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Despite the challenges, due to the current circumstances, Radisson Hotel Group has started moving towards normality with a host of expansion and opening announcements over the past months.

The latest data analysis produced by YouGov for Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Arabian Travel Market (ATM,) has revealed that 46 percent of luxury travellers in the Middle East, are planning to travel internationally at some stage during this year.

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the third quarter  (Q3) of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East declined again to 579 projects/168,042 rooms. The Middle East’s pipeline is down seven percent by projects and six percent by rooms year-over-year (YOY).  This is the fifth consecutive quarter the pipeline has declined since reaching its cyclical peak by projects in Q2 2019.  

H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, minister of tourism, Saudi Arabia, on September 16 announced that the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been approved by UNWTO executive council members.

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter (Q2) of of this year , the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter (Q2) of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the first quarter of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated slightly to 607 projects/172,182 rooms, down three percent and five percent respectively, year-over-year (YOY).  

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the 2019 year-end report that the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East stands at 618 projects/178,384 rooms, compared to 622 projects/181,813 rooms at the end of 2018.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East has been ranked first in terms of current and upcoming Middle East room supply, ahead of 16 competing brands and operators, according to a recent study by Smith Travel Research (STR).

With Expo 2020 on the horizon and the Middle East continuing to represent high growth potential for the travel industry, delegates from the region are heading to WTM London 2019, taking place November 04 – 06, looking to achieve an even greater share of the multi-billion-dollar international travel market.