Dubai will host the Arabian Travel Market on May 9

32% increase in spending on business travel in the region in 2022

Spending on business travel in the region rose 49% during 2021. From the source

A report issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council expected that the rate of spending on business travel in the Middle East will rise by 32% this year, after an expected increase of 49% during 2021.

Danielle Curtis, exhibition director at Arabian Travel Market Middle East, said: “This positive data will provide an additional boost to welcoming back business and tourism professionals across the Middle East region, as economies around the world begin to ease travel restrictions despite the disruption caused by the outbreak. Omicron mutant outbreak.

Dubai will host the activities of the Arabian Travel Market, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from 9 to 12 May 2022. The exhibition will form an essential part of the Arabian Travel Week, which will be held over 10 days from 9 to 19 May 2022, in which Holding exhibitions, conferences, awards, product launches and networking events.

“Through 2021, the increase in business spending for the full year is already expected to outpace leisure travel spending by 13%, 10% and 1% in the Middle East, Europe and Africa, respectively,” Curtis added.

And she continued: "Aviation experts who spoke at last year's edition of the Arabian Travel Market expected that business travel will be delayed from leisure travel, but this estimated increase of 32% comes on top of the increase achieved during 2021 by 49%, although the year 2020 was a year full of challenges and difficulties caused by the outbreak of the (Covid-19) pandemic, but the business travel sector is now clear that it is recovering and recovering to reach pre-pandemic levels.

She said: "Business travel will be one of the most prominent topics that will be discussed on the global stage of the Arabian Travel Market for this year, as the World Trade Travel Organization will discuss the latest content and research on business trips, during two main sessions under the title (The Future of Business Trips) and (Building a Travel Program). sustainable business).

The report ranked the Middle East region first in terms of spending on business travel in 2021, with an increase of 49%, followed by Europe and Africa (36%), Asia and the Pacific (32%) and the Americas (14%).

According to the report, the Asia-Pacific region will lead the world in 2022 with a growth in spending of 41%, followed by the Americas with 35%, the Middle East with 32%, Europe with 28%, and Africa with 23%.

• 13% growth in business spending for the full year, outperforming leisure travel.

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