Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality scene ranks first among Arab nations for inbound visitors in 2022

Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality scene ranks first among Arab nations for inbound visitors in 2022

Saudi Arabia registered more international arrivals than any other Arab nation during the first nine months of 2022, as government officials aim to attract 100 million annual visitors by the end of this decade.

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What does post-pandemic travel look like?

What does post-pandemic travel look like?

After several years of record lows and disruption, 2022 has marked the dawn of a new era for global tourism and hospitality. But even that does not come without its challenges, as Kostas Nikolaidis, Middle East and Africa executive for STR, explains.

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Project Planning 101

Project Planning 101

Project planning is no easy feat, especially in business. Industry professional Chirine Salha outlines the fundamentals of getting a project off the ground and the key to ensuring it runs smoothly.

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Tourism has recovered by almost half of pre-pandemic levels

Tourism has recovered by almost half of pre-pandemic levels

Strong tourism growth in the Middle East (+157 percent) and Africa (+156 percent) remained below 2019 levels respectively.

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Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

Seeking travel inspiration: the role of social media

TikTok is an untapped goldmine for tourism marketing. From tour videos to unconventional experiences, Dr. Maria Frangieh, CEO of Socialprise, explains why this social media platform is an essential tool, especially for brands looking to engage with younger consumers.

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The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in the midst of a major transition

The definition of luxury in hospitality is in the midst of a major transition. Industry professional Chirine Salha examines what the term means for the modern-day traveler and how hotels are responding.

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Corporate travel will attract more investment this year

Corporate travel will attract more investment this year

Corporate travel expenditure is forecast to rise by 32 percent this year, according to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council.

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IATA: accelerating easing of travel restrictions is a must

IATA: accelerating easing of travel restrictions is a must

IATA called for the removal of all travel barriers, including quarantine and testing, for those fully vaccinated with a WHO-approved vaccine.

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Four Seasons launches new 2023 private jet journeys

Four Seasons launches new 2023 private jet journeys

The seven curated itineraries will allow Four Seasons passengers to seamlessly explore a collection of remarkable destinations.

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