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COVID-19 webinar summary: 5 key points on the Middle East & Africa hotel performance, 26 May

Knowing you might not have time to watch our full webinars, we are pleased to continue our series of COVID-19 webinar summaries. In this latest edition, we talk performance in the Middle East & Africa.

ADR Recovery

While all regions of the world are, generally, posting improvements in average daily rate, Mainland China’s ADR (US$109.85) was the highest on a 28-day average (ending 16 May) when indexed to 2019. The Middle East (US$96.65) and the U.S. (US$85.48) ranked second and third, respectively, during the same 28-day period.

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Ramadan demand peak

From the week ending with 10 May through the week ending 16 May, Middle East hotels sold more than 1.5 million room nights.

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Dubai resilience

Throughout the pandemic, Dubai have seen steady occupancy improvement, once again proving the market’s resilience. The market posted an occupancy level of 63.6% for the week ending with 16 May.

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Africa: market-level performance

All countries across Africa have felt the impact of the restrictions and the lack of international demand. However, Seychelles and Lagos posted April occupancy levels above 45%.

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Future development in emerging African cities

Africa is still showing a considerable amount of pipeline projects, according to STR’s AM:PM platform. Since 2015, branded supply in emerging markets in Africa has grown by 53%.

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