry that is constantly growing and adapting, and travel trade shows need to match this momentum. According to Private Luxury Events, the organiser of TFest, people make the strongest connections in intimate, small-scale settings where they can really get to know each other. But the smaller numbers of delegates offer less choice, while large events offer more potential connections but they feel impersonal and make it difficult for the right people to connect. 
TFest, the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered luxury travel festival, addresses this issue and provides delegates with a unique experience that is both large-scale and highly personalised - the best of both worlds, said the company.
TFest waves goodbye to the traditional tradeshow format by creating a large-scale, global event that feels as personal as a boutique gathering, by using AI technology to guide delegates to the best possible people to meet throughout the three-day event. 
Confirmed exhibitors include Six Senses Oman, Adaaran Resorts Maldives, Bliss Maldives, Destinations of Distinction and Gili Lankanfushi, with many more to be announced shortly.  
Dubai is known worldwide as a luxury destination where the ultra-modern meets the desert. The innovative city is positioning itself as the destination of the future and provides a vibrant backdrop for this three-day B2B networking festival. 
TFest allows delegates to enjoy the incredible setting while connecting with each other intuitively in a free-flowing, social atmosphere. Mornings will feature guaranteed meetings between carefully matched buyers and exhibitors, while in the afternoon delegates can use TFest’s AI matchmaking app to have free-flow meetings with the people they choose. 
Delegates will be able to explore Dubai and all it has to offer while building close, meaningful relationships. The festival spirit will emerge in the evening, with spectacular themed nights, culinary delights and a host of surprises.
Richard Barnes, CEO of Private Luxury Events, commented: “We launched TFest to make personalised connections happen on a larger scale and in real time, at a single celebratory event where our global luxury travel community can come together. We believe AI matchmaking technology will reshape the networking industry and give delegates at our events a better experience, where they have complete control of every interaction and get a better return on their valuable time. It’s going to transform B2B networking by helping everyone get the outcomes they want.”
A free-flowing festival of connections, ideas and inspiration, TFest will bring the global luxury travel industry together. The AI technology will make intelligent recommendations of the best people to meet, using advanced algorithms and machine learning to match delegates who may never have met each other without the help of AI, while also providing a better return on time and investment. – TradeArabia News Service


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