Etihad Airways has announced a fourth daily flight on its route from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The move will take effect on December 8th.
Speaking to Breaking Travel News in London, Fahd Hamidaddin, chief of investment, strategy and tourism marketing at the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage, tells us how a recent change in visa regulations will impact on demand for the country. With a series of new investments also reaching fruition, it is an exciting time for the hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia.
Kempinski Hotels has announced a new luxury project in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. A signing ceremony with partner, Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction Company, took place at Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai.
Saudi Arabia is opening its doors to international visitors for the first time. The conservative Middle Eastern kingdom has unveiled plans for a new visa regime for 49 countries, while also relaxing strict dresscodes for female visitors.
Jay Rosen, head of finance and investments for the Red Sea Development Company, tells Breaking Travel News about the huge hospitality opportunities currently on offer in Saudi Arabia. With as many as 50 hotels planned for the site in the coming decade, he tells us the giga-project represents a once-in-a-lifetime prospect for hotel investors.