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Projects worth $23 billion will be discussed at ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City’ forum

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 15, 2019 16:45

The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), formally known as Riyadh Development Authority, has invited international experts to participate in an symposium setting out the next chapter in Riyadh’s development ... Read More

“Eid Season” in Saudi Arabia attracts 5 million visitors in 5 days

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 15:22

"Eid Season" in Saudi Arabia attracted 5 million visitors in 5 days. This year's season was featured by hosting more than 350 events and 900 shows in 90 cities across ... Read More

Budget Airline SalamAir Muscat to Tehran is second flight destination to Iran

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 19:38

SalamAir, Oman’s first budget airline, has launched its first flight to Tehran, Iran flying Muscat- Tehran three times a week This is the third destination added by the airline in ... Read More

Chinese CRRC exports Railway Vehicles for over 12 billion US Dollars

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 23, 2019 07:31

For decades, Chinese rail giant CRRC Changchun Railway Vehicles has been working on the way to go global. With CRRC products already used in over 20 countries and regions, and ... Read More

Warwick Hotels and Resorts has big expansion plans

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019 09:03

Warwick Hotels & Resorts (WHR), a global hospitality company present in 25 countries around the world, announced its expansion plans today at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for the Middle ... Read More

Arabian Travel Market Global Stage: Saudi Arabia Tourism Trends

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:52

Saudi Arabia’s growing tourism sector will be one of over 40 key travel and tourism trends under the spotlight on Arabian Travel Market’s Global Stage - as more than 100 ... Read More

The World Travel Award goes to Shaza

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:48

Shaza, a unique luxury hotel brand inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route, walked off with no less than five trophies at the World Travel Awards presentation ceremony, held ... Read More

40 airlines, 60 airports confirmed for CONNECT Middle East, India & Africa forum in Dubai

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 23, 2019 17:05

More than 40 airlines and over 60 represented airports have confirmed their participation at the inaugural CONNECT Middle East, India and Africa – co-located with Arabian Travel Market 2019 and ... Read More

Saudi tourism sector worth over $70 billion in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 10, 2019 13:30

Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion (SAR 263.1 billion) in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to data from the World Travel ... Read More

19 more hotels with 3000 rooms to be added to Marriott Hotels in Middle East and Africa

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019 07:25

Marriott International expects to add 19 new properties and more than 3,000 rooms to its  Middle East and Africa portfolio in 2019.  Underpinning a strong demand for its diverse brands, ... Read More

Václav Havel Airport Prague: Here comes summer

editor editor- March 30, 2019 02:35

Spring may have just officially sprung on March 20, but in Prague, summer is starting in just 2 days, and tourists are ready to travel. On Sunday, March 31, 2019, ... Read More

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality open new Riyadh hotel properties

editor editor- March 29, 2019 03:00

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality today announced the opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter in Saudi Arabia. The complex is located 30 ... Read More

ATM Report: 63% of Dubai Airport passengers were in transit during 2018

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 27, 2019 08:56

More than 63% of the 89 million passengers who passed through Dubai airport in 2018 were in transit with just 8% of these passengers leaving the airport to explore the ... Read More

Shaza Hotels signs first Mysk in Saudi Arabia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 18, 2019 16:07

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has signed a management agreement with Sheikh Sultan Al Harthi to operate Mysk Jeddah – the Mysk brand’s first property in ... Read More

2019 Quality of Living: Vienna is still the world’s best city

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019 15:42

Trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate. Combined with the threat of stringent and inconsistent monetary policies looming over markets, international businesses are under more ... Read More

What Abu Dhabi Airports will show at Saudi International Airshow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 10, 2019 07:05

Abu Dhabi Airports is participating in the inaugural edition of the Saudi International Air Show, held between March 12 – 14 at Thumamah Airport, Riyadh, showcasing its role within the ... Read More

World’s largest ehnofestival will be held in Riyadh

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 2, 2019 16:20

The World Ethnogames Confederation (Kyrgyzstan) in cooperation with The Camel Club (Saudi-Arabia) are organizing the global event "Nomad Universe" which will be held from March 9-19, 2019 in the framework ... Read More

