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Middle East and Africa Tourism Security Market

Market Insights on Middle East and Africa Tourism Security covering sales outlook, demand forecast & up-to-date key trends

MEA Tourism security Market by the Type of safety issues, Booking Channel, Tourist Type, Tour Type, Age Group & Region - Forecast 2022 - 2032

Tourism security Market Outlook (2022-2032)

[250 Pages Report] The tourism security market is estimated to reach US$ 2.73 Million in 2022. As per the report, sales are forecast to increase at a robust 2.00% CAGR, with the market valuation reaching US$ 6.7 Million by 2032. Total sales in the tourism security market represent 4-6% of the global tourism market.



Tourism security Market Estimated Size (2022)

US$ 2.73 Million

Tourism security Market Projected Size (2032)

US$ 6.7 Million

Tourism security Market Value-based CAGR (2022-2032)


Tourism security Market Top Players Share in 2021.

4-6 %

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2017-2021 Tourism security Market Outlook Compared to 2022-2032 Forecast

Safety and Security in the tourism industry

Safety and Security is the least expected basic needs of travelers. The tourism industry is crucial for both security management and tourism. Private security agencies and police security services are hire for hotels, restaurants, theme parks, and also on historical places, security services are essential for safety concern issues on these major attraction places. Tourism industry is the biggest source of economy market. Tourism industry has to more concern about safety security and surety of safe travels. Moreover, the success of the tourism destination is depending on its safe and secure environment given to the travelers.

According to UNWTO committee on Tourism and competitiveness; safety refers to the measures taken to shield visitors and other peoples from circumstances where they might feel in danger due to crime, accidents, or emergency situations. Impact of security reasons effect the tourism industry badly. Impacts are divided into six categories i.e., impact on the destination, impact on tourist’s behavior, impact on the tourism industry, impact on host government, impact on government of generating markets, media behavior. Concern of safety and security is important for image of travel destinations and traveler’s satisfaction.

Impact on Tourism Security in Middle East and Africa

The Middle east and Africa has improved its tourism and travel security, international travelers continue to grow. Tourism security are focusing on ICT Infrastructures, lower the prices, improvement in partial openings and improvement in cultural heritage and create better conditions for travelers. The biggest challenge in tourism and travel industry is security, preventing the regions to achieve stronger growth. There are differences in the regions, the middle east and Africa the least homogeneous regions. While some other regions are low in security indicators such as, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar rank 10 as a safest economy globally among all with little terrorism.

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How is Government Initiatives Boosting the Tourism security in MEA?

“Government Initiatives Expected to Boost the Tourism Security in MEA”

As per FMI, sales in the tourism security market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.00% over the forecast period.

The following indicators were used for safety and security situation in selected countries: Global Peace index (presented by IEP), Global Terrorism Index (submitted by IEP), Human Development Index (presented by UNDP), and Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (presented by WEF). The global economy depends heavily on the tourism industry, the terrorism embodying its darkest side. Both tourism and terrorism are linked. Recent terrorist activities mostly planned on public places like airports and national borders. Thus tourism is being affected so badly. On the other hand, many tourism spots are positioned close to nationally and politically essential elements or statues; hence, tourist became an easy target of terrorist.

Why the Middle East the most Travelled as a Religious Site?

The Middle east most visited Religious sites

The growth of tourism in religious places are compelled KSA authority to provide best hospitality to the travelers. Middle east is the most religious sites visited by 50% of population some sites are more significant and more visited than others. Regardless of religious faith, or whether they believe it or not, everyone in the world acknowledged 12 different faiths (Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism). Religious tourism place is not only religious but also a tourism destination. EX; European monasteries. Growth of regional religious places by offerings tour packages and complimentary product and services.

Why the Social and political issues affecting Tourism security?

Social and political issues are affecting tourism in Yugoslavian countries

Political and social instability often takes the shape of military coups, bloody protests, revolutions, and other kinds of resistance. Such occurrences could be caused by a variety of factors, including incompetence government, political abusing power, corruption, and a failing state. Institutions and the public sector's lack of accountability. They frequently result in the breakdown of the country, or at the very least, Governmental collapse. It is best for development to use the latter, arms smuggling, terrorist attacks, war circumstances, and organized crime, which are all crucial elements in the growth Having an unattractive image detracts from one's overall beauty. These and comparable societal upheavals will lead to a decline in foreign arrivals, regardless of the actual severity of the threats to the travelers.

Category-wise Insights      

Which safety issue is the most common?

