saudi arabia

  • Saudi Arabia contemplating building an airport in Riyadh

     Monday, June 28, 2021

    Saudi Arabia is thinking of building an airport in Riyadh, to cater to its huge increase in tourist arrivals in recent times. The $430 billion fund is being planned to invest in aviation to help capture the tourist boom envisioned …

  • Saudi Arabia forges international partnerships to boost tourism

     Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to grow and develop its tourism sector, government officials in the country have been going out and creating relationships with key international destinations. The most recent is Tunisia, a North African country around …

  • UNWTO opens first regional office in Saudi

     Thursday, May 27, 2021

    The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has opened its first regional office for the Middle East. UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili was joined by Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al Khateeb at a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to …

  • Saudi Arabia prepares to welcome international tourists

     Thursday, May 20, 2021

    As Saudi Arabia moves forward with Vision 2030, with tourism earmarked as a prime driver of finances, yesterday, tourism and travel leaders from the Kingdom assembled at the ATM 2021 Saudi Arabia Tourism Summit on the Global Stage to talk …

  • Saudi Arabia plans for new tourism complex

     Friday, April 23, 2021

    The recently established Tourism Development Fund (TDF) of Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with Knowledge Economic City and Riyad Bank to co-finance the development of the SR 1.3 billion ($346.3 million) ‘KEC Hub’. It would be a 68,000-sq-m tourism …

  • MSC Cruises set to offer Saudi sailing for winter

     Friday, April 23, 2021

    Cruise Saudi has recently signed a deal with MSC Cruises which will see the launch of Red Sea cruises this winter. Cruise Saudi is a 100 per cent Public Investment Fund-owned business that seeks to develop the domestic cruise industry. …

  • Marriott International signs three Saudi properties with Al Saedan Group

     Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group to open three hotels across Saudi Arabia. The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the …

  • Saudi Arabia launches “Journey in Arabia” to influence travel trade partners

     Friday, February 19, 2021

    The global travel industry is undergoing its most profound transformation. As the landscape evolves, it is more important than ever to continue to inspire, engage and educate travel trade for when the world safely re-opens and travel resumes. Saudi Arabia …

  • Saudi to offer more tourism insights

     Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Saudi Arabia will be kick-starting the tracking of the contribution of its burgeoning tourism behind the financial output of the country. The data of the Tourism Establishment Survey on the industry includes the workforce size, pay and revenue and expenditure, …

  • Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel & Residences opens in Saudi Arabia

     Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    Hyatt Hotels recently welcomed the opening of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Hotel & Residences in Saudi Arabia, the first Grand Hyatt hotel in the country. The luxurious property features 368-rooms including 54 residential units and is situated in the commercial …

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