Saudi Arabia remains on track to reach its ambitious target of welcoming 100 million guests annually by 2030, according to the chief executive of the Saudi Tourism Authority.
Khalid Al-Falih, minister of investment for the country, told attendees at the Future Hospitality Summit that the tourism sector in Saudi was poised for sustained growth.
John Pagano, chief executive of the Red Sea Development Company, has argued tourism has a vital part to play in the future of Saudi Arabia during the Future Hospitality Summit in Riyadh.
Nakheel Malls has official broken the record for the largest fountain in the world. Guinness World Records recognised the Palm Fountain in Dubai as covering 7,327 metres squared during an opening ceremony earlier.
Virgin Atlantic will relaunch flights to Antigua and Grenada on Monday. The services will join the four weekly flights to Barbados and twice weekly flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
In perhaps the best piece of news for the UK hospitality industry in several weeks, the Canary Islands have been added to the quarantine safe list.
The Scottish Beer & Pub Association, Scottish Licensed Trade Association, UKHospitality (Scotland), Scottish Hospitality Group and Night Time Industries Association Scotland have joined forces.
Authorities say they have recognised there are a number of regular visitors, mainly from European countries, who usually visit the country for long periods of time during the summer season.
The travel and leisure sector has issued more profit warnings than any other FTSE sector in 2020, according to the latest quarterly analysis of UK profit warnings from EY.
Topping the list of free attractions in England was the British Museum, with 6.2 million visitors, followed by the Tate Modern and the National Gallery.
The Red Sea Development Company has awarded a contract to the Helicopter Company in Riyadh for the provision and operation of an AW139 helicopter.
Dubai has unveiled a new scheme for professionals working remotely due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It enables people to work remotely from the emirate while continuing their employment.