Taif becoming a major tourist attraction in the Kingdom

RIYADH: Riyadh will host the Saudi Water Forum from April 29 to May 1 under the patronage of the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley. Water security and sustainability are two of the most important concerns being examined and discussed internationally, and are major challenges facing Saudi Arabia, given the region’s scarcity […]

Saudi Arabia aiming to be a top 10 tourist destination in 2024: minister

RIYADH: The business landscape in the Middle East is projected to grow despite global economic challenges, an industry report has predicted. Issued by PwC Middle East, the report titled “Strategic growth beyond oil: Economic diversification and decarbonization expected to boost dealmaking in the region,” sheds light on the region’s potential and readiness to embrace a […]

Saudi tourism ministry issues warning over fake job websites

Riyadh: Umrah travel agencies and tour operators have nearly doubled the price of tour packages per person, with fees expected to triple in anticipation of a heavy rush during Qiyam Al-Layl, the last 10 days of Ramadan. Umrah travel operators in Riyadh have almost doubled the price of individual tour bus packages from the regular […]

Saudi tourism is gaining momentum and global recognition

The Saudi tourism sector’s recent achievements were globally applauded by esteemed international organizations, such as the UN, and the World Travel and Tourism Council. This international welcoming and recognition of Saudi tourism is due to the Kingdom having managed to host 106.2 million tourists in 2023, a remarkable increase of 56 percent compared with 2019 […]

Saudi Arabia secures $13bn for tourism expansion, eyes $85bn revenue boost: minister 

Saudi Arabia secures $13bn for tourism expansion, eyes $85bn revenue boost: minister  Arab News 25 of the biggest hotel openings coming to Saudi Arabia  Hotelier Middle East Strengthening bonds: Saudi Tourism Authority enhances commitment to Malaysia  TravelDailyNews Asia-Pacific Saudi Tourism Authority, Trip.com Group to boost inbound travel to Saudi  TTG Asia Saudi Arabia Gets $13 Billion in Investment in […]

Egypt sees tourism numbers picking up

Egypt sees tourism numbers picking up  Arab News In Photos: Economic, Regional Instability Pose Challenges for Egypt’s Tourism Industry  Voice of America – VOA News Egypt’s Timeless Wonders: A New Dawn in Tourism with Unearthed Treasures and Revitalized Cairo  Drift Travel Magazine Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt? The Data—and Travelers—Say Yes  Bloomberg Egypt’s tourism at ITB Berlin: […]

New unified Gulf tourism visa to bolster Saudi economy

RIYADH: In November 2023 the Gulf Cooperation Council approved a landmark unified tourist visa set to launch between 2024 and 2025.  Similar to the Schengen scheme, the permit will enable tourists to travel across all six GCC member states: Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The new visa was announced by Jassim […]

Investments in Saudi tourism to accelerate in 2024, says top expert

RIYADH: Achieving global power security is everyone’s responsibility, according to Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman.  Speaking at the International Petroleum Technology Conference in Dahran on Feb. 12, the minister said that the Kingdom is continuously working toward ensuring market stability.  He added that Saudi Arabia has significant surplus oil production capabilities. “We are […]

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