Articles tagged “middle east”

Airlines

Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace to More Flights Serving Israel

Being able to fly over Saudi airspace would be a tremendous boon for Israeli carriers like El Al Israel Airlines. The blockade forced them to take more costly and time-consuming routes.

Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace to More Flights Serving Israel

Hotels

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

While operating 65,000 empty rooms in apartments and homes may be a logistical challenge even for Europe's largest hotel operator, Accor seeks to hire enough people to manage the operations.

Accor to Recruit 12,000 Overseas Temp Workers in Time for Qatar World Cup

Airlines

Saudi Arabia Will Pay Airlines Incentives to Connect Kingdom to Global Cities

Saudi Arabia's latest move to offer financial subsidy to carriers to connect its lesser-known destinations to global cities definitely speaks volumes about its intent to woo 100 million tourists a year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Will Pay Airlines Incentives to Connect Kingdom to Global Cities

Hotels

China’s Strict Covid Policies Likely to Deter Future Hotel Investment

Even if more Chinese cities follow the recent lead of Beijing and Shanghai in easing Covid restrictions, major hotel companies will still tread cautiously regarding future development in the country. Especially since widespread lockdowns could occur again if Covid cases surge.

China’s Strict Covid Policies Likely to Deter Future Hotel Investment

Tourism

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

At a time when every destination in the world is throwing its doors open to foreign tourists, accommodation-strapped Qatar may have to deny entry to ticketless tourists when the World Cup kicks off in the country in November.

Qatar May Give Preference to World Cup Ticket Holders Over Other Tourists

Tourism

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

As football fans from around the world make a beeline to catch their favorite stars in action, Doha becomes the top trending destination. However, being the most geographically-compact World Cup host comes with its own set of challenges.

Doha Is Most Searched Destination on 2022 World Cup Interest

Tourism

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. A trillion dollars looks pretty aggressive.

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

Tourism

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

The continued focus on tourism in the Middle East has helped the region navigate its way through the unchartered landscape of Covid. Qatar is leading the way on recovery.

U.S. Travelers Help Drive Middle East Tourism Recovery

Tourism

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

As it prepares to host Middle East's first-ever FIFA World Cup, Qatar expects the event to offer unique marketing potential to place the destination firmly on the tourism map. But for a country whose pre-Covid arrivals stood at 2.1 million in 2019, a goal of 1.5 million tourists for the two months of the tournament sounds overly ambitious.

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

Hotels

Resort Owners Watch Dubai for Ban on Gambling to Be Lifted

Gambling is currently banned in the UAE. However, as the oil-dependent economies in the Middle East pivot towards tourism, speculation is rife that gambling in some form may be permitted in the country. Will casinos hit the Dubai jackpot?

Resort Owners Watch Dubai for Ban on Gambling to Be Lifted