Travel and tourism has, of course, been impacted by geo-political shifts taking place around the world, as well as economic challenges across the Middle East and North Africa. However, it remains a well-rounded destination with something to suit all visitors, offering a rich variety of cultural venues, historical sites and modern attractions that showcase the region to the world.
We are very optimistic for 2018, given the continued performance of the sector and the positive global economic prospects on the back of accelerating growth in major economies. With its fast-growing youth population and a rising disposable income of the people, the region has become a magnet for investments.
This, combined with the massive public spending on new commercial, tourism and entertainment projects and those underway, such as the EXPO 2020, 2022 FIFA World Cup and Saudi Arabia’s $500 billion Red Sea coastline project among many others, is presenting new opportunities for the sector, triggering a surge in corporate travel and domestic and internationals tourist arrivals. In line with our strategy to expand in this market and capitalize on its booming tourism scene, we have planned the opening of 13 new properties by the end of next year. We are confident that 2018 is going to be another strong growth year for Rotana.
TTN is the most established trade publication in the Middle East distributed on a controlled circulation basis to members of the travel and tourism industry.
Published monthly by Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group, the region’s foremost trade publisher, TTN is aimed at professionals in the industry, from travel agents to airline and hotel personnel.
TTN provides in-depth and extensive coverage of relevant issues in the Middle East and North Africa as well as in other parts of the world. Travel related news, analysis, and new appointments together with information on up-coming exhibitions, marketing and promotional campaigns are presented in an innovative and striking colour tabloid.
Every issue also contains a collation of international and regional news and topical features of interest to readers.