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Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute USD70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP for this year, according to data from the World Travel and Tourism Council, as exhibitors prepare to showcase what the Kingdom has to offer at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from April 28 – 1 May 01.

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.R.H. Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdul Aziz, governor, Jeddah, attended the official opening of The Hotel Galleria By Elaf, in the presence of a number of dignitaries.

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality today announced the opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter.

British Airways (BA) has announced it will fly from Heathrow to global business hub, Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 01.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the entry of the Hyatt House brand into the Middle Eastern market with the opening of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Bander Al-Mohanna, CEO, flynas, revealed that the airline has carried about 6,6 million passengers on 60,000 domestic and international flights during 2018, noting that the increase in the number of passengers is a result of the increasing number of flights and destinations in line with flynas’ expansion plans to meet its passengers’ needs.

Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with a generous allocation of SAR33 billion (USD8.8 billion) for the energy, industry, mining and logistics sectors in its recently announced budget for this year.

Elaf Group recently organised a series of promotional tours to several countries recently as part of its commitment to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts to increase tourism in the country, which aims to attract more than 30 million pilgrims by 2030.

The Ad Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) hosted the ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix, the Middle East’s first ever ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the Season 5 opening race.