Articles tagged “religious travel”

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

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

Elffie Chew and Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Dylan Lovnan , Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Associated Press

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).

4 years ago

Saudi Arabia to Relax Tourist Visa Restrictions for Religious Pilgrims

AllArabianBusiness.com Staff, HotelierMiddleEast.com

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

5 years ago

Washington National Cathedral To Begin Charging Tourists $10 Admission Fee

Washington National Cathedral To Begin Charging Tourists $10 Admission Fee

Brett Zongker , Associated Press

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.

5 years ago