Resilient Lebanon: tourism’s triumphant phoenix

Resilient Lebanon: tourism’s triumphant phoenix

Lebanon is a phoenix, according to Amine Moukarzel, president and partner of Louvre Hotels Group and Golden Tulip Hotels MENA. Here, the veteran hotelier shares his thoughts on the country’s rise.

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Iraq country report

Iraq country report

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.

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Saudi Arabia’s robust hospitality landscape

Saudi Arabia’s robust hospitality landscape

Taimur Khan, head of research at CBRE, notes that the robust performance in KSA has positioned hospitality indicators comfortably above their 2019 levels. Here, he tells us more.

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Africa on the rise

Africa on the rise

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.

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Why cities are back on must-visit lists

Why cities are back on must-visit lists

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.

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Insight into Kuwait’s market

Insight into Kuwait’s market

Nada Alameddine, managing partner at Hodema Consulting Services, offers insight into Kuwait’s market status, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses.

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UAE and Saudi Arabian travel will further develop GCC tourism

UAE and Saudi Arabian travel will further develop GCC tourism

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.

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A snapshot of Qatar’s evolving hospitality landscape by Knight Frank

A snapshot of Qatar’s evolving hospitality landscape by Knight Frank

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.

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JLL reports a thriving Saudi hotel market in Q3 2023

JLL reports a thriving Saudi hotel market in Q3 2023

The third quarter of 2023 has been dynamic for the hospitality market in KSA. 

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Analyzing the global tourism landscape and its future

Analyzing the global tourism landscape and its future

In this article, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili takes a closer look at the tourism landscape and forecasts its future.

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