A look at the Middle East travel market

As leisure travel returns to its new normal, the Middle East is set for a bright future. Overall, the region’s response to the challenges that have beset the travel industry has been successful.

According to Phocuswright’s latest travel research report, Middle East Travel Market Report 2021-2025, well-defined tourism strategies, investments in mega-projects, development of high-end aviation hubs and organization of class-leading events world are some of the key features shaping the future. travel and tourism in the Middle East.

A kingdom with potential: Saudi Arabia is preparing to become a new tourist power in the region. Through its Vision 2030 project, the kingdom has emphasized openness to the world and has planned investments worth $810 billion in cultural, leisure and entertainment projects over the next decade. .

Driving for sustainable tourism: Several destinations in the Middle East are developing tourism projects focused on sustainability. According to a recent global ranking, when it comes to sustainable tourism in the region, Jordan tops the list, followed by Oman.

All eyes are on the FIFA World Cup: Qatar won’t be the only country in the Middle East to benefit from the rush of football fans. The Gulf country will only provide 130,000 rooms to travellers, according to a statement from Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy – lacking the capacity to accommodate the expected 1.5 million visitors. As a result, neighboring countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Oman are preparing to welcome the remaining visitors.

Prioritize flexibility: Since 3Q21, hotels in the Middle East that offer free cancellation and date change options have had the most reservations.

The Middle East Travel Market Report 2021-2025 provides a comprehensive view of the Middle East Travel Market, including detailed market size and projections, distribution trends, major segment analysis of travel, key developments and more.

Middle East Travel Market Report 2021-2025

The report focuses on four key travel markets in the region – United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar – and includes sizing and projections through 2025.

Willie R. Golden