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EUROPEAN TOURISTS TO THE GCC SET TO RISE TO 8.3M BY 2023

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Arrivals from Europe to the GCC will increase 29 percent between 2018 and 2023, driven by new and direct flight routes, a growing number of millennial and middle-class travellers and competitive air fares, according to new research.

Data released by Colliers International ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019, which takes place in Dubai from April 28, as many as 8.3 million EU residents will travel to the GCC in 2023, an additional 1.9 million travellers.

 

Danielle Curtis, exhibition director ME, Arabian Travel Market, said: “Historically, Europe and the GCC have enjoyed excellent travel and tourism links and this trend is set to continue over the next four years.

“The UAE and Saudi Arabia are expected to continue to be the preferred GCC destinations for European tourists, welcoming a projected 6.15 million and 1.11 million visitors respectively by 2023. Oman will follow with 720,000 visitors, while Bahrain will welcome 310,000 and Kuwait 140,000.”

For further information, visit Arabian Business and the article written by Sam Bridge: Arabian Business