Gulf’s Youth To Change Air Travel

Young people in the Gulf will reshape the travel industry as they turn to mobile technologies and social media, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan, commissioned by Amadeus. The Gulf Co-operation Council’s (GCC) population of under 15-year-olds, which account for 25 per cent of the GCC’s total population, will lead the change, it states. Expatriate workers, population increases and a growing middle class will also create a trend for new travel behaviours in the region. “The Gulf is poised for a new era of travel as investment in infrastructure, new tourism sectors and governmental initiatives to ease intra- and extra-regional movement make the GCC more attractive to leisure and business travellers,” said Antoine Medawar, VP MENA at Amadeus. “The travel providers who address the nuanced needs of the region’s population stand to thrive in the coming decades.”

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