Bahrain witnessed an 8.4% increase in inbound traffic in the third quarter of 2016 and a peak of 1.4 million arrivals during the month...
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AT A GLANCE Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, Chief Executive Officer, Katara Hospitality Age: 43 Education: Hospitality Management & Tourism Studies, University of Salzburg, 1991 Previous positions held: Chief...
In recent years Qatar has witnessed a construction boom especially with the hospitality sector as it prepares to accommodate armies of football fans from around the globe. Will Qatar be able to provide the required number of rooms and if so, will the country face accommodation overcapacity after the World Cup?
Senior travelers – those above the age of 50 – are nowadays travelling more than ever before, they travel more than any other age group, but the seniors travel market is still largely undeveloped, especially in the Middle East which had 50 million tourist arrivals in 2014.
Despite the high land prices and construction costs, budget hotel market in the GCC is a lucrative one. Not just for international hotel chains, but also for SME’s, who are more than interested to invest in budget hotels, shown to be recession-resilient, as they yield exceptional returns on investment even at modest occupancy levels.