For the first time, a Saudi delegation attended the Phocuswright Conference – one of the industry’s leading travel and technology forums in Florida, to showcase Saudi’s tourism offering and the scale of opportunities for US partners.
The first CARICOM summit in Riyadh included 14 heads of government from the Caribbean, who met with the Saudi Crown Prince and Prime Minister HRH Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud and his cabinet ministers as well as leading private sector leaders. Caribbean & Saudi Arabia made history at the first CARICOM meeting in the Kingdom. Caribbean nations’ main export is tourism, and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is to transform the Kingdom from oil dependency. Tourism plays a major role, and hosting World EXPO 2030 in Riyadh is high on the wish list, and the support by Caribbean nations were welcomed in support of Riyadh as a venue.
IHG Hotels & Resorts, a global hotel company, has signed an agreement with Al Jumaiah Group to introduce Holiday Inn & Suites Taif and Staybridge Suites Taif in Taif, Saudi Arabia. These two properties are set to open in Q4 2025 and will mark the debut of the Holiday Inn & Suites and Staybridge Suites brands in the city.
The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, a prestigious brand within Marriott Bonvoy’s extensive portfolio, has officially opened The St. Regis Riyadh, marking Marriott International’s 500th luxury property across the globe. This opulent addition brings the St. Regis brand’s renowned traditions and signature attributes to Saudi Arabia’s capital city, offering guests a modern perspective on luxury, bespoke service, sophisticated dining, and avant-garde design.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s fastest-growing tourism destination, has concluded its most successful international trade show to date by showcasing endless tourism opportunities and long-lasting, strategic partnerships at the World Travel Market (WTM) London which took place last week.
The next chapter for the skies has arrived as Riyadh Air, Saudi Arabia’s new world-class airline wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) set to take off in 2025, unveiled the second of its permanent dual-livery designs at the Dubai Airshow 2023.
Today, the 100% PIF-owned company Cruise Saudi has announced that it has appointed marine catering architects, DL SERVICES, to develop premium catering spaces for Cruise Saudi’s new cruise line AROYA Cruises
Research released today confirms that the strong performance from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates is behind the Middle East tourism industry’s full recovery from the pandemic. The WTM Global Travel Report, in association with Tourism Economics, is published to mark the opening of this year’s WTM London, the world’s most influential travel and tourism event.