Articles tagged “religious travel”

Tourism

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

With a goal to attract 100 million tourists a year by 2030, Saudi Arabia realizes that it will have to promote itself aggressively as a leisure destination. A trillion dollars looks pretty aggressive.

Saudi Arabia to Spend $1 Trillion Over a Decade to Build a Global Tourism Economy

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Global Tourism Efforts Gain Traction But With Locals For Now

Saudi Arabia has unwittingly learned that to open its doors to international leisure travelers, a good start is to first open the hearts of its own local population to discover the country's unique destinations.

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Global Tourism Efforts Gain Traction But With Locals For Now

Airlines

Malaysia Air Wants to Use Its Extra Jumbo Jets for Hajj Pilgrimage Tourism

Don't mistake Malaysia Airlines' long-discussed effort as an act of generosity. The company owns a half-dozen unused superjumbos. Hajj pilgrim flights could help it recoup some of their total purchase price.

Malaysia Air Wants to Use Its Extra Jumbo Jets for Hajj Pilgrimage Tourism

Tourism

Noah’s Ark Replica in Kentucky Will Cost Boatload of Money, $90 Million

Should religious entities get tax breaks for building tourist attractions? No way unless you want to rewrite the Constitution's separation of church and state.

Noah’s Ark Replica in Kentucky Will Cost Boatload of Money, $90 Million

Tourism

Group Building Noah’s Ark Attraction in Kentucky Sells Tickets to Construction Site

When you're charging money to see a theme park get built you've either got 1) a magnificent theme park, or 2) not enough money to build it without tricking some poor people who are gullible enough they'd believe something crazy (like an ark that could fit two of every kind of animal).

Group Building Noah’s Ark Attraction in Kentucky Sells Tickets to Construction Site

Tourism

Saudi Arabia to Relax Tourist Visa Restrictions for Religious Pilgrims

Most of Saudi Arabia's heritage is completely off limits to outsiders. This relaxation, while limited, is still a big step forward for openness.

Tourism

Washington National Cathedral To Begin Charging Tourists $10 Admission Fee

Pray tell, what's going on at the National Cathedral in Washington? You guessed it: While regular patrons who come to pray can get in for free, the tourists will be charged an admission fee starting in 2014. A voluntary donation might have been the way to go, but authorities will reluctantly begin to charge an entry fee.

Washington National Cathedral To Begin Charging Tourists $10 Admission Fee