Lifting of Qatar embargo to boost travel, hotel bookings

      Published on Tuesday, 26 January , 2021      210 Views     
Lifting of Qatar embargo to boost travel, hotel bookings

  • Business

The lifting of the three-year blockade on Qatar is likely to boost the travel and hospitality sectors in the Gulf state, with flight and hotel searches picking up over the last several days, according to a new report.

The last several weeks have been highlighted with announcements relating to the restoration of diplomatic ties within the Middle East region.

One of the biggest developments was the resumption of flights to Qatar from countries like the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

“The last few weeks have shown a steep incline in [global flight] search volumes inbound to Qatar,” travel research and marketing consultancy Sojern said in its latest analysis.

The report, which is based on data collected on January 12, 2021, indicated that travel intent to Qatar went up by 70.5 percent, the “most dramatic change” seen among markets monitored in the region.

“The newly restored diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar appear to have shown a positive light on travel intent, and intra-regional travel shows very early signs of picking up,” said Sojern, which has access to real-time traveller audiences and visibility into global travel demand.

Category Business | 2021/01/26 latest update at 3:29 PM
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