The variety of Chinese language vacationers travelling to the GCC is anticipated to extend 54 per cent to 2.2 million by 2023, in response to information revealed forward of Arabian Journey Market 2020.
As locations from throughout the globe put together to showcase their newest providing at Arabian Journey Market, Colliers Worldwide predicts China will preserve its place as a prime supply market throughout the GCC.
That is significantly the case within the UAE, the place Chinese language guests are presently the second and fourth highest ranked supply markets for Abu Dhabi and Dubai, respectively.
Including to this, the information predicts the UAE will proceed to be the popular GCC vacation spot for Chinese language vacationers, welcoming a projected 1.9 million guests by 2023.
Saudi Arabia will observe, with a million guests, whereas Oman will welcome 76,900, Bahrain 26,300 and Kuwait 2,800.
Danielle Curtis, exhibition director, Center East, Arabian Journey Market, mentioned: “China’s hyperlinks with the GCC have strengthened in recent times as a result of introduction of further and direct airline routes; relaxed visa laws; the robust progress of the Chinese language economic system and Chinese language vacationers’ growing disposable revenue.
“The latest inflow in Chinese language guests to the GCC exhibits no signal of abating as we stay up for 2023 and past – owing largely to the numerous enterprise and funding alternatives that the area presents, in addition to a brand new technology of leisure points of interest and retail locations.”
Chinese language vacationers are the world’s highest spenders whereas travelling overseas, with complete outbound journey and tourism expenditure reaching US$277 billion in 2018, in response to the Colliers information.
“Specializing in the GCC, Chinese language guests to the area are anticipated to generate an estimated US$3.48 billion in journey and tourism income by 2023, a rise of 71 per cent when put next with figures from 2018,” mentioned Curtis.
Arabian Journey Market is taken into account by business professionals to be a barometer for the Center East and north Africa tourism sector.
The 2020 occasion is being held at Dubai World Commerce Centre from April 19th-22nd.
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