Local tourism and domestic travel are expected to lead the United Arab Emirates’ recovery from Covid-19, according to new research. The topic will come under discussion during the newly-launched ATM Virtual, a three-day event that will take place from June 1st-3rd.
The event seeks to underscore a commitment to delivering positive business and networking opportunities to the vast travel and tourism community in the Middle East.
Arabian Travel Market Virtual is preparing to host a session on the future of Chinese tourism in the Middle East. Moderated by Adam Wu, the event will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd at 11:00 GST.
Speaking at the new In Sync event from Questex, InterContinental Hotels Group chief executive, Keith Barr, has led calls for hotels to boost visible cleaning cues as a way of rebuilding trust with the consumer.
VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions event, MeetGB, will this year be run as a virtual educational event.
The role of hygiene in the post Covid-19 world cannot be underestimated viewers of the Hospitality Tomorrow event have been told. Franck Gervais, chief executive for Accor in Europe, said rapidly changing guest expectations had propelled cleanliness to the top of the agenda.
Tourism officials in Saudi Arabia have showcased the AlUla development during the Bench Events-organised Hospitality Tomorrow tradeshow. Both natural and human-made, the location holds 200,000 years of largely unexplored history.
The Public Investment Fund is a cornerstone of Vision 2030, a wide-ranging scheme to diversify Saudi Arabia away from oil and toward a range of sectors, including tourism.
The Indian hospitality market is currently in the “eye of the storm” when it comes to the Covid-19 outbreak according to Neeraj Govil, senior vice president for south-Asia at Marriott International.
While many commentators are predicting the economy and mid-scale sectors will be the first to recover in the post Covid-19 world, industry insiders in India are betting exclusive trips will woo travellers.
Anthony Ross, chief executive with Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels, has said he remains optimistic over the long-term health of the Chinese hospitality market. JA Resorts is currently in the midst of a large expansion in the country.
Despite a gradual increase in occupancy across China, driven by weekday business travel, demand will not fully recover until restrictions are lifted and airlift returns STR area director Jesper Palmqvist explained.