New regional leader will help drive business growth for agency customers in the Middle East
A new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the European Travel Commission (ETC) shows that outbound tourism from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - comprising six countries of the Arabian peninsula - has grown strongly in recent years, with international tourism expenditure surpassing USD 60 billion in 2017.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Jordan to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the countrys economic growth and development. Aviation already supports close to $2.2 billion in economic activity and 70,000 jobs in Jordan, including the catalytic benefits of tourism enabled by air transport.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today announced an ambitious new airport development project in Yemen that, when complete, will accommodate 2 million travellers a year.