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Local tourism and domestic travel are expected to lead the UAE and wider GCC’s recovery from COVID-19 as we begin to see the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to the latest research released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Virtual, a newly-launched three-day event that will take place from June 01-03 of this year.

LEVA Hotels & Resorts has pledged its support to the hospitality industry by continuing expansion across the GCC, Africa and Europe.

Swiss-Belhotel International is all set to open four new hotels in the GCC during the first half of of this year.

GCC tourists to Egypt will spend USD2,36 billion this year, an increase of 11 percent over 2019, with visitors from Saudi Arabia driving this growth, according to new data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19-22.

The number of Chinese tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 54 percent from 1,4 million in 2018 to 2,2 million in 2023, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4,8 percent, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020.

Germany’s second biggest city Hamburg is becoming one of the favourite European travel destinations for Gulf travellers, with an increasing number of new and exciting experiences and events for both the young and the old to enjoy in the Hanseatic city.

Arrivals from the UK to the GCC will increase 22 percent over the period 2018 to 2024, driven by new and direct flight routes, competitive air fares and a growing number of leisure travellers, according to the latest data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19 - 22, 2020.

The number of Indian tourists travelling to the GCC is expected to increase 81 percent from 5,4 million in 2018 to 9,8 million in 2024, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10 percent, according to the latest data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020.

Russian tourists travelling to the GCC are expected to generate an estimated USD1,22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19 percent when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2020, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 19-22, 2020.

The GCC is gaining a stronger position to become a world-class global tourism hub backed by competitive advantages that attract international travellers looking for new tourism experiences, according to a report released by Orient Planet Research, an Orient Planet Group venture.