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A Lasting New Year’s Resolution with British Airways
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 2:00 am
A survey commissioned by British Airways revealed that 31 per cent of residents of Saudi Arabia travelled long-haul only once over a period of twelve months. To encourage people who have made the New Year’s resolution to travel more frequently, British Airways is launching special fares to the...
 Professional Chefs, Pastry Chefs, Cooks and Bakers Compete for Top Honours at Gulfood’s Salon Culinaire
Tourism & Hospitality | Tuesday 10 February, 2015 1:30 am
As the landmark 20th anniversary edition of Gulfood - the world’s largest annual food and hospitality trade show -opened to huge crowds on Sunday, 1,300 professional chefs showcased their culinary skills at the Emirates International Salon Culinaire in association with Emirates Culinary Guild. ...
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 9 February, 2015 2:54 pm
The countdown is on as InterContinental Dubai Marina, one of the emirate’s most eagerly anticipated hotels, confirms it will open its doors in May 2015.Refreshing Dubai Marina’s hotel scene, the 328-key five-star hotel will present a modern, urban style, and is set to become the place to be and ...
Home to Sweet Dates - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion at Global Village
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 9 February, 2015 2:39 pm
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a much sought after pavilion in Global Village. It is designed as the sacred Al Haram mosque – or Grand Mosque - in the city of Mekka, giving the façade of the KSA pavilion, a holy and divine feel.As one of the largest pavilions in Global Village, KSA offers a wide ...
flynas to continue its track record Paul Byrne -- CEO, flynas
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:03 pm
flynas , Saudi Arabia's first and only budget airline that sets a new standard of efficiency for low cost travel in the region, promises to sustain the lowest fares, on-time flights and friendly service that it had done in the past year, the airline's new CEO said.Paul Byrne who took the helm in...
SCTA moves to protect archaeological, heritage sites
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:48 am
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has warned citizens and residents against harming or looting any archaeological site in the country, including those located at sea, as part of their efforts to protect national heritage digs and buildings.In a bid to prevent archaeological...
Halal tourism becoming popular
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 8 February, 2015 7:45 am
A number of tourist companies offer programs and websites to familiarize tourist locations where halal products are available. They are meant to help Muslim families, who are averse to pork and alcohol while traveling in different parts of the world, without compromising their religious beliefs and ...
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort lines up Chinese New Year celebrations
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 8 February, 2015 12:15 am
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, Morocco’s leading resort, has lined up huge celebrations for the Chinese New Year (CNY) from February 16 to 22, as part of a strategy to boost footfall of Chinese tour groups, ahead of Morroco’s plans to lift visa requirements for Chinese tourists and allowing...
Deadline for STEA nomination extended
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:43 pm
The Saudi Commission on Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) recently announced that the deadline for nominations for the 5th Saudi Tourism Excellence Awards (STEA) has been extended to Feb 25.STEA is a platform launched in 2010 to acknowledge Saudi Arabia's tourism industry’s excellence, as it...
Government steps up efforts to boost tourism
Tourism & Hospitality | Saturday 7 February, 2015 2:32 pm
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan bin Salman recently headed a KSA delegation to the first UN conference on tourism and culture in Cambodia, where he sought to build partnerships to boost the Kingdom's tourism sector.Saudi Arabia was also represented by the ...