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Middle East Travel Roundup

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Tourism

Middle East Emerges as Preferred Travel Destination for Affluent Chinese

The Chinese are coming and Middle East destinations are harnessing the mighty impact of these visitors to conquer ambitious tourism goals.

Middle East Emerges as Preferred Travel Destination for Affluent Chinese

Tourism

Saudi Tourism Promotes Its All-Season Appeal With New Campaign

When you are a destination as ambitious as Saudi Arabia with an aim to attract 100 million annual visitors by 2030, you have to emphasize year-round appeal to avoid missing out on travelers.

Saudi Tourism Promotes Its All-Season Appeal With New Campaign

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Saudi’s Almosafer Trials AI-Powered Chatbot and Voice Search

If ChatGPT drives gains for Saudi's largest travel player, companies worldwide will take note. Plus, this week's news from Red Sea Global, Oyo, Musafir, and other regional companies.

Saudi’s Almosafer Trials AI-Powered Chatbot and Voice Search

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Dubai’s First Quarter Inbound Arrivals Just 2 Percent Shy of 2019 Levels

The buzz around the ongoing Arabian Travel Market in Dubai offers a glimpse into the thriving tourism industry in the region. Tourism in the Middle East is set to grow in coming years.

Dubai’s First Quarter Inbound Arrivals Just 2 Percent Shy of 2019 Levels

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Saudi Arabia Nearly Doubles UAE in Hotel Room Construction

Destinations in the Middle East understand that to realize their very ambitious tourism goals, they need to create enough infrastructure. Little wonder then that Saudi Arabia is now racing ahead of United Arab Emirates to build more hotel rooms.

Saudi Arabia Nearly Doubles UAE in Hotel Room Construction

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Middle East’s Luxury Travelers Prioritize Sustainability

Hopefully this demand from travelers will encourage more tourism businesses to adopt sustainable practices as it now makes business sense for them to do so.

Middle East’s Luxury Travelers Prioritize Sustainability

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Saudi Arabia Taps Trip.com Group for Campaigns to Promote Tourism

A partnership with Trip.com could help Saudi Arabia make inroads into the China market. Saudi hopes to draw 3.9 million Chinese visitors per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Taps Trip.com Group for Campaigns to Promote Tourism

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Saudi’s Seera Mounts Comeback to Report Operating Profit for 2022

When you have a goal as ambitious as Saudi Arabia's 100 million tourists by 2030, you would surely ensure that travel companies in the country are profitable.

Saudi’s Seera Mounts Comeback to Report Operating Profit for 2022

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Middle East Airports Need $151 Billion Investment by 2040 to Meet Growing Demand

The aviation industry in the Middle East has greatly benefited from its strategically important geographical location, that enables airlines to establish easy connections to continents across the globe.

Middle East Airports Need $151 Billion Investment by 2040 to Meet Growing Demand

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Events in Abu Dhabi Will No Longer Pay Tourism Tax

In its effort to position itself as a destination for large-scale events and conferences, Abu Dhabi has been investing in world-class venues. And now it's incentivizing event planners even more by scrapping a 10 percent tax.

Events in Abu Dhabi Will No Longer Pay Tourism Tax