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Saudi Summer, the Kingdom’s largest ever domestic leisure tourism campaign, launched by the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), has published visitor and spending statistics for the first half of the campaign, revealing a highly successful first phase.

The Sharjah Government has announced the resumption of the second phase of its recovery efforts, activating different sectors and activities by 50 percent in the emirate.

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) recently announced the launch of a safe and clean certification programme – a first of its kind in the region, and one which seeks to uplift and standardise the cleanliness and hygiene levels across all businesses and organisations in the tourism sector.

From repurposing a property to adapting new strategies and approaches to secure a strong come-back for your hotel assets once the industry restarts, a multitude of things have to be considered from operational changes to strict hygiene measures.

In light of the changing global situation relating to the COVID-19 virus, the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) team have continued to monitor the impact it is having not just on the industry, but on society in general.

Dear Travel and Tourism Friends

As you are all aware the COVID-19 pandemic has had a severe effect on the global travel and tourism industry.

These times are hard for all, as tourism enterprises / organisations hardly operate or have ceased to operate during this pandemic. Not to mention the immense impact this is having on industry professionals and employees.

We at Travel Trade Publications and our online products are still here to support you!

We will continue covering your news on our online platforms, on a daily basis, in the mist of this delicate pandemic climate.

Send us your news, whether it is future plans and developments of your organisation or even on how your company is currently coping during this challenging period.

You are also welcome to send your views, concerns and / or suggestions for the tourism industry.

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Our best wishes

The Travel Trade Publications Team