Since November, Jeddah airport has recorded over 2.4 mln pilgrims

A total of 1.23 million pilgrims arrived and 1.21 million of them departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport, the airport director general said

22nd Global Village welcomes 2.4 million visitors, sets new record

22nd Global Village welcomes 2.4 million visitors, sets new record

The multicultural festival park welcomed its highest ever record number of visitors between November 1 and December 31

Abu Dhabi witnesses highest December occupancy since 2004

Abu Dhabi witnesses highest December occupancy since 2004

Abu Dhabi's occupancy, ADR and RevPAR all show growth in December 2017

Jeddah hotels record lowest ever December occupancy rate

Jeddah hotels record lowest ever December occupancy rate

The STR report also says that Jeddah recorded the lowest average daily rate (ADR) for December since 2010

Emirates achieves fleet and product milestones in 2017

Emirates achieves fleet and product milestones in 2017

Emirates registered over 191,000 flights in 2017, travelling more than 886 million kilometres around the globe, a statement said

Hotel occupancy rates rise 8.9% in Abu Dhabi in October

Hotel occupancy rates rise 8.9% in Abu Dhabi in October

EY's October 2017 MENA hotel benchmark survey report, the average daily rate in Abu Dhabi rose to $128 (AED 470) in October 2017, compared to $125 (AED 459) in October 2016

Middle East airline passenger numbers predicted to grow by 7% in 2018

Middle East airline passenger numbers predicted to grow by 7% in 2018

The report also revealed that Middle East airlines will see net profits doubling to US $600 million (AED 2.2 billion) in 2018

Abu Dhabi International Airport rated fastest growing hub

Abu Dhabi International Airport rated fastest growing hub

In the report, top three of the top 20 hubs rated are located in the Gulf region

News Analysis: Cybersecurity and hotels

News Analysis: Cybersecurity and hotels

Cyber breaches in hotels impact operations, financial performance and reputation. With increasing global regulatory attention, they can also affect executives' jobs and the viability of businesses

Middle East hotels witness occupancy bump and ADR drop

Middle East hotels witness occupancy bump and ADR drop

STR's October 2017 data showed mixed performance results for Middle East's hotels, while Africa reported positive results in all metrics

GCC hotels to capitalise on Indian millennial market

GCC hotels to capitalise on Indian millennial market

Recent survey reveals 66% of Indian travellers plan to travel for seven days or less but frequently, and 43% of those surveyed were millennials

Growing young population driving KSA's QSRs

Growing young population driving KSA's QSRs

According to 6Wresearch, the fast food market in Saudi Arabia is projected to reach US$9 billion by 2023

Saudi hotel market sees a 1300-key bump in Q3

Saudi hotel market sees a 1300-key bump in Q3

The number of upcoming national projects bode well for long-term market performance, according to Colliers market review

Saudi Arabia reports 7.2% YoY increase in supply in Q3 2017

Saudi Arabia reports 7.2% YoY increase in supply in Q3 2017

Madinah recorded Q3 RevPAR growth, and Jeddah reported a 5% increase in ADR

Abu Dhabi sees 13% rise in hotel guest numbers in August 2017

Abu Dhabi sees 13% rise in hotel guest numbers in August 2017

Year-to-date hotel guests numbers in Abu Dhabi are above 3.1 million showing a 7% increase on the previous year

STR: Hotel supply in Africa estimated to grow 11%

STR: Hotel supply in Africa estimated to grow 11%

Sharm El Sheikh recorded a 13.9% increase in occupancy for the first eight months of the year


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