Skyscanner forecasts Saudi travelers’ wants and expectations  

Skyscanner forecasts Saudi travelers’ wants and expectations  

New research from global travel site Skyscanner has revealed that Saudi Arabian holidaymakers will travel significantly in 2023 despite economic uncertainty, but price-led decision making will drive change. With 62 percent of travelers in Saudi Arabia planning to spend the same if not more on overseas travel next year, how they are going to spend this money will differ.

As a key trend, Saudi Arabian travelers are seeking destinations that offer the flexibility of working too. They are also looking for experiences grounded in nature and wellbeing.

Key findings of the report:

  • Savvy consumers are shopping around and pocket-friendly destinations are leading the way – Vienna rises in popularity and drops in price
  • Nature-based travel will be a priority – both for mental health and to avoid price peaks around beach destinations
  • Over half of travelers in Saudi Arabia (56 percent) are considering a solo trip next year
  • 98 percent of Saudi travelers will use a mobile device to book their next trip; one in 10 will do so while at work
  • Supersonic travel will redefine short-haul travel, and one in four people (27 percent) expect to holiday among the stars in their lifetime

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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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