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Saudi Tourism to launch ‘Journeys in Arabia’

Saudi Tourism to launch ‘Journeys in Arabia’

Saudi Tourism Authority (STA), the department responsible for promoting tourism to Saudi Arabia, is set to organise its first-ever webinar for the Indian market, announcing the launch of ‘Journeys in Arabia: Opportunities Saudi’. This by-invitation launch webinar will be held on 17 February 2021 and will offer a glimpse into the largest country in the […]

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the growth of Middle East’s tourism sector as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb said the UNWTO’s Executive Council members have approved the move to establish the office during the Executive […]

Saudi Arabia restarts Umrah pilgrimage from 4 October

Saudi Arabia restarts Umrah pilgrimage from 4 October

Saudi Arabia will re-allow performance of Umrah in stages beginning from 4 October after seven months of closure due to the Covid-19 concerns. It will now allow 6,000 citizens and expatriates in the country to perform Umrah daily, representing 30% of the capacity taking into account the health precautionary measures of the Grand Mosque, the […]

Saudi Arabia leads hospitality recovery in Middle East

Saudi Arabia leads hospitality recovery in Middle East

Saudi Arabia is showing the strongest recovery in Middle East, with advance hotel booking steadily rising, as per latest report by hotel connectivity expert eRevMax. The company has been tracking reservation trends for its connected properties in the country since the beginning of the pandemic and has witnessed a sharp fall in April & May, […]

Reopening soon: Saudi Arabia to allow entry to foreign pilgrims from 1 November

Reopening soon: Saudi Arabia to allow entry to foreign pilgrims from 1 November

Saudi Arabia will be allowing foreign pilgrims to enter the country to perform ‘Umrah’ (Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca) from 1 November onwards. This move will be as per the third phase of the gradual relaxation of Umrah services. The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued preventive and precautionary measures to ensure that the spread of […]

UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021

UAE and Saudi Arabia top global survey for intent to travel abroad in 2021

A recent ‘Global Holiday Intent’ survey conducted by YouGov has revealed that residents in the UAE and Saudi Arabia are the most likely to make an international trip in 2021. The poll, which was conducted during October and November 2020, asked recipients if they were planning to make an international trip within the next 12 […]

Saudi Arabia aims to attract USD 58 billion investments in tourism by 2023

Saudi Arabia aims to attract USD 58 billion investments in tourism by 2023

Saudi Arabia is aiming to attract new investments worth SAR 220 billion (USD 58 billion) by 2023, and more than SAR 500 billion (USD 133.27 billion) until 2030. This was revealed by the country’s minister of tourism Ahmad Al-Khatib during the 2021 Budget Forum. He added that investors are keen to invest in the tourism […]

Saudi Arabia and Qatar end dispute, reopen borders

Saudi Arabia and Qatar end dispute, reopen borders

Saudi Arabia and Qatar today announced the end of their three-year-long dispute and full restoration of diplomatic ties. The announcement came after hugs were exchanged between leaders of the two countries at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit on Tuesday. It followed the announcement by Kuwait – a mediator of the talks – on Monday […]

First-ever destination brand campaign for AlUla, Saudi Arabia unveiled

First-ever destination brand campaign for AlUla, Saudi Arabia unveiled

The first-ever destination brand campaign for AlUla, the heritage and culture centrepiece of Saudi Arabia, has been unveiled. The campaign, developed by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) with creative partners Leo Burnett, includes a film directed by renowned cinematographer Bruno Aveillan and a suite of digital assets under the concept of The World’s Masterpiece. […]

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