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News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Tourism key to Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 plans

News channel or source: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel-hospitality/387984-tourism-key-to-saudi-arabias-vision-2030-plans
Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Already, the tourism sector and its indirect effects accounted for 10.2 percent of GDP in 2016, according to statistics from the World Travel and Tourism Council ... the BMI report notes that Saudi Arabia will need to compete with other GCC countries ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: VIDEO: Olive Festival in Saudi Arabia’s al-Jawf records $2.9 mln in sales

News channel or source: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/travel-and-tourism/2018/01/22/VIDEO-Olive-Festival-in-Saudi-Arabia-s-al-Jawf-records-2-9-mln-worth-of-sales.html
Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

The annual Olive Festival held in al-Jawf province concluded its 11th session, which lasted ten days and recorded nearly $2.0 mln (SAR 11 mln) worth of sales and at least 152,000 visitors who came from across the kingdom and abroad to attend. Most of the ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia to reopen after being used as a prison

News channel or source: http://torontosun.com/travel/international/ritz-carlton-in-saudi-arabia-to-reopen-after-being-used-as-a-prison/wcm/92c266a7-9da9-43c2-8f14-40a68ebfb403
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia’s capital may be reopening its doors in times for Valentine’s Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country’s elite caught up in what the government has described as ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Women above 25 can now travel to Saudi Arabia alone

News channel or source: https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/women-above-25-can-now-travel-to-saudi-arabia-alone
Publication date: Wednesday 10 January 2018

Now, women aged 25 and above, wishing to travel to Saudi Arabia alone, can be granted a tourist visa, stated a spokesman for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH). This move signifies that it will not be necessary for women over ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Juan Antonio Pizzi names Saudi Arabia squad for Riyadh training camp

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1229851/sports
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

Al-Mania was also part of the Saudi Arabia U23 squad that finished bottom of their group ... is by no means the one most likely to travel to Moscow next summer. “The first stage is important, but this doesn’t mean that only players who were involved ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Some shares in Saudi Binladin Group may be transferred to state

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-construction/some-shares-in-saudi-binladin-group-may-be-transferred-to-state-idUSKBN1F20J3?feedType=RSS&virtualBrandChannel=11563
Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

Those held include Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of investment firm Kingdom Holding, and Nasser bin Aqeel al-Tayyar, founder and board member of Al Tayyar Travel Group, Saudi Arabia’s largest travel company. SBG’s strategic importance ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Ritz Carlton, a luxury Saudi prison, takes Feb. 14 bookings

News channel or source: http://tucson.com/travel/ritz-carlton-a-luxury-saudi-prison-takes-feb-bookings/article_e85ce32b-1628-51f6-8725-9f149cf3342e.html
Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia's capital may be reopening its doors in times for Valentine's Day, after serving for several months as a prison for the country's elite caught up in what the government has described as ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Saudi Arabia Increases Female Visitor Freedoms

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/saudi-arabia-increases-female-visitor-freedoms/ar-AAuK5bI
Publication date: onday 15 January 2018

Women 25 and older will soon be able to travel to Saudi Arabia without being accompanied by a male family member or companion. The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has announced that it will begin granting tourist visas to women ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: The truth behind the changing fate of women in Saudi Arabia

News channel or source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11979072
Publication date: Saturday 20 January 2018

They need permission from a male family member to travel, study, work, marry (a guardian-approved ... as an "anti-corruption" campaign which rounded up dozens of members of Saudi Arabia's political and business elite — among them 11 members of the ...

News Saudi Arabia » Travel: Women over 25 to be granted visas to visit Saudi Arabia without male supervision

News channel or source: http://www.asiantribune.com/node/91479
Publication date: Saturday 13 January 2018

Women aged 25 and over will now be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia without a chaperone, the country’s tourism commission has announced. It’s the latest reform in the easing of restrictions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom. As long as they meet ...