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Millennium Hotels and Resorts Expands Further in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia With Millennium Madinah Airport
June 21, 2018

Millennium Hotels and Resorts have furthered their expansion into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the opening of Millennium Madinah Airport. Designed to provide pilgrims and visitors a luxurious accommodation in the city, the property features 227 magnificent rooms and is located at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport.

Situated from the center of Al Madinah al-Munawwarah, the “City"...

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Mori Building and teamLab Launch Unprecedented Digital Art Museum
June 21, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless,” an unprecedented digital art museum — jointly created and operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd, a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective — opened today, the two organizers announced.

The digital art museum"...

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Experts warn against negative effect of tourism loans
June 20, 2018

Taking loans for travel and tourism has become a new trend among Saudis as well as expatriates and most of them are unaware of its negative consequences.

“We can understand people taking loans to purchase a car on installment because having a car is one of the essentials of life and it will be with him for a long period,” said an expert.

But taking loans for a 10 or 20-day tourism trip and paying back the money in installments"...

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Saudia operates record 688 flights in 24 hours
June 20, 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has set a record by operating 688 fights in 24 hours with a schedule accuracy of about 86 percent, the national carrier announced.

The company said the record was attained after it launched the biggest operation in its history within its strategy for the summer which began on June 7 and will continue until Sept. 7.

Under this strategy, Saudia will operate more than 56,000 domestic and international flights"...

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Saudi Souq Okaz festival set to become major tourist attraction
June 18, 2018

Saudi Arabia is all set to organize yet another mega cultural event, Souq Okaz, which has all the potential of becoming a major tourist attraction.

The 12th edition of the festival will begin in Taif on June 27 and continue until July 13 under the patronage of King Salman.

It is organized by the Saudi Commission"...

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Geo-tourism plots a path to Saudi Vision 2030
June 17, 2018

Geo-tourism, a niche market with considerable growth prospects sustaining or enhancing the distinctive geographical character of a place — along with its environment, heritage, aesthetics, culture and the well-being of its residents — is in the focus to diversify the tourism sector in the Kingdom, which is undergoing transformation in line with Vision 2030.

Geo-tourism links"...

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Laura Ashley said to eye Saudi Arabia for hotel expansion
June 17, 2018

Laura Ashley, the UK-based brand famous for its fabrics, designs and homeware, is targeting Saudi Arabia as part of an expansion plan for its fledgling hotels business.

Laura Ashley Hotels, which currently operates two properties in its home market, is planning significant domestic and international growth to open up to 100 hotels over the next five years, reported Hotelnewsnow.com.

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Ritz-Carlton hotel crackdown haunts Crown Prince's new Saudi Arabia
June 17, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, where hundreds of rich and once-powerful Saudis were detained in what the government called an anti-corruption campaign, has been a hotel again for four months. Its legacy as a jail, though, runs deep in the new Saudi Arabia.

Billionaires, royals and bureaucrats remain locked up,"...

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Saudi tourism authority to begin Riyadh’s National Museum expansion project
June 13, 2018

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) will start implementing the first phase of developing and expanding the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh over the next two months .
The latest project will be among the biggest, and most modern and advanced museum projects regionally and worldwide.
The museum will be seen in a new concept and its social and cultural roles will aim toward more activity in the community.
New services"...

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Jeddah Summer festival begins on June 25
June 12, 2018

The 20th Jeddah Summer festival kicks off on June 25, offering 50 cultural and entertainment activities, including theater performances, folk art, maritime shows, shopping activities, poetry evenings, and sports events.
The 30-day festival is organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) with the participation of 10 big shopping centers.
During the festival, people will compete for 500 prizes worth SR1 million and draws on various other"...

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