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STR Reports Eid Al-Fitr Boosts Hotel Bookings in Key Middle East Markets

April 19, 2023

Key markets in the Middle East are showing a spike in hotel occupancy on the books during Eid al-Fitr, according to STR’s Forward STAR data.

“While typically slower during Ramadan, leisure travel within the Middle East is set to resume during Eid,” said Kostas Nikolaidis, STR’s account executive, Middle East & Africa. “Many countries offer paid holidays for three to five days post-Ramadan, which is where we typically see spikes in occupancy. This year, however, Qatar announced an 11-day holiday, further extending the length of travel time available to celebrate the end of the Holy Month.”

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