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Almosafer launches new recruitment programme
September 19, 2019

Almosafer, the leading omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, yesterday celebrated the official launch of “Almosafer Academy”, a 10-week specialised recruitment programme focused on attracting Saudi’s multi-talented youth and shaping a new generation of male and female travel advisors.

The inauguration ceremony was held at a state-of-the-art facility in Riyadh and was attended by senior officials from the company as well as several"...

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Saudi travel firm launches academy to support major expansion plan
September 19, 2019

Almosafer, the Saudi-based travel brand, has launched an academy to shape a new generation of staff to support plans for major expansion in the Gulf kingdom.

The Almosafer Academy will offer a 10-week specialised recruitment programme focused on attracting young Saudis to train as male and female travel advisors.

With"...

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‘Mexican Gastronomic Festival’ at InterContinental Hotel Riyadh
September 18, 2019

RIYADH — September has come again with a new iteration of the Mexican Gastronomic Festival at InterContinental Hotel. This time, it is led by renowned chef Aldo Servin, Executive Chef at “Traspatio Restaurant” in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Tariq Dowidar, Area General Manager for IHG Government Hotels, said he was happy to be able to bring to the Kingdom this cultural experience once more. He added that the festival will take place in Al-Bustan"...

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Peru Brings Craftsmanship and Exclusive Designs to the Region’s Design and Hospitality Sector
September 18, 2019

Peru, one of the most beautiful Latin American nations, exhibits a diverse range of inimitable home décor products with great vision and aesthetic qualities at INDEX Dubai.

The Peruvian pavilion will showcase a balance between innovation and tradition with unique and high-quality decorative items designed to meet the trends and demands of the market. Sustained by Peru's biodiversity,"...

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M Hotel Makkah rewards its guests during the Saudi National Day
September 16, 2019

MAKKAH — M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a 5-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Makkah, offers its guests a generous discount of 50% on suites during the Saudi National Day. This offer comes to conclude a successful Haj and Umrah season and starts a new Hijri year with a mesmerizing experience.

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium has witnessed a very successful Hijri year in terms of occupancy and performance during the last Haj and Umrah"...

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Saudi Arabia takes to social media to promote attractions ahead of landmark tourist visa announcement
September 16, 2019

Saudi Arabia has taken to social media to highlight its potential as a tourist destination ahead of the official launch of its tourist visas later in September.

A video – which uses the hashtag #WhereInTheWorld – has been widely shared on Twitter.

The 30-second long video depicts a number of destinations"...

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Busan to Host the 24th Busan International Film Festival and G-STAR 2019
September 16, 2019

Busan Metropolitan City will host the 24th Busan International Film Festival and G-STAR 2019. 2019 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) will showcase 303 films on 37 screens from October 3 to 12. Game Show & Trade, All-Round ‘G-STAR 2019’, the global game exhibition, will take place at BEXCO, Busan from November 14 to 17. G-STAR 2019 will feature a variety of events including BTC (Business To Consumer) Program, BTB (Business To Business) Program, Global Game Conference, Game Investment Market, Game Industry Job Fair, and Korea Game Award. During the BIFF, 303 films from 85 countries will be shown on 37 screens at 6 theaters including Busan Cinema Center, CGV Centum City, Lotte Cinema Centum City, Megabox Haeundae, Dongseo University Sohyang Theater, and Lotte Cinema Daeyoung. The program includes 150 premieres such as 120 World Premieres (97 feature films and 23 short films), and 30 International Premieres (29 feature films and 1 short film).......

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Dur launches specialized hospitality training school with global standards
September 15, 2019

RIYADH — Dur Hospitality announced the launch of an internal training academy specialized in hospitality disciplines at an event held in the presence of the company’s CEO Sultan Al Otaibi and a number of its senior officials, in addition to a group of notable local and international industry professionals.

In this regard, Dur’s CEO reiterated the importance of this step on a national level and highlighted the company’s pioneering"...

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Saudi Arabia to open doors to tourists before end of 2019
September 14, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG – Saudi Arabia will open its doors to tourists from around the world before the end of this year. This was announced by Ahmed Al Khatib, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH).

He made the remarks while addressing the 23rd session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) here. He heads the Saudi delegation attending the conference, which will conclude on"...

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Kerten to debut The House Hotel brand in ME at Jeddah
September 14, 2019

Specialist mixed-use operator Kerten Hospitality is bringing its award-winning boutique hotel brand – The House Hotel – to the Middle East region for the first time, with The House Hotel Jeddah, part of a dynamic mixed-use destination in the Saudi Arabian city, scheduled to open its doors in Q4.

The one-of-a-kind hospitality project will showcase Kerten’s expertise in creating innovative spaces for working, living and socialising, with"...

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