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ATM 2018: GCC preparing for sharp increase in Chinese visitors

ATM 2018: GCC preparing for sharp increase in Chinese visitors

Chinese arrivals to the GCC will increase 21 per cent to 2021, rising to 2.5 million visitors annually, according to data released ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. Published by Colliers International, the data predicts Saudi Arabia will experience the highest proportionate increase in arrivals from China, up 35 per cent on 2016 figures.

ATM 2018: Saudi tourism set to outpace regional champions

ATM 2018: Saudi tourism set to outpace regional champions

Recent reforms in Saudi Arabia, not to mention widespread investment in the kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry, will drive growth in the hospitality market of 13.5 per cent compound annual growth rate, according to a new report. That is higher than the established markets in the UAE (10.1 per cent) and Oman (11.8 per cent).

Saxon Hotel to welcome new restaurant, Grei

Saxon Hotel to welcome new restaurant, Grei

The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa has launched its brand new fine-dining restaurant, Grei, under award-winning new head chef, Candice Philip. The Scandinavian-inspired outlet – named after a Portuguese term loosely translated as “a society of people” – will open in place of the former Luke Dale Roberts X Saxon restaurant, following the former chef’s departure in March.