Tourism in the MENA Region

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International tourist arrivals in MENA destinations grew 10% in 2018.

The MENA region comprises a diverse group of 14 countries in the Middle East and 4 countries in North Africa, including established and emerging destinations in the Mediterranean and the Arabian Peninsula to high-spending outbound markets from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

MENA represents a market of 389 million consumers, or 5% of the world’s population. It has a combined GDP of USD 2.4 trillion (2017) accounting for 3% of the world’s economy.