Mona Faraj

Research Analyst, Middle EastMona Faraj

Abu Dhabi UAE

Ms. Faraj brings over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to her post as a Phocuswright analyst. Her career spans all divisions of sales, marketing, channel and distribution management divisions in the Middle East and Gulf. Mona started her career with Hilton International, then joined Rotana Hotels (newly established when she began in 1997 and now the leading regional hotel management company). Mona is currently holding the position of managing partner for Insights Management Consultancy LLC, which provides business consultancy services in the Middle East region for a wide spectrum of hospitality, tourism and service industry clients. She holds a degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut.

Areas of Research
The travel industry in the Middle East and Africa is growing by leaps and bounds. Mona's expertise and position as a leader in the region allow her to make informed travel industry forecasts in Phocuswright reports and syndicated research.

Recent Mona Faraj Travel Research

Market Overview & Sizing
August 2015
Middle East Online Travel Overview Second Edition
Middle East Online Travel Overview Second Edition
$1,495 USDAnalyst: Mona Faraj, Colie Hoffman, Jeff Strachan, Shadi Kaddoura, Lorraine Sileo, Charuta Fadnis

The Middle East travel market is poised for enormous growth in the next three years, both online and off. High Internet penetration, improving technology infrastructure and a young population with an appetite for travel make the region very well-positioned for expansion. This report provides sizing and analysis of the online and total leisure travel markets in the Middle East, as well as regional projections through 2017, including distribution dynamics, technology trends shaping the market and more.

Market Overview & Sizing
March 2013
Middle East Online Travel Overview
Middle East Online Travel Overview
$1,495 USDAnalyst: Mona Faraj, Colie Hoffman

The Middle East travel market, while still in early days, is growing fast – especially online, where the region's young, tech-savvy consumers gather to socialize, politicize and yes, plan trips. Phocuswright's Middle East Online Travel Overview – the first in-depth analysis of this emerging market – provides sizing, trending and forecasts for the region as a whole and for four major markets in particular: the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In addition, the report offers detailed examination by segment and channel and delves into the complex technology trends shaping the market.