Arabic Travellers in the GCC Plan for New Travel Experiences, Says Expert During ATM 2022

Arabic Travellers in the GCC Plan for New Travel Experiences, Says Expert During ATM 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Speaking during Day 2 of Arabian Travel Market in Dubai, consumer intelligence company D/A highlighted the important role GCC travellers have to play in tourism recovery The UAE and Saudi Arabia top the MENA region list of where GCC travellers plan to travel The company utilises AI technology to measure tourism trends in the GCC by monitoring over 4 million social media posts from two million unique Arabic speaking social media accounts in the region GCC travellers are looking to make up for lost time when…

In-Destination Experiences Shape the Future of Global Travel and Tourism, According to Latest Research Revealed at ATM 2022

In-Destination Experiences Shape the Future of Global Travel and Tourism, According to Latest Research Revealed at ATM 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tours, activities and attractions have become key motivators for travellers Travel experiences worth USD 254 billion in 2019 Close to one million operators belong to this sector worldwide These insights were shared during the ARIVALDubai@ATM forum at ATM 2022 in Dubai The vital role of in-destination experiences was under the spotlight yesterday (Monday 9th May) during the opening session of the ARIVALDubai@ATM forum, which gathers the industry’s brightest minds and leading voices to discuss the essential themes defining tours, activities, attractions and experiences in 2022 and…

Retiring early remains out of reach for many, finds FPI poll

التقاعد المُبكّر ما يزال بعيداً عن متناول الكثيرين، وفقاً لاستبيان أجرته فريندز بروفيدنت إنترناشيونال

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – An exclusive survey by Friends Provident International (FPI) in the UAE has highlighted the need for financial preparation and professional advice if the majority of the 1,000-plus respondents expect to achieve their goal of early retirement. While almost half (44%) of respondents expect to retire by the time they are 55 years old, and nearly two-thirds (63%) before they reach 60, around 45% haven’t even started saving for retirement yet. A further 11% declined to say. Further, for those individuals who do have some savings,…

Istanbul Tops MENA’s List of Preferred Destinations, Wingie Finds

Istanbul Tops MENA’s List of Preferred Destinations, Wingie Finds

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Driven by increased vaccination rates and the removal of travel restrictions, the global tourism and aviation sectors appear to be making a rapid recovery. This is especially the case in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where Istanbul has emerged as a leading flight destination, according to leading flight-booking website Wingie.   “Despite continued concerns over Omicron, international air travel in the MENA region showed major signs of recovery in this year’s first quarter,” Wingie Commercial Director Orkun Ozkan says. “Istanbul, meanwhile, topped the…

DA Reveals Near Full Consumer Confidence in the Saudi Arabian Economy

DA Reveals Near Full Consumer Confidence in the Saudi Arabian Economy

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Economic incentives, oil price improvements, and positive public news has caused overall consumer confidence in Saudi Arabia to spike to 48.4% Business sentiment has risen sharply by 3.8% and is one of the primary beneficiaries of economic confidence The GCC overall rebounded well to see net consumer confidence increase 0.7% in February to 58.1% The February report, produced and developed by D/A, utilises AI technology to measure consumer confidence amongst over 100 million Arabic data-points in the GCC The latest research by leading consumer intelligence company, D/A,…

DA’s February Report Says Concerns Around Taxation were Short-Lived as UAE Consumer Confidence Remains Net Positive

DA’s February Report Says Concerns Around Taxation were Short-Lived as UAE Consumer Confidence Remains Net Positive

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Consumer confidence in the UAE dipped to 70.9% in February, however, it is expected to rebound quickly because of long-term consumer optimism surrounding the country’s economy Short-term negativity during February, a result of the private company income tax announcement, was quickly replaced as the news cycle moved on with early indicators predicting a return to growth The GCC rebounded well to see net consumer confidence increase 0.7% in February to 58.1% The February report, produced and developed by D/A, utilises AI technology to measure consumer confidence amongst…

D/A’s January Report Reveals a 12-month High in Consumer Confidence in the Saudi Economy and UAE’s Private Sector

D/A’s January Report Reveals a 12-month High in Consumer Confidence in the Saudi Economy and UAE’s Private Sector

Dubai, United Arab Emirates In Saudi Arabia, consumer sentiment in the economy is returning to near full confidence at 91.3% positivity as per the January Sila Consumer Sentiment Index report Tourism activity driven by enthusiasm surrounding Expo 2020 Dubai and some of the highest hotel occupancy rates in the world, supporting a 1.5% month-on-month uptick in overall UAE consumer confidence The January report, produced and developed by D/A, utilises AI technology to measure consumer confidence amongst over 100 million Arabic data-points in the GCC According to the latest research by…

Hotel Development in Prime GCC Tourism Destinations Growing at Six Times Global Average, says ATM

Hotel Development in Prime GCC Tourism Destinations Growing at Six Times Global Average, says ATM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Despite the pandemic headwinds that the global hospitality industry has had to contend with over the past two years, new hotel development in prime tourism destinations in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the UAE, remains substantial even by global standards. According to new research commissioned by Arabian Travel Market and conducted at the end of 2021 by hotel market intelligence and global benchmarking company STR, Makkah and Doha are both expanding their hotel room inventory by 76%, followed by Riyadh, Medina and Muscat with 66%, 60%…

COVID-19 Pandemic Catalyst for Increasing Investment in Women’s Health Technologies, According to Experts at Arab Health

جائحة كوفيد-19 تحفز على زيادة الاستثمار في تقنيات صحة المرأة، وفقاً لخبراء معرض آراب هيلث 2022

Dubai, United Arab Emirates New Frost & Sullivan research revealed that women’s health was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. There is still a shortage of investment in Femtech, with women’s health in need of receiving more than the current split of only 5.8% (or $1.7 billion) of the $29 billion invested in digital health in 2021, with several barriers to realise its full potential. By 2030, the focus will shift to an all-inclusive solution that supports women throughout their life. The shortage of investment in women’s health technology, known as…

GCC Consumer Sentiment Remains Relatively Unaffected by Global Pressures on the Economy, Business, and Employment Says New DA Report

GCC Consumer Sentiment Remains Relatively Unaffected by Global Pressures on the Economy, Business, and Employment Says New DA Report

Dubai, United Arab Emirates GCC consumer confidence in the economy, business, and employment in December declined 1.2%, down to 65.3% from 66.5% in November UAE consumer confidence declined 1.8% month-on-month in December to 76.2% from a series high of 78% in November The Sila Consumer Sentiment Index, produced and developed by D/A, utilises AI technology to measure consumer confidence amongst Arabic speaker According to the latest research by leading consumer intelligence platform, D/A, owners of Sila, an Arabic-native, AI-enabled consumer intelligence platform, despite a general decline in net positivity across all…