Articles tagged “middle east”

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

From issuing the first tourist visa in September 2019 to the announcement of a free-of-charge four-day stopover transit visa for air travelers, Saudi Arabia has indeed come a long way. And then of course there's the target to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030.

Saudi Arabia Starts Issuing Free 4-Day Stopover Transit Visa

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Bid to Host Expo 2030 Starts With $800 Billion Investment in Riyadh

The Saudi government's enormous investment in Riyadh is just another sign it's sparing no expense in attempts to boost its tourism infrastructure and wean its economy away from oil.

Saudi Arabia’s Bid to Host Expo 2030 Starts With $800 Billion Investment in Riyadh
mark_email_unread

Middle East Travel Roundup

Get the latest news from the Middle East in one easy-to-digest newsletter.

Tourism

Why Is Comedian Kevin Hart Looking to Hire an Ambassador for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island?

If being paid $100,000 for two months is not reason enough, American actor Kevin Hart lists out the reasons why he thinks being hired as Yas Island's ambassador is the "best job in the world."

Why Is Comedian Kevin Hart Looking to Hire an Ambassador for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island?

Hotels

Full Video: Hilton CEO at Skift Global Forum East 2022

Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta praised the Middle East for its commitment to boosting tourism, and he explained at the recent Skift Global Forum East why public-private partnerships are critical in improving tourism infrastructure.

Full Video: Hilton CEO at Skift Global Forum East 2022

Tourism

World Cup Put Qatar in Spotlight, Now Doha Airport Is Key to Future Tourism

The World Cup gave Qatar the opportunity to show the world its possibilities as a tourist destination. Once the World Cup is over, global public attention will scatter and memories will fade. Officials say they'll be happy as a vibrant stopover destination.

World Cup Put Qatar in Spotlight, Now Doha Airport Is Key to Future Tourism

Online Travel

The New Chinese Traveler Won’t Be Receptive to Old Marketing Strategies

If and when outbound Chinese travelers return, they will be a post-pandemic version of their former selves with altered likes and dislikes. Old-school marketing may fall flat.

The New Chinese Traveler Won’t Be Receptive to Old Marketing Strategies

Tourism

Travel Pins Hopes on Sustainability Efforts to Lure New Talent

Human capital is the main driver of the travel and hospitality industry and there needs to be a strategy to attract and train the right talent. Sometimes being greener than your competitors is the edge.

Travel Pins Hopes on Sustainability Efforts to Lure New Talent

Hotels

Hilton’s Premium Preference

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at Hilton’s luxury preference, Celebrity Cruises’ metaverse marketing, and collaboration in the Middle East.

Hilton’s Premium Preference

Tourism

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Even as global hotel development may have slowed down due to serious risks looming over the economy, the hospitality sector's development of Gulf nations remains robust. The nations realize offering choice is essential for people to visit a destination.

Gulf Region Boasts 170,000 Hotel Rooms in Active Development Pipeline

Announcements

3 Themes We Will Discuss at Skift Global Forum East

There are great lessons to be learned from the growth of Dubai and we want you front and center as industry leaders share their view on the big opportunities and challenges ahead at our inaugural forum in the region.

3 Themes We Will Discuss at Skift Global Forum East