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Saudi domestic tourism value drops 6.4% in 2016
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Saudi domestic tourism value drops 6.4% in 2016

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 2:03 PM

Value of inbound tourism, however, grew 11.8% year on year, according to new figures

1.5 million pilgrims visit Madinah since November
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1.5 million pilgrims visit Madinah since November

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 9:31 AM

Pakistan accounts for the most visitors from any single country

Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin
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Room for change: AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin

Friday, 13 January 2017 1:10 AM

A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC

Saudi Arabia introduces new process to grant business visa within 24 hours
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Saudi Arabia introduces new process to grant business visa within 24 hours

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 2:12 PM

Kingdom is also introducing a new process for visit visas for commercial firms working in Saudi Arabia

Saudi's Kingdom sells 100% stake in Accra hotel for $100m
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Saudi's Kingdom sells 100% stake in Accra hotel for $100m

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 5:00 PM

Prince Alwaleed's investment vehicle sells interest in Mövenpick Hotel Ambassador Accra to Mauritius fund

Saudi Arabia moves to increase pilgrim numbers after '10-year low'
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Saudi Arabia moves to increase pilgrim numbers after '10-year low'

Sunday, 8 January 2017 2:00 PM

Quotas restored following cut to enable expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah

New Saudi authority set to develop theme parks industry
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New Saudi authority set to develop theme parks industry

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 3:22 PM

Council of Ministers approves the appointment of the board of the General Entertainment Authority

Thai hotel group set to launch first Saudi wellness resort
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Thai hotel group set to launch first Saudi wellness resort

Saturday, 24 December 2016 1:11 AM

Minor Hotel Group says Anantara Jeddah Resort will offer 226 rooms, 102 villas; set to open in 2019

Langham announces deal to manage luxury Jeddah hotel
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Langham announces deal to manage luxury Jeddah hotel

Sunday, 18 December 2016 5:52 PM

The Langham, Jeddah, is expected to open in summer 2018

Makkah said to be facing acute shortage of affordable homes
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Makkah said to be facing acute shortage of affordable homes

Friday, 16 December 2016 10:37 AM

JLL says shortage is exacerbated by redevelopment plans to accommodate more religious tourists

Saudi tourism 'aims to employ 1.7m people by 2020'
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Saudi tourism 'aims to employ 1.7m people by 2020'

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 2:08 PM

Sector has hired 1.3m Saudi youth, wants to hire more in line with Vision 2030

Saudi mulls short-term visa for Umrah pilgrims
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Saudi mulls short-term visa for Umrah pilgrims

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 12:35 PM

Pilgrims staying for five days could be charged SR500 rather than the present SR2,000

Visitors to Saudi Arabia 'granted 60 days' to submit health claims
Healthcare»

Visitors to Saudi Arabia 'granted 60 days' to submit health claims

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 1:02 PM

Participating insurers must compensate within 30 days under new mandatory health insurance policy

Saudi developer Cayan picks Rotana to run Dubai project
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Saudi developer Cayan picks Rotana to run Dubai project

Monday, 28 November 2016 2:09 PM

Rotana Hotel Management named as the operator for the Cayan Arjaan Hotel Apartments project in Dubai

Saudi developer Cayan to launch first hospitality project in Dubai
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Saudi developer Cayan to launch first hospitality project in Dubai

Saturday, 26 November 2016 10:27 AM

Developer says it is set to launch hotel apartments tower as part of its $272m Cayan Cantara project


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