For this ranking, we included leaders that span the entire travel ecosystem, including aviation, hotels, destinations, and tourism development authorities. All individuals had to be based in the Middle East.
We ranked entries based on the following:
• Size of the business, including the number of hotels, rooms, passengers, and visitors, revenues, values of investments and assets, fleet size, etc.
• Ownership of assets.
• Designation of the business leader.
• Experience of the business leader.
• Degree of influence of the business leader.
• Other achievements of the business leader.