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Travel Boom in the Middle East spurs Cybersecurity Concerns

In recent years, the Middle East has experienced a significant surge in travel and tourism, fuelled by economic growth, enhanced connectivity and an increasing interest in exploring the region's rich cultural heritage. However, this flourishing travel industry has inadvertently attracted the attention of cybercriminals, leading to a rise in cyberattacks targeting the travel sector. As the threats evolve, there is an urgent need for robust cybersecurity solutions to safeguard the industry and protect the interests of travellers.

The Middle East has become a highly sought-after destination for travellers from around the world. Countries like the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain have invested significantly in tourism infrastructure, promoting their unique attractions, luxury hotels and vibrant cultural experiences. The region's strategic location as a hub for international travel has further contributed to its popularity among both business and leisure travellers.

The rapid growth of the travel industry has also attracted cybercriminals who seek to exploit vulnerabilities within the sector. The travel industry relies heavily on technology, from online booking platforms and e-ticketing systems to customer databases and loyalty programs. This dependence on digital infrastructure has made travel companies prime targets for cyberattacks, as they possess valuable personal and financial information of travellers.

Common Cybersecurity Threats in the Travel Sector:


Cybercriminals send deceptive emails or create fraudulent websites to scam travellers into divulging sensitive information such as credit card details or login credentials.

Ransomware Attacks

Hackers can encrypt travel company systems with malicious software that encrypts critical data, demanding a ransom for its release.

Data Breaches

Travel companies store vast amounts of customer data, including passport details, travel itineraries and payment information. A successful data breach can result in identity theft, financial loss and reputational damage.

Wi-Fi Hacking

Public Wi-Fi networks in airports, hotels and tourist destinations are often unsecured, making it easy for cybercriminals to intercept sensitive data transmitted over these networks. If you don't need it, turn it off. This includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and auto-connecting to networks.

Middle Eastern travel companies need to look for a reliable, proven security provider to help navigate the growing threats to their industry. Orixcom is a leading provider of advanced cybersecurity solutions with a wealth of local experience in protecting critical infrastructure and industries across the Middle East.

Why Choose Orixcom?

  1. Comprehensive Solutions
    Orixcom offers a wide range of cybersecurity solutions tailored specifically to the travel industry. These include network security, cloud security, endpoint protection, and threat intelligence services.
  2. Option to Buy Online 
    Orixcom is the only provider offering online purchasing of security products, making it quick and easy to browse and choose the right cybersecurity solution for your business. Our rapid, simple process saves you time and we offer a free trial with most products. You can take advantage of either monthly or annual plans and save money with up to 15% discount on annual contracts. Take advantage of our flexible payment options today.
  3. Expertise in the local market
    Orixcom possesses an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges faced by the Middle Eastern travel sector. Their solutions are specifically designed to mitigate regional risks and comply with local regulations.
  4. Proactive Approach
    Orixcom employs advanced threat detection and mitigation techniques to identify and neutralize potential cyber threats before they can cause harm. Their proactive approach ensures that travel companies remain one step ahead of cybercriminals.
  5. 24x7x365 Support
    Orixcom offers round-the-clock support, ensuring rapid response and resolution in the event of a cyber incident. Our dedicated team of cybersecurity professionals is equipped to handle any emerging threat or security breach.

As travel to and through the Middle East travel shows no sign of slowing down, the need for robust cybersecurity solutions in the sector is critical. Cyberattacks can have devastating consequences, including financial loss, reputational damage, and compromised customer trust. Orixcom can help prevent these threats and more, book a demo with our experts and protect your business.


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