Millennium Hotels & Resorts Middle East announced the signing of its first Millennium Central property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with Hasaad Real Estate, on stage at the Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC), held in Riyadh from 21-22 January 21-22.
Millennium and Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem, the largest cluster property of Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, has announced the appointment of a new cluster general manager, who is an award-winning general manager with an extensive international experience that extends over 23 year.
Players from the world’s most renowned polo teams, Argentina’s La Dolfina, have contested in the inaugural Desert Polo tournament this month at the breathtaking AlUla UNESCO world heritage site.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the region’s fastest-growing hotel management company, has revealed ambitious development plans for Saudi Arabia with a goal of operating 25 hotels kingdom-wide by 2025.
A delegation of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, headed by Savvas Perdios, deputy minister, visited Saudi Arabia and Dubai on November 18-21.
To sustain its 16-year partnership with Biman Airlines, Elaf Group has recently renewed their contract and will continues to serve as the official General Sales Agent (GSA) of Biman Airlines in the western region of Saudi Arabia.
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Assila Investments to bring its Luxury Collection brand for the first time to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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.