Occupancy rates in Egypt’s hotel market are expected to range between 44% and 58% in 2021, according to Colliers International’s latest Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Hotels Forecast in July 2021.
The company projected that Cairo and Alexandria will achieve occupancy rates of 44% and 58% in 2021, respectively. This represents a year-on-year (y-o-y) hike of 63% in Cairo, and 29% in Alexandria.
The report forecast that hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada will see a y-o-y hike in occupancy rates of 43% and 51%, respectively. The occupancy rate in Hurghada would reach 113% in 2021, whilst Sharm El-Sheikh would see 86%.
The report added a forecast for the UAE’s Dubai Creek/Festival City and Sheikh Zayed Road/DIFC. It projected that the two will achieve an occupancy rate of 65% and 64%, respectively, representing a y-o-y hike of 52% and 49%, respectively.
In Saudi Arabia, the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Madinah, and Khobar are projected to witness 2021 occupancy rates of 54%, 53%, 27%, 35%, and 54%, respectively.
Kuwait City is expected to achieve an occupancy rate of 29%, , meanwhile 16% increase in y-o-y occupancy variance.