Shaza Hotels expands in Saudi Arabia with new hotel opening in Riyadh

editor editor- February 20, 2019 22:02

Shaza Hotels, a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, has announced the opening of Shaza Hotel Residences, Riyadh. The property is the first for the brand in Riyadh and its ... Read More

Pope Francis in UAE: Making the world a better place

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- February 11, 2019 21:40

Pope Francis landed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates last Sunday night as the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula. He departed Tuesday, shortly after celebrating a ... Read More

China Southern Airlines and Emirates sign codeshare agreement

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 17:10

Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines and UAE's Emirates airline have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to progress on a comprehensive reciprocal codeshare agreement, which is set to open up new ... Read More

Saudi King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival breaks new Guinness records

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2019 00:03

King Abdul Aziz Falconry Festival was announced as the world's largest falcon racing tournament with participation of a record 1723 falcons that have competed for 10 days (Jan 25 - ... Read More

Saudi Arabia’s luxury tourism Red Sea Project on track

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018 05:25

A delegation from the Red Sea Development Company, led by chief executive John Pagano, was received by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Araqa Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday. Mr. Pagano ... Read More

Bankrupt: Lufthansa Partner PrivateAir

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 5, 2018 22:23

It started with a Swiss court in October to declare bankrupcy proceeding against PrivateAIr after a vendor asked the court. PrivateAir responded it was a mistake and managed to operate ... Read More

Wide-bodied aircrafts return to Calicut International

editor editor- December 4, 2018 15:12

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced the resumption of wide-bodied aircraft operations from Calicut International Airport. Read More

Saudi Arabia Set To Build New Futuristic Mega-City for Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 25, 2017 14:06

Saudi Arabia is not the first country that most tourists think to visit. But if the Saudi Crown Prince has his way, the new city of Neom will become a ... Read More

Oman opens permanent tourim office in Riyadh

editor editor- March 4, 2013 06:00

MUSCAT, Oman - The Ministry of Tourism in Oman has announced that it has set up a representative office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia that will tap the Kingdom's image as ... Read More

Billions to be spent by Saudi government to modernize transport to Mecca

editor editor- August 15, 2012 08:17

The Saudi Press Agency reported that 62 billion riyal (US$16.5 billion) will be invested to improve the transport system in the holy city of Mecca. Read More

Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market opens in Riyadh

editor editor- April 5, 2012 02:19

His Royal Highness Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Riyadh Province, on Monday evening, April 2, launched the Fifth Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM-2012), which is organized Read More

IHG to open Riyadh’s second InterContinental hotel

editor editor- March 14, 2012 07:22

IHG, the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, and the biggest international hotel company in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an agreement with the Rayadah Investment ... Read More

Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards kicks off in Riyadh

editor editor- February 27, 2012 04:43

The campaign for the second staging of the Saudi Excellence in Tourism Awards has kicked off in Riyadh. Read More

SCTA offers 400 tourism jobs to young Saudis in Riyadh

editor editor- January 6, 2012 05:33

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has announced that 400 jobs have been offered to young Saudis to work in the travel and tourism ... Read More

Riyadh Kingdom Tower to become world’s tallest building

editor editor- September 6, 2011 02:59

After Dubai’s Burj Khalifa the World’s tallest building in Saudi Arabia is getting ready to amaze the world. This $1.2 billion Kingdom Tower will reach about 3,300ft into the Saudi ... Read More

Ritz-Carlton enters Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with Riyadh hotel

editor editor- May 3, 2011 03:21

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and BETHESDA, Md. - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Read More

Open Invitation to visit STTIM in Riyadh from March 27-31, 2011

editor editor- March 26, 2011 00:46

Next week, between Sunday, March 27 up through Thursday, March 31, the city of Riyadh will host a very important market for the Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market (STTIM). Read More

STTIM in Riyadh will present encouraging factors for investment and promising tourism patterns in Saudi Arabia

editor editor- February 23, 2011 06:17

(eTN) - In less than five weeks, between March 27-31, 2011, the Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market (STTIM) will be opened in Riyadh city, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Read More

Malaysia Airlines to launch service to Riyadh

editor editor- October 11, 2010 07:08

Malaysia Airlines managing director and CEO, Tengku Datuk Azmil Zahruddin, announced that the carrier will launch service to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia beginning December 17. Read More