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ATM 2018: GCC visitors to drive tourism industry in Oman

ATM 2018: GCC visitors to drive tourism industry in Oman

Tourism arrivals to Oman will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 13 per cent between 2018 and 2021, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Commissioned by ATM, the Colliers International data predicts the rise will be fuelled by visitors from across the GCC, who accounted for 48 per cent of guests in 2017.

ATM 2018: GCC preparing for sharp increase in Chinese visitors

ATM 2018: GCC preparing for sharp increase in Chinese visitors

Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21 per cent to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Published by Colliers International, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience the highest proportionate increase in arrivals from China, up 35 per cent on 2016 figures.

ATM 2018: GCC posited to welcome boom in European travellers

ATM 2018: GCC posited to welcome boom in European travellers

Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 17 per cent over the period 2018 to 2020, driven by extra flights, routes, competitive fares, and the rising number of mid-market hotels throughout the region, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.

ATM 2018: Saudi tourism set to outpace regional champions

ATM 2018: Saudi tourism set to outpace regional champions

Recent reforms in Saudi Arabia, not to mention widespread investment in the kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry, will drive growth in the hospitality market of 13.5 per cent compound annual growth rate, according to a new report. That is higher than the established markets in the UAE (10.1 per cent) and Oman (11.8 per cent).

ATM 2018: UAE continues to lead Middle East luxury sector

ATM 2018: UAE continues to lead Middle East luxury sector

The UAE will continue to lead the GCC’s luxury hospitality segment to 2022, with 73 per cent of existing luxury hotel stock and 61 per cent of the region’s current luxury pipeline located in the country, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018.