saudi arabia

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

    Published on : 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, …

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

    Published on : 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, …

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  • M Gallery to open doors in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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 …

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  • Saudi Arabia to enable unmarried tourists to share hotel rooms

    Published on : 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 …

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

    Published on : 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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  • For the first time, Saudi Arabia opens its tourism

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia starts distributing tourist visas for the first time.   Host Mustafa Alrawi, assistant editor in chief, and future editor Kelsey Warner spoke to Ashleigh Stewart, of The National’s, who is in Saudi Arabia as the kingdom starts on its …

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  • Saudi Arabia offers visas for tourists, but lot of skepticism remains

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Saudi Arabia, which is widely known as one of the most conservative countries in the world and was only accessible for business and religious travelers previously, recently announced that it will now offer visas to tourists. In late September, a …

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  • Saudi Arabia might impose fines for violating public decency

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has said that it would impose fines for 19 offences related to public decency, like immodest dress and public displays of affection, although the Muslim kingdom has opened up for foreign tourists.   The Interior Ministry has launched …

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  • Saudi Arabia opens its doors to foreign tourists

    Published on : Saturday, September 28, 2019

    Saudi Arabia opened its doors to foreign tourists on Friday, by launching a new visa regime for 49 countries and appealing to foreign companies to invest in its tourism sector.   It hopes that tourism would contribute 10% of gross …

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  • Saudi Arabia is all prepared to ramp up its tourism

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    As tourism marketing content goes, it was the glossy kind: On Sept. 14, Saudi Arabia started flowing on social media and on a dedicated webpage, a professional drone-footage filled video entitled “Where in the World”.   A little bit earlier in …

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  • Saudi Arabia is moving away from dependence on oil and aiming to boost tourism

    Published on : Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    The Saudi monarchy said that since 2016, the kingdom is moving away from its dependence on oil production. Led by the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, the government has been working towards diversifying and improving Saudi Arabia’s non-oil economy. Now, …

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  • $11.6 billion tourism projects underway in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Saudi Arabia has U.S. Dollars 11.6 billion worth tourism projects in the pipeline as the kingdom seeks to draw more international and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) tourists as per a report by Orient Planet Research. In order to meet the …

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  • Saudi Arabia invests in major tourism projects in various parts of the Kingdom

    Published on : Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    The chairman of the board of directors of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Ahmad Al-Khateeb, met with the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Gloria Guevara in London.   Both parties discussed regarding …

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  • Saudi Arabia suspends DR Congo Hajj travellers visa over Ebola

    Published on : Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Over fears of Ebola, Saudi Arabia has banned entry to travellers coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo during next month’s Hajj pilgrimage.   The decision, announced in a note issued by the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, cited …

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  • Saudi Arabia hotel industry gearing for 23.3 million tourists’ arrival in 2023

    Published on : Wednesday, July 10, 2019

    Saudi Arabia is seeing its rapid growth in the hotel sector across the kingdom, fuelled by increasing demand from tourists.   The latest data released by Expedia Group disclosed that travellers from the USA, UAE and UK topped the list …

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  • To boost up its tourism, Saudi Arabia introduces new program

    Published on : Friday, May 17, 2019

    As part of Saudi Seasons 2019, an effort of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), now visitors can find out the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia across 11 tourism seasons!   The program is designed around cultural, touristic, …

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  • Warning of possible drone attacks for American tourists in Dubai

    Published on : Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    American tourists to Dubai and other parts of the UAE have been warned ‘of heightened tensions in the region’. They have been asked to take extra care.  The warning follows after the attacks on two oil pumping stations in Saudi …

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Al Bahah expects to develop its tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, May 6, 2019

    The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) in Al Bahah, a city in the west of Saudi Arabia in the Hejaz area has started inspection to boost its tourism industry. The authorities of Al Bahah plans to promote …

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