Saudi Arabia Tourism News

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for The Red Sea development

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for The Red Sea development

1 August 2017 Videos

His royal highness Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, crown prince and deputy prime minister of Saudi Arabia, and chairman of the Public Investment Fund, has announced the launch of an international tourism project called The Red Sea.

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

Jaan Albrecht, chief executive, Saudi Arabian Airlines

2 May 2017 Videos

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.