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    Tourism is a fast-growing sector in many emerging markets. OBG analyses the latest statistics on visitors and spending, highlighting investment opportunities. Our research covers hotel developments, government incentives, demand for leisure facilities and the MICE segment.
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Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2020

High levels of economic growth beginning in 2012 and the government’s efforts to make Abidjan a destination for regional conferences have allowed business tourism to flourish, resulting in rapid development of the hospitality industry. As of mid-April 2020 the full extent of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Côte d’Ivoire’s tourism sector remained unclear; however, the crisis is expected...

Côte d’Ivoire is an economic powerhouse in West Africa, posting average growth of 8% between 2011 and 2018. However, the rate of GDP growth in real terms fell to 6.7% in 2019 and is expected to contract to 2.7% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent widespread shutdowns. Looking to the future, the IMF expects growth to rebound to 8.7% in 2021, highlighting the country’s economic resilience. 

 

The second half of 2019 saw some of the most exciting developments yet for Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector. In a softening of visa regulations, the government created a new visa category for tourists as it looks to grow the industry. Numerous opportunities and tourism experiences are on the horizon as the government opens the country’s vast and...

Chapter | Tourism & Entertainment from The Report: Saudi Arabia 2020

The second half of 2019 saw some of the most exciting developments yet for Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector. In a softening of regulations, the government created a new visa category for tourists as it looks to grow the industry. While the full extent of the impact of Covid-19 on Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector was difficult to gauge as of March 2020, it is clear that the pandemic is set to...

Saudi Arabia’s decision to weaken the link between hydrocarbons and economic growth, and pursue a policy of diversification has seen a wide range of projects come to fruition in the last several years. While at present the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented plunge in oil prices are causing significant short-term uncertainty, the reforms that have been put in place in recent years should stand the Kingdom in good stead over the longer term.

 

Tourism is one of the most promising prospects for growth as Qatar aims to shift its economy from one dependent on hydrocarbons to one that is more diversified and sustainable, and less susceptible to commodity price fluctuations. Between 2020 and 2030 tourism is expected to add over 100,000 jobs and contribute over $20.3bn to GDP. In October...

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