Dubai To Record Highest Tourist Spending In The World

According to the latest World Travel and Tourism Council, Dubai is set to receive the highest tourist spending in the world in 2022, reaching $29.4billion (Dh108billion).

And thanks to the ongoing FIFA World Cup, Doha will become the second largest recipient of tourist spending this year. Since the international tourism at its peak, Doha is most likely to hit $16.8billion while London will reach $16.1billion.

Other than Doha, Dubai is a significant spot for FIFA World Cup matches as more than one million football fans likely to visit the emirate during the month-long mega event. It will result in billions of dollars in additional spending by foreign visitors.

The Global Tourism Body said, “Travellers are flocking to cities to live, work and discover.” The year 2022 is the year of revival as pandemic restrictions have continued to ease as well as tourism has been recovered.

It is estimated that the direct total travel and tourism GDP of the top 82 cities will recover to $582 billion in 2022 as against $734 billion in 2019. While direct travel and tourism jobs in 82 cities will reach 15.7 million.

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