saudi arabia

  • UK travellers might soon face laptop ban on US flights

    Published on : Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Similar to the proposed ban imposed on travellers from several Middle Eastern countries, the Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports carrying laptops. Quoting anonymous sources, Guardian suggested the current proposals might widen the …

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  • $2 billion investment by Saudi Arabia for cultural tourism

    Published on : Sunday, April 23, 2017

    According to a new report, Saudi Arabia and Oman will lead the GCC’s multi-billion dollar investments in cultural tourism, with a string of projects to develop new world-class attractions. Colliers International said that Saudi Arabia is ready to invest up …

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  • Saudi Arabia drawing visitor attention with camel festival

    Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

    Saudi Arabia might not be in the top list of Western holidaymakers, but it is home to archaeological sites, pristine beaches and ancient desert culture.   Camels are prestigious part of the Kingdom’s culture. They are important part of daily …

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  • Saudi Arabia aims to turn the country into a major tourism spot

    Published on : Friday, April 21, 2017

    At the WEF’s annual meeting in Davos in January, Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister said, “We are going to turn Saudi Arabia into a softer, more pleasant place to live.”   And the best way by which Saudi Arabia …

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  • Saudi Arabia cracks 20 million visitors mark by 2020

    Published on : Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    Arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach the 20 million mark by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim …

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  • Hilton expands hotel portfolio in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, April 3, 2017

    Hilton opens the doors of Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel. With majestic views overlooking the Sacred Mosque, Al Masjid al Haram, and the city’s largest ballroom and convention centre, Hilton proudly welcomes Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel to its growing Middle Eastern …

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  • Saudi Arabia’s domestic tourism to swell by 40% between 2015 and 2020

    Published on : Friday, March 31, 2017

    The domestic tourism sector in Saudi Arabia has been witnessing an upsurge thanks to a Government-led investment. The forecast predicts a 40% hike in the number of trips made between 2015 and 2020.   After the Saudi Vision 2030 was …

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  • Saudi Arabian tourist arrivals to Malaysia to rise by 5% in 2017

    Published on : Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Following the visit by the King of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to Malaysia recently, the number of Saudi Arabian tourist arrivals to the country is expected to increase by five per cent this year.   Malaysian …

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  • Engine catches fire, compels Sudan airliner to make emergency landing

    Published on : Thursday, March 2, 2017

    A passenger plane that was flying to Saudi Arabia was compelled to make an emergency landing on Wednesday immediately after its engine caught fire, according to the civil aviation ministry.   The flight had been carrying 125 people on board. …

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  • Pakistan International Airline carries extra passengers in aisle to Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Monday, February 27, 2017

    Pakistan International Airlines allowed seven passengers to travel standing in the aisles all the way to Saudi Arabia, prompting a probe into the serious breach of security regulations by Pakistan’s national carrier.   The passengers were allowed on the 20th …

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  • Saudi Arabia hopes to make it big in tourism

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Saudi Arabia as a whole has lots to offer to tourists. But it isn’t fully ready for tourists. Its rulers are intent on revolutionizing the economy, and tourism is high on their list. They are of the opinion that tourism …

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  • Saudi Arabia to welcome nearly 30,000 hotel rooms

    Published on : Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is on its way to witnessing a record number of 68 new hotels and 529,033 hotel rooms that would be opened in important cities in 2017, as revealed in a new report.   The Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction …

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  • Shop Qatar Festival witnesses swell in Saudi tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said yesterday that this region had been a spectacle to an increase of about 16.8% in tourists in the period that coincided with the month-long Shop Qatar festival as compared to the same period last …

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  • Revenues from tourism in Saudi Arabia expected to soar $81 billion by 2026

    Published on : Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    By 2026, Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP, according to a data by the WTTC. In a way, this is driven by domestic tourism – the number of …

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  • AIANA Makkah ready to welcome guests during Ramadan and Haj in 2017

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    Aiana Hotels & Resorts is set to open its first property in Saudi Arabia, AIANA Makkah in time for Ramadan and Haj, 2017. The hotel will provide functional, 594 well-appointed rooms, efficient and warm service inspired by Indian service ethos …

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  • Saudi Arabia bus crash kills six British tourists

    Published on : Friday, January 20, 2017

    A bus crash in Saudi Arabia has claimed the lives of six British tourists. Along with them, some members of a family from Manchester and also a couple from Glasgow have been killed in this deadly collision.   A grandmother …

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  • Saudi Arabia’s MICE sector rose 12% since 2015

    Published on : Thursday, January 19, 2017

    The Saudi Exhibition and Conventions Bureau (SCEB) that is affiliated to Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) has declared that visitors of licensed activities would be exceeding 4.4 million in the year 2016.   SECB has also adopted …

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  • Religious tourism in Saudi Arabia expected to increase 30%

    Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017

    In Saudi Arabia, Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services has recently seen growth in the country’s tourism sector during the Umrah season.   This was evident from the occupancy rates …

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  • 39 killed and 69 wounded in Istanbul night club attack on New Year’s Eve

    Published on : Monday, January 2, 2017

    A lethal terror attack on the New Year’s Eve killed 39 people including at least 27 foreign nationals at an up-market night club in Turkey’s city of Istanbul. The gun-attack also injured 69 more club goers on 31st December.   …

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  • Tourism and Hospitality pivotal for Saudi Arabia’s economy

    Published on : Monday, December 26, 2016

    Hospitality and tourism are the two industries playing a pivotal role in enhancing national economy of Saudi Arabia. The sector boosts country’s GDP and employment opportunities of more than 1.3 million for its citizens till date. In current context, number …

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