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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.