“Safety and security issues in the Tourism Security”

Security is the collection of actions used to protect against hostile acts that aim to cause extensive harm and cause the most economic disturbance against criminal activity, an attack, or espionage or sabotage. Safety refers to the measures taken to keep visitors and industry personnel from being exposed to circumstances where they may feel personally in danger as a result of crime crises and accidents. The impact of security incidents on the tourism industry, the destination, the local community, and the visitors are, in most cases, negative and multifaceted.

What Type of Booking Channel is the Most Prominent Channel through Forecast Period?

“Online Booking is More Preferred by Tourists”

Tourism has grown in popularity as a result of the simplicity with which it can be booked and made available through online platforms. Online booking is now more popular with all those to avoid hassle, stressful, expense process of booking a tickets in person. In online booking payments are also fast and easily done for the travelers or mobile application platform since it provides for a straightforward, hassle-free digital payment transfer, as well as live tracking and improved security. Furthermore, travelers may use the internet to search for and compare information on vacation locations, lodging, restaurants, and other aspects, making online booking a more popular approach around the world.

Which Age Group is more likely to Travel?

“Popularity of Tourism security among Middle-aged People Will Remain High”

Since this age group is more likely to visit tourist attractions and is more interested in visiting adventure sites, it is anticipated that the number of tourists in the 26–35 age range would increase dramatically. Consumers in this segment place high value on recreational and adventure activities such as sightseeing, scuba diving, exploring various islands etc. and are inclined towards visiting popular sites according to the destination ratings.

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Competitive Landscape                        

Leading players operating in the tourism security market are globally in the market and improving their offerings by providing big discounts, new tour locations and packages and security surety in order to gain a competitive edge in the market.

For instance:

  • Due to growing tourism industry in the country Olive Group, Triple Canopy, Control Risks, United Healthcare Global, MEDEX Global Solutions and among others.
  • Unity Resource Group was founded in 2000, its head office is in Dubai and offers risks, crises, security, logistics, executive, aviation, and medical services, they provide these services in Europe, Australia, Africa, North and South America, Middle East, and Central Asia.

Scope of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value

Key Region Covered

Middle east and Africa

Key Countries Covered

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Oman and Kuwait

Key Segments Covered

Type of safety issues, Booking Channel, Tourist Type, Tour Type, Age Group and Region.

Key Companies Profiled

  • Olive Group
  • Triple Canopy
  • Control Risks
  • United Healthcare Global
  • MEDEX Global Solutions and among others

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

Customization & Pricing

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Tourism Security Market by Category

By Type of safety issues:

  • Tourism and security issues
  • Tourism and crime issues
  • Tourism and safety issues
  • Tourism crises management issues

By Booking Channel:

  • Phone Booking
  • Online Booking
  • In Person Booking

By Tourist Type:

  • Domestic
  • International

By Age Group:

  • 15-25 Years
  • 26-35 Years
  • 36-45 Years
  • 46-55 Years
  • 66-75 Years

Frequently Asked Questions

The tourism security market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 2.73 Million in 2022.

Growing popularity of religious places, new tour launches, customized tours and increasing mergers and acquisitions etc. are the key trends driving sales in the market.

Leading players operating in the tourism security market are Olive Group, Triple Canopy, Control Risks, United Healthcare Global, MEDEX Global Solutions and among others

Leading players in the tourism security market are estimated to account for approximately 4-6% of the total market share.

