GCC Travel Recovery, Opportunities & Risks

Vaccination roll-out in some Middle Eastern countries has been among the fastest globally. This will facilitate the lifting of local and international travel restrictions, but vaccine roll-out in source markets will also dictate the extent to this easing. Other measures, such as testing on arrival, will likely be required for travel to restart.

What you will learn:

  • 2021 will still be considerably weaker than 2019 levels. 
  • The blockade of Qatar has been lifted and will stimulate some additional intra-regional flows to boost recovery.
  • Major events being hosted in the region can play a prominent part in the travel recovery and longer-run growth.
  • Saudi Arabia is transforming its tourism economy with a greater focus on leisure tourism.
 

Topics: Risk, Travel, Recovery, MENA, Tourism recovery

GCC Travel Recovery, Opportunities & Risks