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About Us

Established in 1979, the Kuwait Hotel Owners Association (KHOA) has been instrumental in shifting the hospitality and tourism sector in Kuwait, benefiting hotel owners and hoteliers and placing the foundations to enable the sector to develop, sustain its growth and operate at par with international standards.

Four decades of milestones later, KHOA continues to endeavor towards achieving the mutual interests of hotel owners and hoteliers. The association is setting the standards for a healthy business environment by initiating the development of a larger and self-driven local hospitality and tourism industry that benefits those operating in it and the local economy at large.

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Our mission

  • Building a Stable Industry
  • Promoting Local Tourism
  • Supporting Hotel Owners

Our Vision

  • Our vision at the Kuwait Hotel Owners Association is to transform Kuwait’s hospitality and tourism sector into a self-driven industry by promoting for the development of a local tourism open to visitors from around the world, ultimately supporting the diversification of the local economy.

KHOA Achievements

What We Do

KHOA has been instrumental in benefiting hotel owners and hoteliers in Kuwait. We collaborate with the local government to attend to their needs, advance the tourism sector, increase their exposure in the GCC, trend the local culture and more importantly, provide them with the resources that enable them to grab opportunities for profit.

 In its capacity as the representative of the hotel sector in the State of Kuwait, KHOA plays a significant role in building a positive relationship and open communication channel with the Government of Kuwait. KHOA has brought solutions to common challenges over the decades by liaising on the rooms rate agreement, Kuwaitization ratio, water and electricity tariff, entry visas and the circular on 60-year old employees. 

Among the larger challenges are ways to increase the occupancy in local hotels. KHOA is therefore active in advocating for the establishment of the General Authority for Tourism in Kuwait in cooperation with the Government of Kuwait as well as in recognizing the local hotel sector as a stand-alone industry. 

KHOA is also very active in participating in trade events in the hospitality and tourism sector such as the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), aiming to increase exposure on local tourism and attract guests mainly from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. KHOA is also a sponsor and participant in HORECA Kuwait which attract regional hospitality brands.

 These initiatives are supported by the Association’s market analysis division. The division has partnered with Smith Travel Research (STR), a global leader in delivering data that is confidential, accurate and actionable, and comprehensive solutions to support clients in strategizing and competing within their markets. It offers partners comprehensive daily reports on performance of the market in addition to an annual “Kuwait Three Years Outlook" report during the period of budget planning to support local hoteliers.

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