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Tourist arrivals in Jeddah increase by 70%
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 26 January, 2015 9:02 am
The influx of tourists to Jeddah has increased by 70 percent with the festivals and activities drawing huge crowds to the historical city. Hotels and furnished apartments have also recorded an increase of 75 percent as tourists take advantage of online bookings to rent accommodations in...
Enjoy Handpicked Escapes in Villa Rotana
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 25 January, 2015 11:41 am
Situated in the heart of the magnificent city of Dubai, Villa Rotana welcomes you in to a marvelous getaway with an array of luxuries exclusively prepared for you. Our handpicked selection of escape packages offers the ideal break away from it all with the unbeatable benefits that leaves you a real ...
Restoration of Diriyah heritage site ‘on track’
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 23 January, 2015 1:52 am
The Riyadh Development Authority has announced that the rehabilitation of the Diriyah heritage site is on track and would be completed in about two and a half years.“The rehabilitation of Diriyah is being completed with a combination of old and new technology,” a spokesman told Arab News in an...
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 21 January, 2015 12:24 am
The Waldorf Astoria Jeddah - Qasr Al Sharq has been recognised at the World Luxury Hotel Awards by being voted as the Country Winner in the Luxury Hotel category. The honour was announced at the eighth annual World Luxury Hotel Awards that were celebrated at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town,...
Travel tech in focus at ATM as online bookings grow to 31%
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 21 January, 2015 12:19 am
Technology in the travel industry will come into focus at Arabian Travel Market this year, with the four-day event set to highlight tech growth within the industry, as online travel bookings in the MENA region increased by 10% in 2014.According to YouGov data (which surveyed 22,686 online...
Top 10 Most Expensive Hotel Rooms
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 19 January, 2015 2:47 pm
They say that money can’t buy happiness but a stay at these swanky hotels might just prove otherwise. HotelsCombined, the world leader in hotel price comparison presents the world’s most expensive hotel experiences.St Regis Villa – St. Regis Mauritius Resort ($30,000)At the St. Regis...
Air Arabia enters China
Tourism & Hospitality | Monday 19 January, 2015 1:17 pm
Air Arabia will create another piece of history next month when it becomes the first low-cost airline from the Middle East and Africa to enter the Chinese market. Starting on February 10, 2015, the carrier will fly regular non-stop services to Urumqi, the largest city in Western China. Located in...
Fawaz Alhokair Group launches first KidZania branch in Saudi Arabia
Tourism & Hospitality | Friday 16 January, 2015 1:45 pm
Fawaz Alhokair Group celebrated on Friday January 16, 2015 the official opening of the first KidZania in Saudi Arabia, located at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah.KidZania is described as the world's fastest-growing edutainment brand, introducing kids to more than 80 careers in an indoor replica of a...
Tourism & Hospitality | Thursday 15 January, 2015 3:55 pm
-Technology to play a key role in Middle East travel for this year-Travellers will be looking for all-round travel experiences In a media round table hosted by Amuda Goueli, CEO and cofounder of Destinia.com, the online travel agency revealed this year’s trends for the travel industry in the...
Top 5 Maldives hotels
Tourism & Hospitality | Wednesday 14 January, 2015 2:39 pm
The south Indian islands of the Maldives are considered the ultimate in beauty and relaxation. HotelsCombined, the world leader in hotel price comparison presents Maldives’s Top Hotels.5. Shangri La Villingili Resort & SpaSurrounded by lush vegetation and azure waters, Maldives' Shangri La resort ...