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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) released its annual Cities Report at the WTTC Asia Leaders Forum in Macau, SAR. The Report covers 72 of the world’s most important tourism cities, which together generated over USD625 billion contribution to GDP in 2017 (24,3 percent of global Travel & Tourism GDP).


Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed a total of 9,68 million passengers and handled 57,031 aircraft movements in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, making this the busiest quarter of the year so far. HIA has also handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the Q3 of this year.

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)’s latest barometer, international tourist arrivals grew six percent in the first half of this year after a record year of growth in 2017.

The outbound family travel market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.6 percent from 300 million trips in 2017 to 376 million in 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.


Dollar has inaugurated its new office in the Sultanate of Oman, as part of its strategy to position itself as the top preferred car rental company in the country.

Lodging Econometrics has released its bi-annual Global Construction Pipeline Trend Report, which compiles the construction pipeline counts for every country and market around the world.