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    Middle East hotels ready to capitalise on workation trend

    The post Middle East hotels ready to capitalise on workation trend appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hotels throughout the Middle East region are preparing to capitalise on the pent-up global demand for workations, driven in the main by the social restrictions imposed by governments across the world over the past ten months. According to research conducted as well as commissioned by Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), many travel experts are expecting a surge in workations in 2021 and beyond, a trend that was apparent in 2019, but one which now has such pent-up demand due to the coronavirus travel restrictions. Danielle…

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    46% of Middle East travellers plan to holiday abroad in 2021

    The post 46% of Middle East travellers plan to holiday abroad in 2021 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The latest data analysis produced by YouGov for Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM), has revealed that 46% of luxury travellers in the Middle East, are planning to travel internationally at some stage during 2021. The survey also asked the same recipients if they were planning to take a domestic holiday or staycation during 2021 and more than half (52%) of the respondents confirmed that they would. Furthermore, 25% of respondents were planning to make a business trip, either domestically or internationally and 4% of…

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    Middle East spend on leisure travel to exceed pre-COVID levels by 10% in 2024

    The post Middle East spend on leisure travel to exceed pre-COVID levels by 10% in 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, the amount of money that Middle East travellers spend on international leisure travel, will begin to exceed 2019 pre-COVID levels, in as little as three years. This is supported by forecast analysis carried out by Tourism Economics (TE). “This is very encouraging,” said Danielle Curtis, exhibition director of ME in ATM, which will take place in-person at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on 16-19 May 2021.…

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    Japan goes to Middle East, first tourism promotion office in Dubai on the anvil

    The post Japan goes to Middle East, first tourism promotion office in Dubai on the anvil appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) has announced plans to set up an office in Dubai this year, as part of its strategic efforts to achieve the government’s goal of welcoming 60 million international visitors by 2030. It is JNTO’s first office to open in the Middle East, and will be a focal point for the organisation’s promotional efforts in showcasing Japan as a preferred travel destination for residents in the region. As part of its promotional efforts for 2021, JNTO will exhibit at Arabian Travel…

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    UNWTO makes history with opening of first regional office in the Middle East in Riyadh

    The post UNWTO makes history with opening of first regional office in the Middle East in Riyadh appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East, bringing the United Nations specialized agency closer to its members and advancing on its commitment to guiding the development of tourism in every global region. At a ceremony in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, UNWTO secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Princess Haifa Al-Saud, deputy minister of tourism for strategy and investment, and the kingdom’s minister for tourism, Ahmed Al Khateeb to officially open the office. They were also…