saudi arabia

  • 2020 Dakar Rally will help to boost Saudi tourism

     Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    Saudi Arabia’s sports chief said Monday the controversial 2020 Dakar Rally, to be hosted by the country for the first time, will help showcase the austere kingdom’s tourism potential.   Organisers of the 12-day marathon through the Arabian desert, which …

  • Saudi Arabia shrouded in a mystery for long has now opened its doors to tourists

     Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has shrouded in a mystery for long to innumerable would-be tourists across the globe. When I had last visited almost a decade earlier, there were no tourist visas and above all no business-oriented infrastructure for foreigners.   With …

  • Saudi Arabia gets first Voco brand hotel

     Monday, November 18, 2019

    InterContinental Hotels Group has launched its first Voco brand hotel in Saudi Arabia.   The five-star hotel has come up in Riyadh. The group has collaborated with KSA-based developer Wasata Al Wosta Real Estate Company for this property. The hotel …

  • Saudi Arabia is Now Tourism’s “Last Untouched Frontier”

     Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has been described as tourism’s “last untouched frontier” after the launch of its first tourist visa scheme weeks before.   Nicolas Mayer, tourism consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, said that now Saudi Arabia has finally opened its doors to the world, …

  • Saudi Arabia described as “last untouched frontier” in tourism

     Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has been described as tourism’s “last untouched frontier” following the launch of its first tourist visa scheme weeks ago. Nicolas Mayer, tourism consultant said that now the Saudi Arabian Kingdom had finally opened its doors to the world, …

  • M Gallery to open doors in Saudi Arabia

     Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Accor has signed a deal as per which it will start its boutique-experience-led hotel brand in Saudi Arabia’s heritage location- Al Ula.     The group is going to collaborate with Jeddah-based firm, Skonmas Trading Company, to take over and …

  • 35 tourists killed, four injured in a bus accident in Saudi Arabia

     Thursday, October 17, 2019

    At least 35 tourists lost their lives and four others suffered injuries when a bus collided with another vehicle near Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.     A Medina police spokesperson said that the bus collided with a heavy …

  • Saudi Arabia welcomes 24,000 tourists within the first 10 days of launching the new visa system

     Friday, October 11, 2019

    Saudi Arabia welcomed 24,000 tourists to the kingdom within the first 10 days of a new visa system being launched for encouraging foreign visitors. This is part of a plan for expanding its economy.   The Saudi Foreign Ministry published a …

  • Saudi Arabia to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms

     Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    Saudi Arabia is now going to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms in a bid to boost up its international tourism and diversify its economy.     The Saudi Commissioner for Tourism and National Heritage (SCNTH) has recently notified …

  • Tourism to bring in 5% GDP by 2021 for Saudi Arabia

     Friday, October 4, 2019

    Tourism will grow in Saudi Arabia to provide for 5 per cent of the kingdom’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2021 due to recent government initiatives that have made it easier for people to visit the country.   In 2018, …


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