Articles tagged “umrah”

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

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

Raini Hamdi, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained

Saudi Arabia’s New Tourism Frontier Explained

Raini Hamdi, Skift

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.

4 months ago

WebBeds, Agoda Rush to Serve New Generation of Muslim Pilgrims to Saudi

WebBeds, Agoda Rush to Serve New Generation of Muslim Pilgrims to Saudi

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Saudi Arabia is expanding its infrastructure to support 15 million Umrah visitors a year by 2020, and 30 million by 2030. WebBeds and Agoda are two major Asian players that are jostling for position in the promising niche.

7 months ago

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos

Malaysia Air Finds a New Use for Its Surplus Superjumbos

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

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.

2 years ago