Ahead of Future Hospitality Summit 2022, Hilton has announced that it will significantly increase its presence in the Middle East in the next 3-5 years across a number of markets.
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The Middle East is set to surpass pre-pandemic levels of more than 100 million tourist arrivals and over $270 billion in revenue contribution in 2022, and is track to reach the goal of 160 million tourists in 2030, a report said.
Despite ongoing unrest across the Middle East, the Gulf Cooperation Council has experienced strong growth in outbound tourism, with further intentions to implement a common tourism strategy to strengthen cooperation among its member states. According to a new report by Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre, GCC nationals made over 37 million outbound trips in 2013, with Saudi Arabia making the most trips with an increase from 18 million in 2012 to 21 million, and is forecast to reach over 33 million by 2018.
The Middle East aviation sector is leading a global revival of air travel growth, recording a year-on-year double digit increase of international passengers, according to the latest report released by the International Air Transport Association. The Air Passenger Market Analysis report said that Middle East carriers continue to experience the strongest rates of international passenger growth, with year-to-date Revenue Passenger Kilometres growing by 12.2 per cent from August 2012 to August 2013.
Seatrade Middle East Work Boats & Offshore Marine 2013, the region’s leading event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers marks its return to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 30th September to 2nd October 2013, with a ‘Regional Power Hour’ on the opening afternoon of the show.
A global travel alert has been issued by The US State Department after it intercepted communications between senior al-Qaeda figures indicating a threat. Dozens of embassies and consulates in the Middle East and North Africa will close on Sunday, where the potential for an attack is thought to be particularly strong, according to reports.
New survey reveals a rebound in market confidence while GIBTM exhibitors report strong 12-month prospects for key regional meetings destinations Corporate and meetings business in the Middle East has bounced back from the global economic crisis and looks set to achieve strong growth in 2013, new market data has revealed.