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Four Seasons Announces 2021 Itineraries Aboard All-New Private Jet
July 18, 2019

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced four exclusive journeys available for guests jetting off in 2021 on its new custom-built aircraft.

Featuring two newly crafted itineraries, the Four Seasons Private Jet will touch down for the first time in Angkor Wat, Mexico City, Easter Island and Athens, among an enviable list of locales. Wherever the new state-of-the-art private jet visits,"...

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Our Toy Stories @ Harbour City
July 16, 2019

While Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is hitting the big screens around the world this summer, Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, is joining forces with Disney to bring the movie to life from now till 4 August, 2019! Inspired by the movie, Harbour City has transformed into a “Toy Story” themed carnival with different games and challenges at Ocean Terminal Forecourt next to Star Ferry Pier and Ocean Terminal Deck with"...

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Largest voco in the world to rise in Makkah soon
July 14, 2019

RIYADH — IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is continuing to expand its footprint across Saudi Arabia with the signing of voco Makkah in partnership with Maad International, among the Kingdom’s largest hospitality real estate development companies. The property will be the largest voco in the world, when operational in early 2020, and it will cater to the growing number of religious tourists in KSA."...

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M Hotel Downtown by Millennium awarded Certificate of Excellence
July 11, 2019

DUBAI – M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, situated at the heart of Downtown Dubai, has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor for consistently excellent service reviews.

The whole 2019 saw the M Hotel constantly earning great reviews by travelers of the world’s largest travel site being one of the finest hotels in the heart of Dubai with spectacular views of the iconic city of Dubai and offering business, shopping, cultural"...

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Shangri-La Hotels eyes Saudi expansion and resort properties
July 11, 2019

Shangri-La Hotels is examining a number of opportunities in Saudi Arabia, including resort-style properties on the Red Sea as part of an ambitious expansion drive in the Gulf, according to John Northen, the firm’s executive vice president for the Middle East, India and the Indian Ocean.

Shangri-La already has plans to open a property in Jeddah in 2020, a 65-storey tower that will"...

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Saudi boom from pilgrims, leisure and business visitors
July 10, 2019

LONDON: Saudi hotels are expected to benefit from an upswing in tourism, driven by pilgrims as well as leisure and business visitors, according to bookings website Expedia.

Travelers from the US, UAE and UK topped the list for travel demand into the Kingdom in 2018, the company said. The US saw more than 110 percent year-on-year growth in demand compared to the same period in 2017 with"...

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GACA takes part in 1440 ‘Makkah Road’ initiative
July 9, 2019

JEDDAH — The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) is participating in the Makkah Road initiative for the 1440 Haj season, by facilitating all of the Guests of Al Rahman Procedures and by reducing their processing time. The countries that are included in the initiative are Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Tunisia.

GACA’s role in this intuitive includes: allocating halls for the reception of pilgrims arriving from their points"...

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Inresto launched in Saudi Arabia
July 8, 2019

JEDDAH — AIM, a leading restaurant consultancy & marketing company in Saudi Arabia, signed a partnership deal with India’s largest dining out platform Inresto by Dineout, which is owned by Times Internet Limited - India’s leading digital products company and the digital venture of the Times Group, India’s largest media and entertainment group.

The event took place at The Ritz Carlton, Jeddah recently.

Through"...

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Saudi festival seasons for Taif and Al-Soudah launched at the double
July 7, 2019

RIYADH: Organizers of a major Saudi initiative aimed at boosting tourism through a nationwide program of festivals are to launch two simultaneous seasons of events for August.

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) announced it would run the Taif and Al-Soudah seasons in the Asir region in tandem next month.

The"...

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X Jeddah festival offers unique experience
July 6, 2019

RIYADH: The X Jeddah festival, currently being held at the Jeddah Waterfront, comprises a variety of free multicultural activities and events, ranging from musical performances to performing arts, comedy segments to virtual reality games, as well as shopping, cafes and exceptional dining experiences.
It is held throughout the day, while guests can enjoy worldwide touring shows all along the Waterfront from 5 p.m. until midnight.
For theater lovers, X"...

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