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Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

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Breaking Travel News talks to Jaan Albrecht, the newly appointed chief executive of Saudi Arabian Airlines, about his ambitious plans to grow the carrier. Also on the agenda is the significance of aviation to the Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 – the plan to diversify the economy about from oil and expand the tourism sector.

Radisson Blu Residence opens in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Radisson Blu Residence opens in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

18 February 2017 Hotel News

The Rezidor Hotel Group is introducing its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing the brand to Saudi Arabia for the first time. With 92 stylish and sophisticated apartments, a restaurant and a gym, guests will find everything they need to feel at home at the Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran.

Hajj demand places Saudi tourism on upward trajectory

Hajj demand places Saudi tourism on upward trajectory

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that the Hajj represents a major tourism opportunity for both domestic and international stakeholders, particularly hotel groups and tour operators, as over two million pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia in September to visit Islam’s holiest site in Mecca.

Rotana welcomes Centro brand to Saudi Arabia

Rotana welcomes Centro brand to Saudi Arabia

13 October 2016 Hotel News

Rotana has officially announced the opening of Centro Shaheen Jeddah, the group’s first property under the “Centro by Rotana” brand to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SHUAA Capital is the Fund Manager and Developer of this joint project.Located on Madinah Road, just 20 minutes away from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Centro Shaheen offers 252 contemporary designed rooms and studios with stylish bathrooms, the latest technology and in-room entertainment options.

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 787 on Riyadh route

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 787 on Riyadh route

2 October 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from October 30th. The upgrade from a single aisle Airbus A321 aircraft will cater to strong demand to and from the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offering guests more seats on a wide-body aircraft.