Will Royal Honeymoon Boost Middle East Hotel and Timeshares?

In a year that has seen tourism and travel to the Middle East seriously impacted by concerns about unrest and traveler safety, plans for a Royal Honeymoon in Jordan may provide a much-needed boost to traveler confidence.

Prince William and his soon-to-be bride Kate Middleton have selected Jordan as their honeymoon destination, with plans to see the historic archeological city of Petra and the Wadi Rum. The Wadi Rum, a valley of granite and sandstone, is also widely known as, “The Valley of the Moon.”

Tourism and Middle East Timeshare

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), premium travel growth in the Middle East slowed only to 7.7 percent from 8.1 percent in February 2011 (most recent figures released) while economy travel growth slowed to 3.3 percent from 4.9 percent in January. Surprisingly, air travel to the Middle East saw a 6 percent increase in February year-over-year. The IATA does predict however, that upcoming months would show air travel numbers negatively affected by rising fuel costs, safety concerns, and even the tsunami in Japan.

Despite the challenges, Egypt, Tunisia and Dubai are all areas anticipating that this week brings a surge of last minute travelers seeking an Easter holiday. Consistently, timeshare resales and timeshare rentals represent some of the best travel deals available for those vacationing in the Middle East. Be sure to check Egypt timeshare; Dubai timeshare; Indian Ocean timeshare; and Abu Dhabi timeshare when you are considering travel in this region.

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