UNWTO: GCC outbound tourism expenditure surpassed USD 60 billion in 2017

UNWTO: GCC outbound tourism expenditure surpassed USD 60 billion in 2017

The report examines the fast-growing outbound market of the GCC countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates .

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Cairo’s hospitality scene is on a growing improvement curve

Cairo’s hospitality scene is on a growing improvement curve

Reform plans and governmental efforts to boost tourism have all led to increased flight arrivals and subsequent tourism inflow to the country.

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Six percent growth in tourism spending in Lebanon this summer

Six percent growth in tourism spending in Lebanon this summer

Qataris are buying luxury and their average spending increased by 36 percent year-to-date.

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1.5 million tourists in Lebanon in the first nine months of the year

1.5 million tourists in Lebanon in the first nine months of the year

Summer 2018 was slightly better than summer 2017, with a five percent increase in arrivals during July-August-September phase.

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Global gluten-free products market to reach USD 6.5 billion in 2023

Global gluten-free products market to reach USD 6.5 billion in 2023

The growing consumption of gluten-free products is mainly led by the rising awareness about the diagnosis of celiac disease and food intolerances among consumers.

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UAE leads halal tourism spending

UAE leads halal tourism spending

Global Muslim-travel segment is currently valued at an estimated USD 180 billion. This figure is forecast to reach USD 220 billion by 2020, while the number of Muslim travellers globally is expected to increase from the current 131 million to 156 mill

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International tourism at highest level since 2010

International tourism at highest level since 2010

China continues to lead global outbound travel, having spent USD 258 billion on international tourism in 2017.

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MENA’s extruded snack market to reach USD 2.5 billion in 2023

MENA’s extruded snack market to reach USD 2.5 billion in 2023

Rapid industrialization and urbanization have resulted in a significant shift towards western food cultures.

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