The UNTWO reports that international tourist arrivals in Africa increased by 9% in 2017 and receipts at the same level (+8%); the Middle East showed signs of recovery in 2017 with a strong 13% increase in income generated by international tourism.
Yousef AlKhan, Marketing Director at Bahrain’s Ministry of Tourism, reports that between January and June 2018, the country welcomed 18,251 French visitors, an increase of 3.8% over the same period two years ago. We started by asking why the Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority targets French tourists.
It is not yet a well-known fact, but Morocco is THE trending destination on the French market: Dakhla, in the south of Morocco, is captivating tour operators with an ecological and authentic product at the gates of the desert. According to Moroccan tourism officials, the region is ideal for sports enthusiasts – Kite surfing and surfing. Transavia launched a weekly link from Orly on 30 October.
Oman Air France was recently rewarded for its continued contribution to the development of tourism in the Sultanate. The award was presented to Rocio Jolivet, Country Manager France of Oman Air, by Oman’s Minister of Tourism, HE Ahmad Al Mahrizi.