Wednesday 13 November 2019

Saudi tourism sector 'poised for fast-paced growth'

Saudi Arabia is making significant gains in inbound and domestic travel that complements the already lucrative outbound travel segment,  to emerge as one of the world’s fastest growing and leading tourism destinations.    In line with these signi


St. Regis Saadiya wins top awards

The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, has recently won multiple industry awards for its spa and golfing facilties.   Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, the first of its kind in the region, continued to demonstrate its exce


Standard International debuts Maldives resort with special offer

Standard International, the parent company of The Standard, an American hotel brand, is marking the opening of The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives with an enticing opening package for first guests.   With 115 stunning private pool villas, The Standard, Huruvalhi Ma


New park president named for Six Flags Qiddiya

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, has announced that Brian Machamer has been named park president of Six Flags Qiddiya, Saudi Arabia.   The first Si


Intelak calls on Emiratis for innovation in travel

Intelak, the industry-focused incubator program for the aviation, travel and tourism sectors, is calling on UAE nationals with innovative business ideas that make travel simpler, better, or more exciting. The company is calling for applications for the Idea Lab programme by Novem


Dubai to host top superyacht summit

Top superyacht marinas developers, superyacht builders, experts and enthusiasts will gather in Dubai in March to discuss the impact of superyacht marina developments on lifestyle and tourism.   The third edition of The International Superyacht Summit, which will


RAK to host Hotel Investors’ Summit in 2020

The Gulf and Indian Ocean Hotel Investors’ Summit (GIOHIS) in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said that the emirate will host the summit in 2020. GIOHIS 2020 is scheduled to be held at Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Centre


Emirates to fly 6,500 passengers for Dubai Amway meet

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has partnered with Amway, the world’s largest direct selling business, on the latter’s APAC Leadership Seminar 2019 taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) on December 13. Emirates will play a vita


Air Arabia Q3 net profit soars 57pc to top record $128m

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier, registered a record net profit of Dh471 million ($128.2 million) for the third quarter (Q3) of the year, an increase of 57 per cent compared to the Dh300 million reported for the same period last year. The company’s turnover for the t


First voco hotel opens in Saudi Arabia

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the 5-star voco Riyadh, the first voco hotel in Saudi Arabia’s capital in partnership with Saudi-based developer Wasata Al Wosta Real Estate. The 5 star flagship property in th

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