Table of Content

1. Executive Summary

    1.1. Tourism Security Market Outlook

        1.1.1. Who Is Travelling?

        1.1.2. How Much Do They Spend?

        1.1.3. Direct Contribution of Tourism To GDP

        1.1.4. Direct Contribution of Tourism To Employment

    1.2. Tourism Evolution Analysis

    1.3. FMI Analysis and Recommendations

2. Market Introduction

        2.1. Total Spending (US$ Mn) and Forecast (2022-2032)

        2.2. Number of Tourists (Mn) and Forecast (2022-2032)

        2.3. Total Spending Y-o-Y Growth Projections (2022-2032)

        2.4. Number of Tourists Y-o-Y Growth Projections 

3. Global Tourism Industry Analysis

    3.1. Tourism Industry Overview

        3.1.1. Travel & Tourism Industry Contribution to Tourism Security GDP

   Business Spending v/s Leisure Spending

   Domestic v/s Foreign

   Direct, Indirect, and Induced

        3.1.2. Travel Sector Contribution to Tourism Security Overall Employment

        3.1.3. Travel & Tourism Growth Rate

        3.1.4. Foreign Visitor Exports As Percentage of Total Exports 

        3.1.5. Impact of Covid-19

        3.1.6. Capital Investment In Travel & Tourism Industry

        3.1.7. Different Components of Travel & Tourism

        3.1.8. Global Tourism Industry Outlook

   Cultural & Heritage Tourism

   Medical Tourism

   Eco/Sustainable Tourism

   Sports Tourism

   Wellness Tourism


4. Tourism Security Market Dynamics

    4.1. Market Drivers & Opportunities

        4.1.1. Focusing on Tourism As A Development Strategy

        4.1.2. Aggressively Growing Government Initiatives To Promote Tourism Industry

        4.1.3. The Changing Dimensions In Tourist Motivation and Preference

        4.1.4. Increasing Recreational Activities

        4.1.5. Travel Professional Websites Encouraging Tourists

        4.1.6. Rapid Growth of Online Social Media

        4.1.7. Others (During the Course of Study)

5. Market Background

    5.1. Macro-Economic Factors

        5.1.1. Tourism Security GDP Growth Outlook

        5.1.2. Tourism Security Industry Value Added

        5.1.3. Consumer Spending Outlook

        5.1.4. Tourism Security Direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP

        5.1.5. Internet Penetration Rates

        5.1.6. Capital Investment In Travel & Tourism

        5.1.7. Top Tourism Spending Countries 

    5.2. Forecast Factors - Relevance & Impact

6. Categorizing of Middle East Tourism Security Market, 2021

    6.1. Introduction/ Key Findings

    6.2. Current Market Analysis By Type of Safety Issues (% of Demand)

        6.2.1. Tourism and Security Issues

        6.2.2. Tourism and Crime Issues

        6.2.3. Tourism and Safety Issues

        6.2.4. Tourism Crises Management Issues

    6.3. Current Market Analysis By Age Group (% of Demand)

        6.3.1. 15-25 Years

        6.3.2. 26-35 Years

        6.3.3. 36-45 Years

        6.3.4. 46-55 Years

        6.3.5. 66-75 Years

    6.4. Current Market Analysis By Booking Channel (% of Demand)

        6.4.1. Phone Booking

        6.4.2. Online Booking

        6.4.3. In Person Booking

    6.5. Current Market Analysis By Tourism (% of Demand)

        6.5.1. Cultural & Heritage Tourism

        6.5.2. Medical Tourism

        6.5.3. Eco/Sustainable Tourism

        6.5.4. Sports Tourism

        6.5.5. Wellness Tourism

        6.5.6. Others

    6.6. Current Market Analysis By Country (% of Demand)

        6.6.1. Bahrain

        6.6.2. Jordan

        6.6.3. Egypt

        6.6.4. Israel

        6.6.5. Kuwait

        6.6.6. Saudi Arabia

    6.7. Key Findings, By Each Category

7. Social Media Sentimental Analysis

    7.1. Social Media Platforms Preferred









    7.2. Consumer Perception for Destinations On Social Media Platforms-Positive and Negative Mentions

    7.3. Trending #Hashtags

    7.4. Social Media Platform Mentions (% of Total Mentions)

    7.5. Region-Wise Social Media Mentions (% of Total Mentions)

    7.6. Trending Subject Titles

8. Consumer Sentiment Analysis 

    8.1. Which specific destination is preferred by the tourists and why?

    8.2. Which features are most important for tourist while choosing a destination?

    8.3. Are consumers ready to pay premium price for destinations?

    8.4. Does social media influence tourist’s decision making?

    8.5. Which mode of advertisement does travel agencies prefer?

    8.6. Others

9. Competition Analysis

    9.1. Competition Dashboard

    9.2. Pricing Analysis by Competition

    9.3. Competition Benchmarking

    9.4. Competition Deep Dive 

        9.4.1. Olive Group


   Product Portfolio

   Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

   Sales Footprint

   Strategy Overview

       Marketing Strategy

       Product Strategy

       Channel Strategy

        9.4.2. Triple Canopy


   Product Portfolio

   Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

   Sales Footprint

   Strategy Overview

       Marketing Strategy

       Product Strategy

       Channel Strategy

        9.4.3. Control Risks


   Product Portfolio

   Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

   Sales Footprint

   Strategy Overview

       Marketing Strategy

       Product Strategy

       Channel Strategy

        9.4.4. United Healthcare Global


   Product Portfolio

   Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

   Sales Footprint

   Strategy Overview

       Marketing Strategy

       Product Strategy

       Channel Strategy

        9.4.5. MEDEX Global Solutions


   Product Portfolio

   Profitability by Market Segments (Product/Channel/Region)

   Sales Footprint

   Strategy Overview

       Marketing Strategy

       Product Strategy

       Channel Strategy

        9.4.6. Others (As Per Request)

10. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

11. Research Methodology

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