Under the plans the company will conduct a study to build the world’s longest test and certification hyperloop track, as well as a research and development centre and hyperloop manufacturing facility north of Jeddah.
His excellency Ahmad bin Aqil Al-Khatib has been appointed chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage. Al-Khateeb, who stepped into the role at the start of the year, has been handed the task of promoting Vision 2030, an ambitious scheme to diversify the destination away from oil revenue.
The Croatian National Tourist Board has announced a six per cent increase in visitor arrivals for the first half of the year. June itself saw a ten percent increase in arrivals and an eight percent increase in overnight stays when compared to June 2018.
Wizz Air will launch a new service between Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Chișinău, the capital city of Moldova. Flights will begin on December 20th and will operate on Mondays and Fridays.
Tourists visiting Dubai can now purchase their own alcohol for the first time. Visitors may now consume their own drinks after obtaining a 30-day licence issued to them free of cost.
Seats that will allow the public to view Expo 2020 Dubai’s construction site for the first time as it nears completion, have all been sold-out within hours of being made available.
Some of Britain’s biggest travel companies have finished at the bottom of Which?’s annual package holiday provider rankings – performing poorly on criteria including value for money, organisation and quality of reps in their resorts.
The Star Alliance carrier, which flew more than 12.5 million passengers in 2018, currently flies to 65 global destinations, including 11 in North America and 50 in Asia and Oceania.
Nasdaq Dubai has welcomed the listing of a US$1 billion Sukuk, and a US$300 million conventional bond from global trade enabler DP World.
Qatar Airways will launch a new service to Gaborone, Botswana, on October 27th. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country.
easyJet will welcome more than 312,000 passengers, travelling on 1,970 flights across its network, this Friday as the school holidays start. In the UK alone, over 100,000 passengers are set to fly to or from easyJet’s UK airports on 600 flights with Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante topping the list of favourite sunshine destinations this summer.
The Red Sea Development Company has awarded a contract to Archirodon, a global leader in marine infrastructure projects, for the construction of key enabling works at the 28,000 square kilometre destination.