This is a chance to rethink and restart tourism. Our sector will recover. It is resilient and able to adapt.
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.
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.
In short, leisure travel is driven by the very human desire to explore and to enjoy, and that has not changed.
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.
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.