GCC traveller profiles
January 6, 2022
Travel forecast for 2022 – Part 2: GCC traveller profiles forecast for 2022

You can tell a lot about someone by their personality and preferences – it’s a marketer’s best tool for success. And when it comes to understanding how people make holiday decisions, understanding who they are as a person is key. That’s why we used our Arabic-native AI-enabled Consumer Intelligence platform Sila to monitor key trends from GCC travellers to understand what makes them tick.

The GCC Traveller in 2022
January 4, 2022
How the GCC Traveller is Preparing for 2022 – Part One: Travel Destinations

If 2020 was the year the world stood still, 2021 was set to be the year of the comeback. But, unfortunately, due to a mix of new variants, varying government legislations, and general public unease, COVID didn’t quite allow the GCC traveller to travel the way we wanted. But that didn’t stop people’s wanderlust. And indeed, citizens and residents of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) countries (Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait) have made their intentions for travel quite clear online. And with 2022 looking the most promising year yet, thanks to scientific developments and widespread successful vaccination programmes, travelling is set to be high on most people’s 2022 bucket list.

GCC Travel Predictions 2022
November 7, 2021
How the GCC traveller is planning – November 2021

In June 2021, D/A looked at the GCC traveller and how they have responded to the Pandemic. We looked at the reasons for travel and why people were selecting the destinations they were. It seems the best time to revisit that now, as we move towards removed restrictions, greater certainty with travel and a world […]

September 7, 2021
GCC travel consumer insights: A DEconstructed series webinar replay

D/A's second DEconstructed webinar: "Travel in the GCC" shed light on a new wave of regional travelers and their new world context. The focus was to look at the macro-level environment changes and how that translates into new trends, combined with an approach to microdata on a travel consumer level. This strategic approach to data analysis provided a path for attendees to start thinking about what the travel market return to 'normal' might look like for consumers and how to identify and connect with new 'travel tribes' emerging in what will become an even more competitive and hard-to convert category.

August 23, 2021
Webinar. DEconstructed: Travel in the GCC

Register now to secure your seat for the second of the ‘DEconstructed’ webinar series; Travel in the GCC. This series is FREE for a limited time and gives marketing specialists across FMCG, Travel, and Finance in the GCC an in-depth understanding of their Arab world consumers. Tue 7th Sep: 10.30 am (1 hr) In this […]

August 10, 2021
The who, where and why of Arabic student travel trends

With the Saudi market representing the largest percentage of the Arabic travel conversation in the GCC, as uncovered in our last travel article; “GCC’s travel intent rises steadily. Who are the audiences driving the demand?”, it is no wonder that the major demographics were male youth.

What are insights for Arabic Instagram
July 1, 2021
Arabic Instagram content – best length and type of content.

Arabic Instagram content is different to the world at large. With the obvious difference, language, aside – what are the main drivers of engagement? What can we learn from the data that can help shape our social strategies? We put our Sila tool to the test to better understand what content drives the most engagement […]

June 22, 2021
GCC’s travel intent rises steadily. Who are the audiences driving the demand?

The devastated tourism sector will be happy knowing a healthy and rapidly growing appetite for travel within the GCC, with travel demand rising. With the increase in travel signals, we’ve been able to track a more in-depth set of trends and insights from GCC travellers. With GCC rising travel demand is being met with the obvious […]

June 14, 2021
GCC’s future travel destinations: June 2021

Being able to travel again is what will be the giant re-set of the post-Pandemic area. We’re not allowed to do the primary thing that keeps us going – travel. We at D/A see it as the great ‘normality’ marker to return to some semblance of normality. So what are the future travel destinations, and […]

Travel, a gcc need
April 28, 2021
Travel, a GCC need that is long overdue.

It’s been over a year, a Ramadan and a half, 100+ new crypto currencies; yet we’re still suffering the pandemics’ consequences. WE MISS FLYING OUT! Travel has now become a GCC need. You know it’s got to a peak point when you start reminiscing about everything bad about travel; the passport control lines, the walk of […]