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Studiosus Debate: Vacationing In The Arab World: Are The Golden Years Coming?



March 6, 2019

13:00 - 13:45

CityCube Berlin, Auditorium A1

From beach tourism to cultural vacations: Demand for travel to the Arab world is now higher than it has been for a long time. Although it is not quite as high as it once was, the upswing is gaining momentum and has reached numerous countries - from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, partner country of ITB 2020. What are the reasons for the surge in demand? How well prepared are the countries for the rising number of guests, and how great is the upswing’s potential? Which strategies are individual destinations pursuing, and which tourism projects are planned? How do current events affect demand, and how political are the tourists?

Moderated by:

Tanja Samrotzki, Journalist

Panel guests:

H.E. Dr. Badr Abdelatty, Ambassador, The Arab Republic of Egypt to The Federal Republic of Germany

Paul-Anton Krüger, Deputy Foreign Editor, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Samih Sawiris, Entrepreneur/Urban Developer

Peter Strub, Chief Operating Officer, Studiosus Reisen