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Pains and Gains - Hospitality in GCC

With all the uncertainty that remains around the duration and outcome of this pandemic and its' prolonged impact on the hospitality industry in particular; HVS Hotel Owner and Investor Survey findings highlight hotel's operational status and challenges as well as hotel owners’ requirements to survive. In this AHIC broadcast series, the panelists, both of which are multiple asset hotel owners, discuss with Hala Matar Choufany the current issues and future investment appetite.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Hospitality Industry in GCC

Hala Matar Choufany, in her interview in Arabic on Al Arabiya News summarizes the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry in GCC and how the recovery path looks like.

Investment Opportunities in Post COVID-19 Era

Sharing the full interview of Hala Matar Choufany, President of HVS Middle East & Africa, Recovery Townhall discussion with Sumaira Isaacs in a series of exciting and global interviews hosted by Global Tourism Forum to assess tourism and hospitality challenges as well as recovery and investment opportunities.

Forecast of Hotel Performance in GCC Beyond 2020

We raise key concerns and questions that are worth reflecting on to address the complex “new normal” that will govern future investments and operations in our industry. Although COVID-19 has challenged our fundamental forecasting approach that typically relies on predictable market trends and metrics, we share our assumptions pertaining to what the recovery model may look like for select cities in the GCC and the likely impact on EBITDA.

Hospitality in GCC - HVS Hotel Owner and Investor Sentiment - COVID-19

HVS is pleased to share the Hospitality GCC- Hotel Owner & Investor Survey. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, there will be better times and the hospitality and travel market will eventually come out stronger. The future winners are those that will create an ecosystem that is built on ethical principles and promotes a behavior that reflects a good corporate citizenship. Finally a strong risk mitigation approach, flexibility and innovation will remain key traits of successful organization

COVID19- Beyond the Dust

The increasing concern over the COVID-19 implications on the travel and tourism sector coupled with a challenging economic outlook for the GCC region will have a major impact on the recovery of the hotel sector. Although COVID-19 has challenged our fundamental forecasting approach that typically relies on predictable market trends and metrics, we share our assumptions pertaining to what the recovery model may look like for select cities in the GCC and the likely impact on EBITDA.

HVS COVID-19: Traveller and Hotel Guest Sentiment Findings Middle East

The “HVS Traveller and Hotel Guest Sentiment Survey” summarises the findings about the current confidence levels, changes in behaviour and preferences, and most importantly the decision making when selecting destinations and hotel stays in the near term. We raise key concerns and questions that are worth reflecting on to address the complex “new normal” that will govern future investments and operations in our industry.

COVID-19 “The Hefty Guest”

While we were applauding the ongoing efforts of GCC governments in developing further their tourism infrastructure, an unexpected hefty guest checks-in that will undoubtedly leave behind significant losses and a drastic change to the travel and tourism landscape. We will continue to engage with you to provide a framework for guiding future decision making, analyse the new dynamics, identify the key challenges that lie ahead, and endeavor to forecast future performance.

HVS COVID19 Middle East Update - Government Initiatives at a Glance

Government initiatives at a glance- the tourism industry contributes up to 12% of the GDP of these countries. How was the sector impacted and what is the near to mid-term outlook? Share with us your views, we would love to hear from you.

HVS Middle East Hotel Valuation Index In-Depth Insights 2019

We are thrilled to share the first issue of the Middle East Hotel Valuation Index (HVI) which provides insight on regional values and investment opportunities.
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