{:en}Istanbul Tops MENA’s List of Preferred Destinations, Wingie Finds{:}{:ar}إسطنبول تتصدّر قائمة الوجهات المفضلة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا، وفقاً لموقع Wingie{:}

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

{:en}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…

{:en}Hotel Development in Prime GCC Tourism Destinations Growing at Six Times Global Average, says ATM{:}{:ar}زيادة عدد الغرف الفندقية بمعدل ستة أضعاف في الوجهات السياحية الرئيسية لدول مجلس التعاون الخليجي، وفقاً لسوق السفر العربي{:}

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

{:en} 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%,…