Middle East

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism
Africa

Egypt Sidelines Locals by Importing Global Travel Influencers to Boost Luxury Tourism

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

5 Middle East Travel Innovations Born Out of Pandemic and Fierce Rivalries
Coronavirus and Airlines

5 Middle East Travel Innovations Born Out of Pandemic and Fierce Rivalries

Reem Abdellatif, Skift

Dubai Airport Expects Tough Year After 2020 Passenger Numbers Fall 70 Percent at Middle East’s Busiest Hub
Asia

Dubai Airport Expects Tough Year After 2020 Passenger Numbers Fall 70 Percent at Middle East’s Busiest Hub

David Goodman and Gerry Doyle, Reuters

European Airlines Flying Blind Into Summer Planning Amid Successive Lockdowns
Booking Sites

European Airlines Flying Blind Into Summer Planning Amid Successive Lockdowns

Laurence Frost and Sarah Young, Reuters

United Arab Emirates Pushes Ahead Attracting Visitors: Latest Skift Recovery Index
Coronavirus and Airlines

United Arab Emirates Pushes Ahead Attracting Visitors: Latest Skift Recovery Index

Wouter Geerts, Skift Research

Bahraini Cultural Icon Vying to Be First Female Head of United Nation’s Tourism Arm
Destinations

Bahraini Cultural Icon Vying to Be First Female Head of United Nation’s Tourism Arm

Lebawit Lily Girma, Skift

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Global Tourism Efforts Gain Traction But With Locals For Now
Destinations

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Global Tourism Efforts Gain Traction But With Locals For Now

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Our Columnist Flew to Dubai — This Is What He Learned About a Reopening
Airlines

Our Columnist Flew to Dubai — This Is What He Learned About a Reopening

Colin Nagy, Skift

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque
Destinations

Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

Ece Toksabay and Daren Butler, Reuters

Dubai Expects Slow Recovery Amid Reopening to Foreign Visitors
Coronavirus and Hospitality

Dubai Expects Slow Recovery Amid Reopening to Foreign Visitors

Jacob Greaves and Aziz El Yaakoubi, Reuters

Saudi Arabia Won’t Allow Overseas Visitors to Attend Hajj
Destinations

Saudi Arabia Won’t Allow Overseas Visitors to Attend Hajj

Reuters, Reuters

Dubai to Let Foreign Tourists Enter From July 7
Destinations

Dubai to Let Foreign Tourists Enter From July 7

Samar Hassan, Reuters