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Tourism Source Market Insight: Gulf Cooperation Council

Tourism Source Market Insight: Gulf Cooperation Council

Summary

GlobalData’s Tourism Source Market Insight: Gulf Cooperation Council report provides a thorough insight into the GCC’s domestic and outbound tourism market. The report looks at the profiles of GCC tourists and summarizes the key reasons that they travel. The report offers an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets and current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the GCC outbound travel market.

With the majority of the population within Saudi Arabia (59.6%), Saudis undertook the most outbound trips in 2018 (21.8 million).

Spending on accommodation, transport and retail dominates across both domestic and outbound traveler markets.

Even though the GCC population only makes up around 12% of the total population of the Middle East, these avid travelers account for 64.2% of total international departures from the region.

Travelers from the UAE are most likely to venture to a different part of the world (37%) in 2019.

Scope

  • This report is part of GlobalData's Source Market Insights Series. This report provides an in-depth analysis of traveler flows, spending patterns, main destination markets, as well as current and future opportunities for tourism businesses seeking to tap into the GCC outbound travel market.
Reasons to buy
  • This report provides clear insight into developments in the GCC's domestic and outbound tourism markets.
  • The report uses data and analysis to discuss future trends related to domestic trips, international departures, traveler spending, and main destination markets.
  • The report explores the different profiles of GCC tourists and the reasons that they travel, hence providing an insight into the trends in different segments of the market.
  • The reader gains a strong understanding of the opportunities in the region, as well as the risks, to support better business decisions.


  • Overview
    • GCC Snapshot 2018
    • At a Glance: The GCC Tourist Market
    • GCC regional risk analysis
    • Main findings
  • Traveler Profiles
    • What motivates GCC travelers?
    • An insight into the GCC traveler
  • Domestic Tourism
    • Domestic Flows
    • Domestic spending
  • Outbound Tourism
    • Outbound Flows
    • Outbound Spending
  • Outlook
    • Where did GCC travelers venture in 2018?
    • Main destination markets
    • Developing destination in focus: Germany
    • Developing destination in focus: Indonesia
    • Potential opportunities to attract travelers
    • References
    • Terminology and definitions

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