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Egypt’s tourism minister to visit Saudi Arabia over cuts in number...

CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou will soon head to Saudi Arabia to discuss a recent Saudi decision to reduce the number of Egyptian pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by 20 percent in

Tourism India goes to Saudi Arabia to attract high-end visitors

DUBAI, UAE - To attract high-end tourists to some of its exotic locations, India will organise tourism roadshows across Saudi Arabia later this month.

Indonesia launches tourism campaign to attract more Saudi visitors

Indonesia has launched a major drive to attract more Saudi tourists this year. Its new two-day promotion ended at the Mall of Arabia this week.

Green Globe recertifies Movenpick Resort Al Nawras in Jeddah

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces re-certification of the Movenpick Resort Al Nawras in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Abu Dhabi tourism planning week-long promotion in Saudi Arabia

Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry is planning a week-long promotion of the destination and its expanding offering in Saudi Arabia later this month with a high profile participation at Riyadh Travel Fair

Oman opens permanent tourim office in Riyadh

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 a major outbound market in the GCC

Chinese delegation visits historical Dir’iyah

A delegation from the Ministry of Supervision, the People’s Republic of China, headed by HE Minister Wuu Yuiliang, visited the historical Al Dir’iyah in Saudi Arabia.

American mayors visit Masmak historical museum in Saudi Arabia

A delegation of American mayors visited the Masmak historical museum in Saudi Arabia last Saturday.

Saudi Colors Forum a distinctive window to the beauty of Saudi...

Many international diplomats acclaimed the Saudi Colors Forum, describing it as a window to the kingdom's topographical variety.

Paris Hilton opens store in Muslim holy city of Mecca

As an American socialite and hotel heiress, Paris Hilton has built up a global brand on her sexy image -- and sometimes very few clothes.

Saudi government electronically monitoring women’s travel abroad

When word started spreading last week that Saudi women -- already some of the most oppressed and restricted in the world -- were being monitored electronically as they left the country, activists were

Saudi Colors: new forum highlighting tourist sites

His Excellency Abdullah bin Sulaiman Al Jehani, Vice President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) for Marketing and Programs, stated that the “image” these days represents

Colors of Saudi Forum website launched

The Organizing Committee of the “Colors of Saudi Forum” has recently launched its new website of the forum online.

Moevenpick Hotel Qassim recertified by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, located in Buraydah, in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia receives over 5 million tourist trips from GCC in...

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become a major tourist destination to a large group of people from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

Saudi Arabia says no to protest against US-made anti-Islam film

Thousands of Pakistanis are burning properties of their country against US-made, anti-Islam film and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a French magazine.

Flourishing travel and tourism drives unprecedented success at The Hotel Show...

SAUDI ARABIA - With the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism industry set to reach US$14.9trillion in 2012, according to the Saudi Council for Tourism & Antiquities (SCTA), and an ambitious

Saudi’s recent resolutions a breakthrough for development of national tourism

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) chaired the 29th meeting of the Board of Directors of SCTA held on Monday, September 1

Saudi Commission for Tourism receives financial support from Boeing

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), on Sunday, August 26, received a check of financial support from Boeing, the American

All set for NAM in Tehran

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran is bringing surprises to regional experts.

Saudi Arabia attracts Pakistan Muslim League Chief for Eid

Pakistan Muslim League (PML)-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, Senator Ishaq Dar, and Ghous Ali Shah celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr along with family members in Medina, a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia.

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

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.

Saudi Arabia sends relief aid to displaced Syrians

WASHINGTON, DC - The Minister of the Interior and General Supervisor of the Saudi National Campaign to Support Brothers in Syria, Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, ordered the first relief convoy of assista

Nearly 3 million international tourists visit Saudi Arabia in 2012 Q1

As many as 2.9 million foreign tourists who visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of 2012 spent more than SR7.1 billion (nearly US$1.9 billion), according to a report released by th

Qatar Airways expresses interest in Saudi aviation market

Qatar Airways has expressed interest in launching an airline registered in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi tourists among the biggest spenders on the planet

Visa has prepared its latest “Tourism Outlook: UAE” report, comparing tourism receipts from across the UAE in 2010 and 2011, in order to provide a unique insight into where and how international v

Saudi Crown Prince dies at age 79 in Geneva

HRH Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz, a hard-line conservative who is credited with pushing back al Qaeda, died at age 79 in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

SCTA President: Saudi Arabia to have 1.6 million tourism jobs by...

The Kingdom’s tourism sector will provide 1.6 million jobs by 2015, Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), announced yesterday.

One of the tallest buildings in the world certified by Green...

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah in Saudi Arabia for its sustainability achievements.

Pottery jug found dating back to pre-Islamic era

A rare pottery jug that dates back to the pre-Islamic era was found recently in the Al Ahsa municipality.