In the face of tumultuous economic ordeals, Iraq exhibits encouraging strides in tourism and F&B sectors. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner of Hodema Consulting Services, sheds light on the country’s challenges and growth potential.
While East Africa’s travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have faced various challenges in recent years, there are encouraging signs of growth, as Hala Matar Choufany, president for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia at HVS, points out.
Having risen from the depths of the pandemic, urban centers are today riding high on a wave of success, with visitors returning to these traditionally popular destinations in ever-growing numbers. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner of Hodema Consulting Services, takes us on a whistlestop tour during which he explains why cities are booming.
Al Rais Travel has highlighted the latest trends supporting the growth of the tourism industry in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the GCC, as visitors from key source markets — including the UK and China — continue to rise.
In the wake of the successful 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s hospitality sector is making headlines in the Knight Frank 2023 summer report. Indeed, the report delved into the expanding hotel room supply, marking a robust trend post World Cup.
In this article, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili takes a closer look at the tourism landscape and forecasts its future.