VFS TasHeel has launched tourist visa services for guests looking to visit Saudi Arabia at its centres across 30 countries worldwide. The organisation is an authorised visa service provider for the ministry of foreign affairs in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With Saudi Arabia quickly establishing itself as one of the world’s most dynamic new golf markets, this partnership demonstrates the ambition of the kingdom to become a global destination of interest attracting international visitors.
Park Inn by Radisson has welcomed the opening of its second hotel in the holy city of Makkah, located in Aziziyah. The group’s fast-growing Saudi Arabian portfolio now consists of 43 hotels and more than 9,400 rooms in operation and under development.
The Red Sea Development Company has awarded a contract for the construction of a residential village for workers at the destination. After a competitive tender, the contract was awarded in two parts to an ARCCO-Speedhouse joint venture based in the UAE and to Saudi company Al Majal Al Arabi Group.
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.
Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its second Radisson Collection property in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Mansard Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel & Residences brings the group’s portfolio in the kingdom to 43 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments, with more than 10,000 rooms in operation and under development.
The Red Sea Development Company has launched a competition that challenges academics, scientists, engineers and the water industry to come up with new solutions to manage the disposal of brine as a waste product of water desalination.
The Red Sea Development Company has welcomed the entire office team to the western coast of the Red Sea for three days of exploration. The trip provided an opportunity for staff to immerse themselves in the destination, and better understand its unique characteristics, giving a rare insight into the natural beauty of the destination.