saudi arabia

  • Saudi Arabia diversify away from oil to tourism

    Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

    Saudi Arabia is now turning to desert after exploiting oil to stimulate its financial system for over a half century. Thousands of square kilometers of sand will be transformed into new cities as the kingdom is looking for diversification away …

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  • Qatar provides free visa-entry for 80 nations

    Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

      In order to encourage air transport and tourism Qatar announced on Wednesday a programme that allows visa –free entry for citizens of 80 countries as it gears up to host the World Cup in 2022.     The energy …

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  • Red Sea Project to be built in Amlaj and al-Jawh in Saudi Arabia

    Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    Saudi Arabia aims to develop resorts on about 50 islands off the kingdom’s Red Sea coast backed by its Public Investment Fund (PIF). The Red Sea Project, to be built between the cities of Amlaj and al-Jawh, will come with …

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  • Abha designated as capital of Arab Tourism 2017

    Published on : Friday, July 28, 2017

    Abha, the capital of Asir province in Saudi Arabia is named as the “Capital of Arab Tourism 2017” by Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, Deputy Governor of Asir.     This declaration will give a boost to the tourism sector and …

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  • Saudi Arabia to boost the tourism

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    The Tourism Board of Saudi Arabia is now taking an initiative to project Saudi Arabia as a most highlighted destination in the world map of tourism.     As tourism becomes a major driver of the economy of Saudi Arabia …

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  • British Airways strike to be prolonged for two more weeks

    Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Some of the cabin crew members employed by British Airways at Heathrow will continue the walk out for another two weeks, stretching the long-running dispute into the peak month of summer travel.   Members of Unite working for BA’s Mixed …

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  • Saudi Arabia focuses on meetings and events sector growth

    Published on : Friday, May 26, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has started investing in its MICE sector with an aim to strengthen its infrastructure with regards to the meetings industry to lure on more meetings and business events.   Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SCEB) is currently leading …

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  • Pre-Ramadan vacationers enhances tourism spending by 40 percent

    Published on : Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    In April, tourism spending went up as the weak pound and pre-Ramadan holiday pushed a 38 percent rise in sales.   Tourist spending from Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar have increased by eight …

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  • Saudi Arabia all prepared to attract visitors this year

    Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017

    Traveling in an air-conditioned trailer in the midst of the Saudi Arabian desert, I was sitting on a gold-cushioned sofa close to a rich Bedouin furniture magnate. He narrates me, two days back that he had bought 10 white camels …

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  • Saudi Arabia shows wonderful growth in tourism sector

    Published on : Saturday, May 13, 2017

    The Saudi tourism and national heritage sector is witnessing extraordinary growth currently. This can be owed to the support and care of King Salman, said Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National …

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  • Saudi Arabia and the UAE are top choices for UK visitors

    Published on : Friday, May 5, 2017

    Over 10 per cent of total visitors to the UAE and SaudiArabia are from the UK. These two are the top destinations in the GCC favored by business and leisure travelers from the United Kingdom, according to HotelsCombined, an accommodation …

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  • 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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