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Riyadh Travel Fair 2017 Edition Set To Be Saudi Arabia's Largest Travel and Tourism Event on Record

Saudi Arabia’s largest domestic and outbound tourism promotion event expected to receive over 30,000 visitors Riyadh, 21 February 2017:  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest travel trade event showcasing more than 250 exhibitors, national pavilions and seminars set to welcome an anticipated 30,000 visitors. Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2017, Saudi Arabia’s leading travel industry showcase, will open its doors for the ninth consecutive year, with the 2017 edition to be located at the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh from 7th – 10th April 2017. The four day event will become the focus of business networking opportunities, insightful seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and the recognition of twelve months of the tourism industry’s achievements. The 2017 edition will be the largest on record with an ......read more

Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

New leisure facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year until 2020 61,224 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline to meet projected demand from domestic and religious tourism Arabian Travel Market to showcase the best of the Kingdom’s tourist attractions   Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than $81 billion to the country’s GDP by 2026, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to offer at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is being held in the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 23-27 2017. This is being driven, in part, by domestic tourism - the number of local tourist trips inside Saudi Arabia, exceeded 47.5 ......read more

Etihad Airways Introduces Third Daily Flight to Riyadh

Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, January 10, 2017:  Etihad Airways is introducing a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Riyadh route, effective 1 February 2017. The extra services underscore the airline’s commitment to offer guests greater choice and more travel options between the capital cities of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new daily late night departures from both Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are timed to allow guests to spend full days in either city. Arrivals into Abu Dhabi International Airport provide guests with more connections to early morning services to Europe, North America and the Indian Subcontinent. These include London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Delhi and Mumbai. Together with a Boeing 777 and the recently-introduced Boeing 787 on the route, the new service will ......read more

Sky Prime enhances guest's experience with innovative connectivity

Saudi Arabian VVIP largest private aviation operator in the Middle East selects Honeywell’s and Amac Aerospace for fleet  Cabin Connectivity services  Largest private aviation operator in the Middle East selects Honeywell’s JetWave hardware and Go Direct Cabin Connectivity services for its New A319 and A330 Sky Prime selects AMAC Aerospace to install KA, KU Satellite band and live TV innovation solutions in the cabins of all the operator’s fleet  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. December 7, 2016:  Sky Prime Aviation Services has chosen Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) JetWave  Ka-band satellite connectivity hardware and Go Direct Cabin Connectivity services for its Airbus A319 and A330 aircraft Moreover, The Saudi based operator has chosen Amac Aero to install KA-band satellite & KU- ......read more

Preferred Hotels & Resorts signs first hotels in Saudi and Bahrain

New additions to the brand’s LVX collection include three properties across Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; brings total Middle East portfolio to 22 hotels  Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2016:  Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest global provider of sales, marketing and distribution services to independent luxury hotels, continues to expand its Middle East portfolio with the addition of two new five-star hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and another five-star hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  The three additions consist of a duo of ultra-boutique properties in the Saudi capital Riyadh, namely the Vivienda Residences and Vivienda Granada, along with independent luxury leader, The Domain Hotel & Spa, in Manama, Bahrain. All three properties join the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection ......read more

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts opens hotel in Marrakech

Five-star Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech features 503 rooms and Morocco’s largest congress centre – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is very proud to open this landmark hotel.  Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2016:  Morocco welcomes the arrival of a significant new hotel with the opening of Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech, following a US$100 million redevelopment, invested by ALAJIAL Assets company, a subsidiary of AL AJIAL HOLDING that represents Kuwait Investment Authority in the Kingdom of Morocco.  Opening to the public for the first time on 15 October 2016, the spectacular five-star hotel is a triumphant oasis, featuring 503 rooms and suites, six restaurants and lounges, a two-floor Ô de Rose spa and well-being centre by Cinq Mondes, four swimming pools including one for ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority ramps up activities to attract greater number of Saudi Arabian visitors

RAKTDA and Emirates Airline organized joint travel trade roadshow in Jeddah and Riyadh Saudi visitors to Ras Al Khaimah during September increased 39 per cent, compared to September 2015 Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, 12th October 2016:  Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and plans, initiates and drives its domestic and overseas promotions, has ramped up its travel trade activities and consumer awareness campaigns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an effort to draw more visitors from the GCC market. During the first nine months of this year, RAKTDA reported an upturn of 18 per cent in the number of Saudi visitors staying in Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels, compared to the same period in 2015. Moreover, for the month of September, Saudi visitors ......read more

Mövenpick says yes to free honeymoon nights with upscale wedding bookings.

Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:  As the wedding industry continues to grow in the Middle East, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced a new initiative to establish the hospitality company as a premium choice for both weddings and honeymoons.  For every USD 5,000 spent on a wedding at participating hotels in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Mövenpick will give a complimentary honeymoon night at any of its 83 hotels around the world. “Mövenpick is well-versed in the organisation, flexibility and imagination that goes into a successful wedding. Our hotels in Dubai and Al Khobar for example, are popular choices for receptions and host around 70 weddings each a year. This initiative is a way for us to draw attention to some of our other destinations and also to thank ......read more

Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah opens its doors, bringing elegance with a modern twist to Red Sea city

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26 September 2016 – Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts today opened the doors to the Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah, a unique European-style property in one of Saudi Arabia’s fastest-growing cities. The 228-room property, which marks the Swiss hospitality firm’s third hotel in Jeddah and 11th in the Kingdom, seamlessly blends a classical interior design with a contemporary façade and the latest modern comforts. Ideally located near to both the Al Harthy Exhibition Centre and Mall of Arabia, and just a 15-minute drive from King Abdulaziz International Airport, the five-star hotel meets the diverse needs of business, leisure and MICE-related travellers. The deal to manage Mövenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah has been signed with AlTayyar Travel Group, a major player in the ......read more

Elaf Group to showcase Saudi Arabia's growing tourism sector across the world

September 26, 2016 - The Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, will be showcasing Saudi Arabia’s tourism opportunities through strategic marketing tours across different countries in the month of October 2016. The Group will be visiting Istanbul, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt; Casablanca, Morocco; and Jakarta, Indonesia to highlight attractive tour packages and the wide range of cultural offerings that the Kingdom has to offer especially for religious tourism.  In line with Saudi Vision 2030, the Kingdom is actively working to enhance its tourism sector, with recent reports forecasting that the industry will increase its contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product from 5.4 per cent to 5.7 per cent by 2020. As such, the public sector aims to cultivate ......read more

48 Hours in London—The Ultimate Guide of Things to See and Do in the Home of the Red Phone Box and the Royal Family

Dubai, UAE, September 22, 2016:   Have just 48 hours to get the  most out of London and the surrounding region? Don’t fear, we’re here to help. From the best tea shops and art-deco hotels London has to offer to the perfect spots for enjoying some of the best countryside scenery in the whole of England, our guide will ensure that you don’t miss out. Within easy reach of London, Oxford offers a family friendly mix of activities, relaxation and retail therapy when the hustle and bustle of the capital of England get to be too much.   We took it upon ourselves to conduct in-depth research to discover what is worth doing and what isn’t. And based on those very findings, we crafted the definitive guide to getting the most out of London and Oxford in just two days. Here are our recommendations ......read more

FTTH MENA Council 8th Annual Conference to discuss the Fibre to the Home adoption in Kuwait and the MENA region from 7 – 9 November 2016

Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2016:  The Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Council MENA is pleased to announce the launch of the 8th Edition of FTTH Council MENA Conference taking place from 7th to 9th November at The Regency hotel, Kuwait, under the patronage of HE Salim Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO of Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) of Kuwait. Prysmian Group, CommScope, Detecon and Oman Fiber Optic (OFO) are Gold Sponsors at the event which will be held under the theme “FTTH, The Evolution to the Digital Society” and will witness the presence of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the ICT industry. As identified in the FTTH Council MENA market study for 2015, FTTH connections are increasing rapidly in the MENA region thanks to broadband networks initiatives, housing programs ......read more

JA Resorts & Hotels' Eid Al Adha Offers

Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2016:  Families come together from far and near to celebrate the joyous festival of Eid Al Adha in their own special way. Whether you have your heart set on a relaxed beach holiday, a quick getaway within the UAE or a staycation in one of Dubai’s top family resorts, JA Resorts & Hotels has exactly what you’re looking for. Experience a fun filled holiday and create new memories with your family and loved ones with the latest offerings across JA Resorts & Hotels properties. INDIAN OCEAN VACATION OFFERS No summer escape is complete without a luxurious stay at one of JA Resorts & Hotels’ exquisite Indian Ocean island properties in the Maldives and Seychelles.  JA MANAFARU, MALDIVES JA Manafaru, voted amongst TripAdvisor’s Top 3 most popular hotels in the Maldives, ......read more

New Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics Stores Give DFW Airport Customers Luxury Beauty Options

International Terminal D delivers a high-end, convenient shopping experience Dubai, UAE, July 26, 2016:  Aveda, Jo Malone London and MAC Cosmetics are bringing new luxury beauty options to customers traveling through International Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport. The three stores—all of which are part of the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. brand portfolio—celebrated grand openings today with ribbon cuttings and free service offerings. "This is just another step in the evolution of Terminal D, our international terminal, which is well on its way to becoming a premier retail and dining destination for our customers," said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management at DFW Airport. "With the addition of these globally recognized luxury beauty ......read more

Win Exclusive Dining and Retail Offers This Summer at Terminal 1, Dubai International Airport!

