Our vast trove of data confirms that during 2017 the top international destinations for travellers from the GCC were Cairo, Dubai, Jeddah, Amman and Manila. As for 2018, the early trends show that Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan, Da Nang and Kathmandu will be among the preferred destinations for the region’s tourists.
We are confident that the travel industry will continue to experience a strong growth in 2018, driven by rising demand from millennials, who are seeking out more unique experiences. The overarching theme for next year will remain enriching and personalising the customer experience. Among our priorities for the upcoming year is developing a chat and voice-based booking experience to enable customers to interact with our brand in a more 'natural' way by cutting out the noise. We are also investing significantly in personalisation by leveraging our AI-based data analytics platform and launching new products and features that offer customised experiences to our travellers. Furthermore, we will launch our business in Egypt in 2018 as part of our expansion plans aimed at capitalising the region’s thriving tourism sector.
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.