Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr Impact on Middle East Hotel Occupancy – STR

On Tuesday, 11 May, Muslims across the Middle East set their eyes to the sky in search of the crescent moon that would signal the end of Ramadan, the holy month of prayer and fasting. The moon, however, was not sighted, and the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia announced Eid al-Fitr, or the breaking of the fast and end of Ramadan, will instead fall on Thursday, 13 May.

WTTC Data Shows U.S. Maintains Position As Biggest Travel & Tourism Market Despite Suffering 41% Slide in GDP

Some countries performed better than others due to clear rules and certainty for domestic and international travel – UK records the biggest fall by three places among the world’s top 10 largest tourism markets in 2020 with a staggering GDP fall of 62.3% – Average global loss for countries is 49.1%, compared to 2019 levels, due to the impact of COVID-19 travel restrictions