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June 14, 2022updated 22 Jun 2022 12:28pm

The five fastest growing tourism source markets in the Middle East in 2022

By Carmen

Verdict lists the top five fastest growing tourism source markets in the Middle East in 2022, according to forecasts from GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database.

1. The UAE: Year-on-year growth (402.5%)

GlobalData forecasts that UAE will see a year-on-year growth of 402.5% in international departures in 2022, making it the fastest growing source market in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Saudi Arabia, the UK and Azerbaijan are anticipated to be the most popular destinations for UAE in 2022.

2. Qatar: Year-on-year growth (348.9%)

According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Qatar will be the second fastest growing source market in the Middle East, with international departures projected to grow by 348.9% year-on-year. GlobalData predicts that Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait will be the most popular destinations for traveller/tourists from Qatar in 2022.

3. Saudi Arabia: Year-on-year growth (252.9%)

GlobalData expects Saudi Arabia to see year-on-year growth of 252.9% in international departures in 2022, making it the third fastest growing source market in the Middle East. According to GlobalData’s traveller demands & flows database, Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain are anticipated to be the most popular destinations for this source market in 2022.

4. Bahrain: Year-on-year growth (197.3%)

International departures from Bahrain are expected to grow by 197.3% year-on-year in 2022 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 Iran will be the most popular destinations for this origin market in 2022.

5. Oman: Year-on-year growth (195.9%)

Year-on year growth of 195.9% in international departures in 2022 is expected to make Oman 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 2022 are expected to be the UAE, India and Saudi Arabia.

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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