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Riyada to develop Ramada hotel in Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group, the hotel giant with an unmatched global presence of more than 8,100 hotels in 79 countries, has announced Riyada International Hotels & Resorts, master franchisor of the Ramada brand in the Saudi Arabia, and Concept Towers Real Estate Limited, have agreed to develop a brand-new Ramada hotel centrally located in Riyadh.

The 189-room Ramada Riyadh King Fahd Road will become the 11th Ramada in the country, and the 18th hotel under"...

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VFS opens India visa centre in Jubail, Saudi Arabia
October 16, 2017

The Embassy of India in Riyadh, along with the Consulate General of India in Jeddah and VFS Global, has opened a new India passport and visa application centre in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

The new initiative is aimed at offering enhanced services, facilities and benefits to residents of Jubail and Indian citizens residing in and around the city.

The centre was inaugurated today (October 15) by Ahmed Javed, Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia,"...

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Violators of Saudi tourism regulations to be named and shamed
October 14, 2017

The Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) welcomed the decree issued following Cabinet session stating that violators of tourism regulations would be named and shamed in the future.
The director-general of the legal department at SCTH, Obaid bin Abdulrahman Malhan, noted the importance of applying this decree, stating that it would help improve service providers’ compliance with the regulations and help protect honest investors....

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The 2017 World Branding Awards sees 245 Winners from 32 Countries Awarded at Kensington Palace
October 13, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- The fourth edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards saw 245 brands from 32 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a glittering ceremony held in the main entrance and Orangery at Kensington Palace today.

Global tier winners included Apple, Beijing Tong Ren Tang, BMW, Cartier, Club Med, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Google,"...

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Revamping the Icon - Sheraton Warsaw Hotel Undergoes Major Renovation
October 13, 2017

(AETOS Wire)-- Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR), today announced the completion of the renovation of Sheraton Warsaw – the icon and flagship hotel for the brand in Poland. The renovation, which included all guest rooms and Sheraton Club Lounge, was led by London-based designer Alex Kravetz and draws on the property’s heritage and prestigious location on the corner of Three Crosses Square overlooking The Ujazdowski Park. Sheraton Warsaw offers 350 spacious rooms and suites, each of them beautifully transformed by Alex Kravetz who has created a truly residential look appealing to business people, high ranking diplomats and leisure travelers. The interiors offer a series of well-connected spaces where business and pleasure seamlessly combine. The rooms feature elements inspired by high-end residential projects such as multilevel soft lighting, luxurious fabrics and high-quality textures and finishes. Custom-designed......

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Centro Waha Riyadh Hotel Opens
October 12, 2017

Rotana has announced the opening of the Centro Waha Riyadh Hotel. This is the second hospitality project to be developed with the sharia compliant SHUAA Saudi Hospitality Fund I and under the Centro by Rotana brand in the Saudi market.

The new hotel includes 290 rooms, studios and hotel suites, all designed and furnished in an elegant, contemporary style ensuring that guests are provided"...

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Marine tourism needs investment boost
October 12, 2017

Prince Abdullah Al-Saud, head of the tourism and entertainment committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), attributed the lack of investment in marine tourism to old regulations imposed by the Saudi Boarder Guards.

“These outdated bylaws tend to disrupt investment in this sector,” Prince Abdullah told the Jeddah Tourism and Entertainment Forum on Wednesday.

Prince Abdullah expressed his disappointment at"...

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Tourism specialists, investors to discuss Saudi opportunities
October 7, 2017

The Forum for Entertainment and Tourism … New Horizons will begin in Jeddah on Monday, under the patronage of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the king’s adviser and Makkah governor.
More than 30 prominent tourism specialists, investors and decision makers will take part in the three-day forum at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel.
Prince Abdullah bin Saud, chairman of the Tourism and Leisure Committee, and the chairman of the forum, spoke about addressing"...

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Jeddah entertainment and tourism forum will usher in new horizons
October 4, 2017

A press conference was held at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce on Monday to discuss details of the tourism and entertainment forum in Jeddah that begin on Oct. 9.
The press meeting was attended by Prince Abdullah bin Saud, chairman of the Tourism and Leisure Committee and the chairman of the forum; the secretary-general of the chamber, Hassan bin Ibrahim Dahlan; the director general of the General Authority of Tourism in the Makkah region,Mohammed bin Abdullah"...

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Richard Branson to invest in Saudi Arabia tourism project
October 3, 2017

Richard Branson has committed to investing in a luxury tourism project in Saudi Arabia, aiming to transform a stretch of the Red Sea coast into a hub for high-end holidaymakers.

The Virgin boss is the first non-Saudi investor to commit to the Red Sea Project and nearby Al Ola/Madain Saleh site for the development of tourism,"...

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