Sunday 4 December 2022

Saudi investment in tourism ‘to benefit whole region’

The massive investments Saudi Arabia is making in tourism infrastructure is aimed at benefiting the whole region, said Saudi Tourism Authority CEO Fahd Hamidaddin, in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest. “I think this is a regional play, whatever Saudi is doing is n


Diriyah Gate to open new Time Out Market at lifestyle destination

Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA), responsible for developing the kingdom’s foremost cultural and heritage destination, Diriyah, in Riyadh, said it has signed a management agreement with Time Out Group, the global media and hospitality business, to open a new Time Out Market at


Longi delivers key solar modules for Red Sea project

Longi, one of the world's leading solar technology companies, said it has completed the delivery of 406MW of its bifacial Hi-MO 5 modules for Saudi Arabia's Red Sea Project, the world's most ambitious regenerative tourism project.   During an event t


Etihad Airways launches digital booklet on UAE heritage

Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, has collaborated with creative Emiratis to launch a digital booklet highlighting the country's legacy, culture, and promising future vision on the occasion of the UAE National Day. The project emphasises the principles and valu


Global cities’ sector recovery well underway: WTTC

Cities are recovering around the world, this year and will continue to grow and thrive over the next decade, said Julia Simpson, President & CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) at the Global Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. “Before the pandemic, cities w


UNWTO, Morocco back 10,000 tourism MSMEs to go digital

UNWTO has partnered with Morocco against the backdrop of its Executive Council in Marrakesh, outlining plans to support 10,000 Moroccan micro, small and medium-enterprises (MSMEs) to benefit from digitalization. The joint action plan, developed alongside the Moroccan Ministry of


Saudi Arabia’s STGC launches sustainable travel awards

Riyadh-based Sustainable Tourism Global Center (STGC) has launched its first global awards, the “Sustainable Travel Awards”, to recognize individuals and organizations that address climate change, protect nature and support communities.   In total there will be 10


Saudi TDF teams up with Ennismore, Al Rajhi for lifestyle projects

Saudi Arabia's Tourism Development Fund (TDF) has entered into a tripartite partnership with Ennismore, one of the fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality companies in the world, and Al Rajhi Capital, one of the leading asset managers in Saudi Arabia, to develop 'exciting' lifestyle


Foster+Partners wins contest to masterplan mega Riyadh airport

Leading architectural firm Foster+Partners said it has won a competition to design the masterplan for King Salman International Airport, one of the world’s largest airports spread over a 57-sq-km area in Riyadh, featuring a host of facilities.  


At-Turaif to open year-long season on December 4

At-Turaif, the Unesco World Heritage site, the original home of the Al Saud family, and the seat of governance of the First Saudi State, opens its doors to the public for the first time on December 4, 2022. The opening season will include a vibrant public program of events, perfo

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