Paying tribute to H.E. Akel Biltaji, former mayor of Amman and the godfather of Jordan’s tourism industry

Paying tribute to H.E. Akel Biltaji, former mayor of Amman and the godfather of Jordan’s tourism industry

Biltaji, a tourism icon who advocated peace and awareness about climate change, has lost his fight against Covid-19, leaving behind a legacy of grandeur and excellence.­­

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Looking up: tourism recovery in the UAE

Looking up: tourism recovery in the UAE

Tourism appears to be picking up in the Middle East, a region that showed positive signs of revival in H2 2020. Nicolas Nasra, manager of Colliers International, tells us more about how the UAE is leading the recovery.

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The golden market of glamping

The golden market of glamping

While multiple lockdowns have forced many of us to rethink our travel plans, new forms of tourism have emerged. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, explores the world of glamping, a trend that’s here to stay.

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Exclusive interview with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

Exclusive interview with UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili

This is a chance to rethink and restart tourism. Our sector will recover. It is resilient and able to adapt.

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Arabian Travel Week to focus on recovery of Middle East tourism

Arabian Travel Week to focus on recovery of Middle East tourism

To complement the four-day in-person show, for the first time, a new hybrid format will mean a virtual ATM running a week after.

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Ecotourism: the perks of green travel

Ecotourism: the perks of green travel

As sustainable tourism continues to be one of the hottest topics in the travel industry, Nada Alameddine, partner at Hodema consulting services, examines the impact of this ever-growing trend in the Middle East.

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The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

Hotel markets in the Middle East, and especially in the GCC, are often thought to share similar characteristics and dynamics, but is this a fair analysis? Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa & South Asia of HVS, takes a closer look at Oman’s hospitality sector and gives her thoughts on what we can expect from the country’s Vision 2040.

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Leisure vs business travel: Which industry will bounce back first?

Leisure vs business travel: Which industry will bounce back first?

In short, leisure travel is driven by the very human desire to explore and to enjoy, and that has not changed.

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WTTC: Over 100M tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021

WTTC: Over 100M tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021

WTTC’s research revealed that in the best-case scenario, travel and tourism’s contribution to global GDP will fall to USD 7.4 trillion.

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Why 2020 was the worst year in the history of tourism

Why 2020 was the worst year in the history of tourism

The collapse in international travel represents an estimated loss of USD 1.3 trillion in export revenues – more than 11 times the loss recorded during the 2009 global economic crisis.

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