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Number of European Visitors to Countries in the GCC Rises [Download Construction Report]

Posted on April 20, 2018

DOWNLOAD MIDDLE EAST HOTEL CONSTRUCTION REPORTExperts say this rise will most likely be driven by an increased number of flights from Europe to the region, friendlier travel routes, more competitive pricing, and an increased supply of mid-market hotels located throughout the region, according to recent data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. In fact, according to Arabian Travel Market's research partner Colliers International, as many as 24.6 million EU residents are expected to travel to one or more of the countries that make up the GCC between now and the year 2020. This constitutes a hike of four million travellers as compared to figures for the years 2015 to 2017. Simon Press, senior exhibition director, ATM, said: "Historically, Europe and the GCC have enjoyed excellent travel and tourism links. Building on this, over the next three years, EU arrivals to the GCC will increase and we will see this in both the leisure and business segments. While European tourists have ...

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