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March 14, 2022

The five fastest growing tourism source markets in the Middle East in 2021

By Carmen

Verdict lists the top five fastest growing tourism source markets in the Middle East in 2021, according to forecasts from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. Saudi Arabia-year-on-year growth (152.7%)

GlobalData forecasts that Saudi Arabia will see a year-on-year growth of 152.7% in international departures in 2021, making it the fastest growing source market in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain anticipated to be the most popular destinations for Saudi Arabia in 2021.

2. Israel-year-on-year growth (75.5%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Israel second fastest growing source market in the Middle East, with international departures projected to grow by 75.5% year-on-year. GlobalData predicts that Turkey, Poland and Egypt will be the most popular destinations for traveller/tourists from Israel in 2021.

3. Iran-year-on-year growth (75%)

GlobalData expects Iran to see year-on-year growth of 75% in international departures in 2021, making it the third fastest growing source market in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Turkey, the UAE and Armenia are anticipated to be the most popular destinations for this source market in 2021.

4. Bahrain-year-on-year growth (107.7%)

International departures from Bahrain are expected to grow by 107.7% with year-on-year in 2021 making it the fourth fastest growing source market in the Middle East, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. Moreover, GlobalData predicts that Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE will be the most popular destinations for this origin market in 2021.

5. Kuwait-year-on-year growth (100%)

Year-on year growth of 100% in international departures in 2021 is expected to make Kuwait the fifth fastest growing source market in the Middle East, according to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database. The most popular destinations for this source market in 2021 are expected to be Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey.

Methodology:

This analysis is drawn from GlobalData’s Traveller Demands & Flows Database, part of GlobalData’s Travel & Tourism Intelligence Centre.

Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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