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Articles tagged “saudi arabia”

Business Travel

Saudi Arabia Businesses May Finally Adopt Digital Travel Booking Due to Pandemic

You can't change culture overnight, but there could be opportunities for corporate travel agencies to make their mark — if they're willing to take the kingdom's ambitious modernization plan seriously.

Saudi Arabia Businesses May Finally Adopt Digital Travel Booking Due to Pandemic

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

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
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Tourism

The Future of Luxury Travel Will Be Defined By Smart Tourism

As the world begins to recover from the pandemic’s effects and luxury travel evolves, there’s an opportunity to build new destinations from the ground up that implement cutting-edge technologies to usher in smart tourism and create bespoke experiences from day one.

The Future of Luxury Travel Will Be Defined By Smart Tourism

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

Tourism

Global Hotel Chains Are Keen on $17 Billion Saudi ‘Birthplace’ Mega-Project

Saudi Arabia, hungry for tourism dollars, has several mega-projects underway. Diriyah Gate, a UNESCO site that’s the ancestral home of the Saudi ruling family and will feature 20 hotels, eight museums and a golf course, is one of them. Global chains are taking a close look.

Global Hotel Chains Are Keen on $17 Billion Saudi ‘Birthplace’ Mega-Project

Tourism

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Alongside its planned tourism boom, Saudi Arabia will need a new workforce. And for the first time, it's the Saudis themselves who seem to be warming to the idea of working in the service and hospitality sector.

Hotel Jobs Are Becoming More Appealing to Saudis Looking for Work

Hotels

IHG Expects to Prosper Even If the Global Economy Tanks

A slowdown is coming — we don't know when and it probably won't be at the same scale as 2008 — but it will happen. A bullish IHG claims its business and its model makes it well-placed to ride out the storm.

IHG Expects to Prosper Even If the Global Economy Tanks

Tourism

Saudi Tourist Visa Opens New Doors for Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Since Saudi Arabia introduced a new tourist visa on Sept. 28, the focus has been on what it means for non-Muslim leisure travelers. But the new visa holds a bigger significance for the huge Muslim travel market in Asia and elsewhere.

Saudi Tourist Visa Opens New Doors for Asia’s Muslim Travel Market

Tourism

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained

Businesses can’t resist the opportunities that a new frontier brings. In the case of Saudi Arabia, however, the gamble they take is whether tourists will actually go, given the kingdom’s poor image. The adage "build and they will come" is being tested.

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained

Tourism

Saudi Arabia Drops Requirement for Foreign Tourists Booking Hotels

Many have wondered how Saudi Arabia will lure tourists given its strict local customs. It appears the strategy is simple: —have different rules for tourists than the Kingdom does for locals.

Saudi Arabia Drops Requirement for Foreign Tourists Booking Hotels