According to Turkish Airlines, in 2016 there was a significant boost in the number of inbound tourists to Turkey from the GCC region, with a 10.5 percent surge in the number of travellers visiting the country compared to 2015.
Despite sluggish global economic growth, low oil prices, US and Brexit influences, the UAE is set to lead the Middle East passenger growth for the year, with an annual increase of more than 6.3 percent according to estimates from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
According to QnA International, sports tourism from the GCC is considered to be one of the fastest growing sectors, with a shift from sun and sea holidays to sports-related vacations with a new generation of tourists with an interest in sports events.
Landmark Group is expanding its popular Shukran Loyalty Program to Citymax Hotels with a unique cross border, Earn and Spend programme.
ALFIO BERNARDINI has begun his new role as general manager at Radisson Blu Hotel Media City, where he will be responsible for more than 300 members of staff at the property.
Tuwaiq travel agency has entered a strategic business collaboration with Orlando Limo Tours in Florida.
THEME PARK TOURISM, A REPORT BY COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL, HAS FORECASTED THAT THE UAE’S EXISTING, AND NEW GENERATION THEME PARKS WILL ATTRACT MORE THAN 19 MILLION ADMISSIONS A YEAR BY 2020, IF CURRENT TRENDS CONTINUE.
In an inaugural flight from Dubai International, flydubai launched its daily service to Bangkok.
“We have seen, since the opening of the resort, an increased inflow of GCC families, who prefer Arabian style environment against the scenario of European destinations.