With two million travellers forecasted to go through Dubai International Airport this summer, Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) and Maritime & Mercantile International (MMI) is encouraging travellers to arrive early for a relaxed travel experience and to ensure the time to visit their brand new venues including giraffe, The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, The Draft House, Pret A Manger, The Noodle House and Le Clos. Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2016:   This summer ELR and MMI are welcoming guests to their seven exceptional dining and retail outlets at Dubai International airport’s new Concourse D at Terminal 1 and giving them the chance to win AED10,000 of travel vouchers. With summer holidays and Eid celebrations about to begin, Dubai Airports has estimated that almost 2 million travellers are forecasted to use Dubai ......read more

Centro Sharjah Wins Big at Rotana Annual Conference

Sharjah, UAE, May 28, 2016:   The recently held Rotana Annual Conference at Park Rotana Abu Dabhi for the company executives served great news for Centro Sharjah. Mr Michael Kasch, General Manager was awarded ‘Manager of the Year’ in the company wide award ceremony. Mr. Michael Kasch, is a veteran in hospitality services and has been in the hospitality arena for over 2 decades. He started his career with Rotana in 2011 joining the pre-opening team of Al Ghurair Rayhaan and Arjaan Rotana in the capacity of Executive Assistant Manager, thereafter at Towers Rotana in the same position. In November 2013 Mr Michael was appointed as the new General Manager of Centro Sharjah, in charge for the overall management and operations of Centro Sharjah including sales and marketing, development of the company’s ......read more

Flynas expand their frequencies between Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2016:   The Saudi-based national airline, flynas, is increasing capacity between their home country and the UAE with new flights linking Abu Dhabi with Riyadh and Jeddah. Effective on 23 June, flynas will add a second daily service between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, increasing its combined offer with Etihad Airways to four daily services. Also on 23 June, flynas will enter the Jeddah – Abu Dhabi market with a daily flight which will complement Etihad Airways’ existing thrice daily services. Together, both carriers will offer four daily services linking Jeddah and the capital of the UAE. These services will provide guests with greater choice and flexibility when travelling between the two countries and beyond over Etihad Airways’ worldwide network. In addition to Riyadh and Jeddah, ......read more

Mövenpick's Professional Hotelier Programme celebrates successful graduation of 200 Saudi Arabian Nationals.

Employees of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ graduated from the in-house programme, which helps them prepare for the rapidly growing tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), 19 May, 2016: Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is delighted to announce that 200 of the company’s Saudi employees successfully graduated from Mövenpick’s bespoke Professional Hotelier Programme. Launched in May 2015, the programme gives Mövenpick employees the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the hospitality industry and allows them to acquire expertise in the rapidly growing Saudi Arabian tourism sector.  The KSA Professional Hotelier Programme comprises eight modules, each of which has to be completed to graduate from the course. Modules cover ......read more

His Highness Prince Abdullah Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah, opens The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016

Saudi Arabia, May 18, 2016:  The 4th annual Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 opened Tuesday (17th May 2016) Under the Patronage of His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah, who was accompanied by Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager, Jeddah and Makkah Province at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). Thousands of hospitality industry professionals are anticipated to attend the three-day event at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, taking place until Thursday (17-19th May 2016; 4-10pm).  “We are honoured that His Highness Prince Abdullah bin Saud bin Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman of the Tourism Committee in Jeddah, and Mohammad A. Al-Amri, General Manager of the Jeddah and Makkah Province at SCTH opened ......read more

Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards to launch at Hotel Show in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia, 12th May 2016:  Details of the inaugural Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards (2017) will be announced by organisers’ dmg events at The Hotel Show in Jeddah this month. The launch will take place during the second day of the annual The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia (18th May 2016), where representatives from hotels and restaurants throughout Saudi Arabia will have the chance to register individual properties for entry across 10 award categories.  Winners will be announced at an official ceremony at the 2017 edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, after a significant judging process.  Christine Davidson, Group Event Director of the dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa hospitality portfolio including The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and now the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Awards, said: “We have been ......read more

