Gulf’s online travel booking to more than double by 2023

8th April, 2019 11:27:28 printer

DUBAI: The Arabian Gulf's online travel market is set for a boom driven by a young and tech-savvy population, increased Internet connectivity and high smartphone penetration, according to new research.

Projected to grow at least 20 per cent every year for the next five years, the region's e-travel business is set to hit $15 billion (Dh55bn) by 2023, according to Mena Research Partners, report agencies.

"These travellers have high expectations, demand personalised offers and do extensive online research before purchasing," said Anthony Hobeika, chief executive at MRP.