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AMAALA, the ultra-luxury development situated along Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast, which is focused on integrated wellness and healthy living, signed a partnership agreement on September 27 with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and Oceanographic Institute.

The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

The strategic partnership will harness the power and expertise of WTTC’s global membership, world class events and 30 years experience in research and strategic policy work to support Saudi Arabia’s ambitious goals and Vision 2030 plan.

According to WTTC’s annual economic impact research data, in 2018 Travel & Tourism directly accounted for three percent of Saudi Arabia’s GDP and supported 0.6 million jobs (five percent of employment).

Saudi Arabia, with a thriving religious tourism sector, is already the largest travel and tourism economy in the Middle East.

Following the news September 27 that Saudi Arabia has introduced reforms to its visa regulations and dress-code restrictions for women to encourage foreign tourists, Richard Thompson, editorial director, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on Saudi Arabia’s tourism market.

Boxing history will be written in the sands of Saudi Arabia as Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua OBE promise the colossal ‘Clash on the Dunes’ will go down as one of the most iconic fights of all time.

Bidfood KSA and Georges MONIN SAS France have announced that for the first time ever Saudi Arabia will host MONIN CUP 2019.

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its second Radisson Collection property in Riyadh and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

M Hotel Makkah by Millennium, a five-star hotel located at the heart of the holy city of Mecca, participated in the opening of a new fitness centre at Al Wahda FC as a sponsor promoting and upholding a healthy lifestyle for youths and new generations.

Makarem Hotels, an award-winning Saudi hotel brand by Dur Hospitality, specialised in serving the holy cities of Saudi Arabia, recently announced the signing of a contract to operate Makarem Sagryah Tower Hotel in Mecca.

flynas, the Saudi national air carrier and a leading low-cost airline in the Middle East, has announced the launch of its new direct international flights between Riyadh and New Delhi, starting from July 01.

The Saudi Arabian Ballooning Federation (SAHAB Federation) headquarters officially launched in AlUla.