Saudi Arabia's mega-projects in focus at Vision Conference 2016

Saudi Arabia, May 11, 2016:  Ramzi R. Solh, CEO of Commercial Development at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), is the latest addition to the line-up for the 2nd annual Vision Conference, Saudi Arabia. The conference is a key feature of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, from 17-19th May 2016 featuring a range of industry experts exploring the Kingdom’s booming hospitality industry with topics ranging from mega-projects to technology trends. Mr. Solh will discuss “Mega-projects – an inside view” with a behind-the-scenes look at the development of KAEC, the world’s largest privately funded city.  “We are very excited by the government’s support of the tourism sector as outlined in Vison 2030 and by the sector’s potential to generate both jobs and memorable family ......read more

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have introduced a new Self Service Bag Drop facility at Hong Kong International Airport

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair have introduced a new Self Service Bag Drop facility at Hong Kong International Airport that will further enhance the airport experience for passengers of the two airlines. Self Service Bag Drop allows passengers to check in baggage by themselves. The self-service process includes printing the baggage tag, tagging the luggage and dispatching the luggage. Passengers who have completed their check-in process - online, at airport check-in counters or using self-service check-in kiosks - can drop off their baggage using the Self Service Bag Drop facility, saving up to half of the normal processing time compared to queuing at check-in counters. The new facility will result in a smoother and quicker check-in process. Starting 1 April, five Self Service Bag Drop machines commenced operation at Cathay ......read more

6 New Shaza Hotels and expansion plan announced at ATM, AHIC 2016

Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2016:   Independent five-star luxury hotel operator, Shaza Hotels unveiled their forthcoming projects and plans at this year’s editions of the Arabian Travel Market ( ATM; 25th-28thApril) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC; 26th – 28th April). The first hotel chain to infuse Arabian cultures and values in a contemporary and luxurious setting announced the opening of six new hotels across the Middle East between 2016 and 2019 in addition to its existing Shaza Al Madina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  At the Arabian Travel Market, Sheikh Salem bin Ahmed Al Ghazali, Chairman of Golden Group of Companies, and Mr. Salman Al Mohannadi, Chairman of Shaza Hotels also signed an agreement of management for the new ‘Shaza Muscat’ that will comprise of 250 hotel rooms ......read more

Crown Prince of Dubai opens Arabian Travel Market

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, inaugurates ATM 2016; the Middle East’s largest travel and tourism event celebrates 23 years of industry milestones Dubai, UAE, April 26, 2016:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, officially inaugurated Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2016 today, marking the start of the 23rd edition of the show. He was joined by dignitaries including His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group and Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and who embarked on a tour of the exhibition as the four-day industry showcase got underway. ......read more

Elaf Group hosts Moroccan Food Festival at Elaf Jeddah Hotel Red Sea Mall

March 15, 2016- Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company, has organized the Moroccan Food Festival at the Elaf Jeddah Hotel (Red Sea Mall) in Saudi Arabia. Launched under the theme ‘Food Festival that Brings You the Best & Diverse Moroccan Cuisine,’ the event was inaugurated by Abdullah Bakri VP Hotels, Elaf Group in the presence of Elaf’s senior officials like Mohammed Bin Mahfouz, VP Travel & Tourism and Mahfouz Husain CFO. Celebrity chefs Mohammed and Omar have specially been flown from Morocco to join the hotel’s kitchen team to serve a gastronomical feast of authentic, distinctive and flavoursome dishes to the guests. Abdullah Bakri, said: “Following overwhelming response to our Indian Food Festival, we are hosting the Moroccan Food Festival at the Elaf Jeddah Hotel (Red Sea Mall) to ......read more

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Rail Europe appoints Elaf Travel & Tourism as GSA in Saudi Arabia…

December 12, 2016 - Rail Europe, the worldwide leader in train tickets and rail passes' distribution, has expanded its strong sales network across the region by appointing One of the largest & leading Travel & Hospitality conglomerate in Saudi Arabia, Elaf Travel Tourism Company, as their GSA partner. Elaf Group is a leader in travel and tour operations in the kingdom with a history ......read more

Elaf Group concluded tours to key countries in a move to promote Saudi tourism…

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Rehlat Ranks Airlines' with Best In-Flight Food & Beverages…

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Bulgarian Ministry of Tourism appoints new representation office in KSA…

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More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia…

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One&Only welcomes partners to middle east roadshow starting in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia…

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