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Saudi Tourism goes to UK

Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has opened a commercial office for the UK and Ireland as part of its strategy to engage the tourism trade in key source markets and raise awareness of Saudi

IndiGo goes to Dammam

In a bid to expand its international operations and strengthens its presence in the Middle East, IndiGo has announced the launch of Dammam as its 24th international and 87th overall…

Destination Riyadh on SpiceJet now

SpiceJet launched eight new non-stop international flights from the country’s busiest metros of Mumbai and Delhi. The airline is the first Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) to connect Mumbai…

HMH targets the Saudi market

In keeping with its strategy to prioritize expansion in GCC, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings is aggressively targeting opportunities in KSA. Laurent A Voivenel, CEO of HMH said:…

flynas lands in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airports recently welcomed flynas’ inaugural flight from Riyadh. The airline commenced its new service with a direct flight, five times per week. Eng Ahmad Al Haddabi, chief…

HMH signs up with Alfursan

HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings recently joined Alfursan. Laurent A Voivenel, CEO of HMH, said: “The partnership with Alfursan, the loyalty program of Saudia Airlines will see…

Air Arabia connects Tabuk

In a bid to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia, Air Arabia recently announced the launch of regular services to Tabuk. This new connection would be the airline’s 13th destination in…

New Hyatt hotels for KSA

Hyatt Hotels has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement for a Hyatt Place hotel and a Hyatt House hotel in Jeddah, KSA.  The hotels will be within one mile of each…

JTTX kicks off in KSA

The three-day Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (JTTX) recently kicked off in Saudi Arabia. The event is seen to boost the city's economy. The exhibition was…

flydubai connects Nejran

flydubai recently launched its inaugural flight to Nejran marking the start of a direct link from the region. The inaugural flight was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute.…

Gulf Air expands in KSA

Gulf Air is fast preparing for its launch of direct operations to Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport (Gassim) and Ta’if Regional Airport (Taif). The new services recently…

Smartphone app from flynas

In a bid to get more tech-savvy, flynas launched the initial version of its application for IOS and Android smart devices. The new application will enable passengers to book tickets and…

HMH expands its KSA presence

In an effort to expand its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, HMH – Hospitality Management Holdings has recently entered into a management agreement with Mobarak Hotels Group for…

Rotana to expand in KSA

Rotana Hotels have announced their intent to expand and open six new hotels in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al-Khobar and Dammam. The new hotels are a key part of Rotana's expansion and development…

Accor expands in Jeddah

Accor Hotel Services Middle East is set to open three more hotels in Jeddah by the end of 2018, under the Novotel, Ibis and Adagio brands. The operator has signed management agreements…

Accor expands KSA presence

In a strategic move to expand its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Accor HotelServices Middle East recently inked management agreements with Alesayi Group. The agreement was…

KSA gets more Accor brands

Accor HotelServices Middle East has signed management agreements with the Alesayi Group to operate two new Adagio Aparthotel properties in Saudi Arabia. The 200-unit Adagio Aparthotel…

Boost for KSA, Egypt travel

In a bid to enhance tourism between the two countries of Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Al Tayyar Travel Group inked a collaboration agreement with Al Hanouf Company. The agreement was signed…

flynas connects Abha

As part of its strategic expansion plan, flynas will soon commence a daily flight between Jeddah and Abha. The new service is scheduled to take off from 15 April 2014. Wael Al Sarhan,…

Omran introduces ‘Atana’

Omran recently introduced its 'Atana' brand, a first of its kind Omani hotel brand that blends local tradition with contemporary culture. Atana is a four star hotel and resort operator.…

flydubai lands in Hofuf

flydubai’s flight FZ897 has landed in Hofuf marking the start of the first direct link between the city and Dubai. The inaugural flight had Hamad Obaidalla, flydubai’s chief…

flydubai adds Hofuf in KSA

flydubai is extending its reach into the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a new connection. The airline has recently announced the launch of flights to Hofuf. The new…

Anthony Worrall

How the year has been panned out for the Crowne Plaza London – The City? The year has been good so far. However, it is important to highlight that our owner is the Galadari family,…

flydubai to connect Medina

flydubai will begin operating flights to Medina on 25 July 2013. Flights to Medina will operate between Terminal 2 of Dubai International and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport in Medina.…