How major sporting events are spurring growth in the GCC

How major sporting events are spurring growth in the GCC

Over the past decade, the GCC region has transformed from a business destination to an experiential one, evidenced by an increase in international arrivals, private investments and government visions, initiatives and developments. Hala Matar Choufany, president for HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, and managing partner of HVS Dubai, outlines the market developments and what’s on the horizon.

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La vie en rose: Paris’ perfect performance

La vie en rose: Paris’ perfect performance

Paris is the most visited city in the world, with strong appeal to international visitors. Indeed, the French capital benefits from various source markets and a well-diversified client mix, allowing the market to perform well throughout the year, as Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director of HVS, explain.

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Spain in the spotlight

Spain in the spotlight

Spain’s hotel supply is characterized by mid- and upscale hotels. However, the number of higher-end hotels is increasing at a rapid pace, as HVS’ Maria Coll, senior associate, and Sophie Perret, senior director, explain.

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Greek delights: tourism rebirth

Greek delights: tourism rebirth

Traditionally a sun and sea destination, Greece is working hard to reposition itself and shed its traditional tourism image. HVS Athens’ director Pavlos Papadimitriou and analyst Gelina Kordoni provide an in-depth analysis of the country’s tourism past and how the sector is evolving.

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The region in numbers

The region in numbers

The Middle East consists of a diverse range of hotel markets that are stimulated by varied segments of the demand and investment sphere. Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, gives us an in-depth look at where the region’s hotel industry stands and what’s likely to unfold in 2022.

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The expo effect – What to expect from Dubai 2020

The expo effect – What to expect from Dubai 2020

With Expo 2020 fast approaching, Hala Matar Choufany, president of HVS Middle East, Africa and South Asia, examines how this world-famous event will change the shape of Dubai’s hotel market.

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Luxury on the horizon in KSA

Luxury on the horizon in KSA

Amid the current global pandemic and travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia remains committed to its Vision 2030 and projects are underway to transform its hospitality offering. Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and South Asia of HVS, shines a bright light on the kingdom’s luxury resorts and what we can expect to see.

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America’s great restaurant rebound

America’s great restaurant rebound

Like elsewhere, the United States’ restaurant sector has had a tough time responding to the seemingly endless challenges posed by Covid-19. However, interesting trends are emerging, as Rod Clough, President of HVS Americas, explains.

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Exclusive report: Magical Morocco

Exclusive report: Magical Morocco

For many travelers, a holiday represents a dreamlike escape. Rishabh Thapar, director of HVS’s Middle East and Africa team, tells us why Morocco is hitting all the high notes with explorers looking for something a little different.

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A close-up look at Cairo

A close-up look at Cairo

Five years after the implementation of comprehensive economic reform, Egypt’s macroeconomic indicators are starting to show sustained improvement. Maximilian Quack, senior manager for the Middle East and Africa at HVS, delves deep into Egypt’s tourism market.

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