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Aiming to expand its offering in the GCC region, Etihad Holidays, Etihad Airway’s holiday division and a part of Hala Group, has recently launched operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, offering a wide range of package holiday options.

Strengthening the ties with its key travel trade stakeholders in Saudi Arabia, Gulf Air has hosted a networking event in Dammam, to provide information on the company’s latest developments, as well as expressing appreciation of the partners’ longstanding support.

On June 08, Adelaide Oval will host 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between Australia and Saudi Arabia.

STR’s May 2017 Pipeline Report revealed that 159,711 keys in 581 hotel projects were under contract in the Middle East, a 3.8 percent year-on-year increase in the number of rooms in the construction or planning stages.

The annual King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival, organised by Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) in cooperation with the King Abdul Aziz Dara, was successfully concluded in Al Sayaheed.

Ahead of its 14th consecutive year of attendance at Arabian Travel Market, Sri Lanka Tourism highlighted the importance of the Middle Eastern market, which accounts for around seven to eight percent of all arrivals.

H.E. Yehia Rashed, minister of tourism, Egypt, revealed that Arab countries represent the strongest source market for Egypt tourism, accounting for 36.3 percent of total visitors in 2016.

Hotels in the Middle East reported declines in a number of measures during the first quarter (Q1) of this year compared to the same period in 2016, including an 8.2 percent drop in RevPAR to USD122.07, as revealed by STR.

Mafraq Hotel & Resort has successfully participated in the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority promotional tour, which was held on April 11 — 13 in Saudi Arabia.

Abu Dhabi International Airport received close to 1.9 million passengers in November, 2016, representing a 4.4 percent increase in airport traffic compared with the same period in 2015.