Articles tagged “hajj”

Online Travel

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

The Middle East focus is surely helping Wego go places, but CEO Ross Veitch has bigger plans.

Wego CEO Sets Ambitious Goal to Be the First Travel Unicorn in Middle East

News Blog

Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund to Pick 30 Percent Stake in Almosafer

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund has proposed to acquire a 30 percent stake in Riyadh-based travel firm Almosafer — a subsidiary of Seera Group — for $412 million. As part of the pact, Seera’s destination management company — Discover Saudi and its Hajj and Umrah travel operator — Mawasim will fall under Almosafer. The Seera Group,…

Tourism

Saudi Arabia May Close Borders to Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for the Second Time

There's still time until July 17 for the kingdom to make the call, but with uncertainty around the new Covid variants, it would be unwise.

Saudi Arabia May Close Borders to Overseas Hajj Pilgrims for the Second Time

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Won’t Allow Overseas Visitors to Attend Hajj

Saudi Arabia has erred on the side of caution for this year's hajj — the first time in modern history that Muslims from around the world will be unable to make the religious pilgrimage.

Saudi Arabia Won’t Allow Overseas Visitors to Attend Hajj

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Invests $4 Billion Into Tourism Development

Even during what is perhaps the worst crisis for global tourism in modern times, Saudi Arabia is redoubling its efforts to become a world class tourism destination.

Saudi Arabia Invests $4 Billion Into Tourism Development

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Suspends Mecca Pilgrimages Amid Virus Fears

The precautionary measure to limit entry to Islam’s holiest sites is a wise move on Saudi Arabia’s part, but this would mean a major hit on Umrah travel agents worldwide.

Saudi Arabia Suspends Mecca Pilgrimages Amid Virus Fears

Airlines

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos

Once seen as the future of the airline industry, the A380 is now on life support. Airlines are going to have to come up with creative ways to make it viable.

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos