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According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the third quarter  (Q3) of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East declined again to 579 projects/168,042 rooms. The Middle East’s pipeline is down seven percent by projects and six percent by rooms year-over-year (YOY).  This is the fifth consecutive quarter the pipeline has declined since reaching its cyclical peak by projects in Q2 2019.   

In adherence to the ongoing ‘Rediscover Maldives...the sunny side of life’ campaign, Visit Maldives ran a radio promotion with Al Khaleejiya for the Middle Eastern region.

Saudi Arabia is showing the strongest recovery in Middle East, with advance hotel booking steadily rising, as per latest report by hotel connectivity expert eRevMax.

H.E. Ahmed Al-Khateeb, minister of tourism, Saudi Arabia, on September 16 announced that the establishment of the UNWTO Regional Office for the Middle East in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been approved by UNWTO executive council members.

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter (Q2) of of this year , the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.

According to the latest published Construction Pipeline Trend Report for the Middle East, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state at the end of the second quarter (Q2) of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated once again to 591 projects/169,538 rooms.

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the first quarter of this year, the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East decelerated slightly to 607 projects/172,182 rooms, down three percent and five percent respectively, year-over-year (YOY).  

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) state in the 2019 year-end report that the hotel construction pipeline in the Middle East stands at 618 projects/178,384 rooms, compared to 622 projects/181,813 rooms at the end of 2018.

Latest figures from the Ministry of Tourism, Maldives (MMPRC) have shown that the destination saw a 19,7 percent increase in the number of travellers from the Middle East who visited in the first six months of the current year when compared with the same period in 2018.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East and Africa, is driving the growth of the Saudi hospitality sector with its ambitious plan to open new hotels across the kingdom to add to its growing portfolio.