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Middle East (GCC) Market Profile

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(Date of Publication: Feb. 11, 2022)

This market profile offers a look at visitation and spending forecasts as well as current airlift conditions compared to pre-pandemic benchmarks. Consumer behavior data paints a current picture of trip consideration to the U.S., barriers to travel, preferred planning methods and traveler behavior. For additional research download the full market report.


VISITATION & SPENDING IN CALIFORNIA

Source: Tourism Economics (May 2022)

PRE-PANDEMIC (2019)

252,000 Visitor Trips

$770 Million Visitor Spending

VISITATION AND SPENDING FORECAST
(Indexed to 2019 Levels)


AIRLIFT TO CALIFORNIA


Source: Cirium (June 2022)

PRE-PANDEMIC (2019)

177 Monthly Non-Stop Flights

64,000 Monthly Non-Stop Seats

NON-STOP SEATS TO CALIFORNIA

Middle East Market Profile Airlift


U.S. TRAVELER SENTIMENT & BEHAVIOR


Source: YouGov (June 2022)

Considering Travel to U.S. (Anytime, % of Pop 16+)

15%
Middle East
18%
Global Average*

Intent to Travel to U.S. (Next 12 Months, % of Pop 16+)

3%
Middle East
3%
Global Average*

Middle East Market Profile Planning

Middle East Market Profile Vacation

*Average of Visit California's international markets