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Movenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah strives for environmental excellence

Movenpick Resort Al Nawras Jeddah strives for environmental excellence

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announces re-certification of the Movenpick Resort Al Nawras in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Over the past few years this striking private island resort has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields of operational … April 19, 2013
Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, Saudi Arabia: landmark hotel achieves Green Globe re-certification

Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, Saudi Arabia: landmark hotel achieves Green Globe re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of Moevenpick Hotel Qassim, located in Buraydah, in the Central Region of Saudi Arabia. Over the past few years, this luxury hotel has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the fields … October 25, 2012
Green Globe certifies Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Hajar Tower Makkah in Saudi Arabia

Green Globe certifies Mövenpick Hotel and Residences Hajar Tower Makkah in Saudi Arabia

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced certification of the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Hajar Tower Makkah in Saudi Arabia for its sustainability achievements. The hotel’s certification is part of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts’ program … May 3, 2012
Rare relic found in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

Rare relic found in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia

A rare pottery jug that dates back to the pre-Islamic era was found recently in the Al Ahsa municipality. This was the first time that a relic of such historic importance was located in the Al Ahsa municipality. Chance alone had led citizen Omar Ba … April 30, 2012
14 tourism spring festivals blooming in Saudi Arabia

14 tourism spring festivals blooming in Saudi Arabia

As spring blooms, students get ready for their break and different parts of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have geared up to embrace more than 14 tourism events. Supported by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), tourism development … March 20, 2012
Madinah Mövenpick Hotel, Saudi Arabia, awarded Certification by Green Globe

Madinah Mövenpick Hotel, Saudi Arabia, awarded Certification by Green Globe

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced Madinah Mövenpick Hotel has been certified for its sustainable operation and management. The Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is located south of the Holy Mosque, and besides it international business clientele, … January 19, 2012
Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to potential travelers from Saudi Arabia

Hawaii Tourism Association reaches out to potential travelers from Saudi Arabia

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Imran Hassan as their tourism ambassador for Saudi Arabia. Mr. Hassan is the Business Development Manager of the National Vacation Company in Jeddah, … December 20, 2011
Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts reaches 20 Green Globe certifications regionally

Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts reaches 20 Green Globe certifications regionally

DUBAI - Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has now received Green Globe certification for 20 Middle Eastern properties, meaning that the international hotel group has become the leading hospitality company in the region in terms of measuring and monitoring its … November 9, 2011
New discovery in Saudi Arabia: domestication of horses in the Arabian Peninsula 9000 years ago

New discovery in Saudi Arabia: domestication of horses in the Arabian Peninsula 9000 years ago

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), submitted an important archeological discovery to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah, of rare antiques during recent excavations, which … August 24, 2011
Russia to exhibit Saudi archeological masterpieces

Russia to exhibit Saudi archeological masterpieces

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, will host the third exhibition of the "Saudi Archeological Masterpieces through the ages" exhibition starting from May 16, 2011. www.hermitagemuseum.org The Hermitage Museum's leg follows the successful … May 15, 2011
UAE and Saudi Arabia inbound visits to grow during 2010-2015

UAE and Saudi Arabia inbound visits to grow during 2010-2015

The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will experience some of the world’s strongest inbound tourism growth over the next 5 years, reveals research unveiled today at the World Travel Market (WTM) Vision Conference–Dubai. Euromonitor International … May 3, 2011
Saudi Arabia participates in Dubai's ATM 2011

Saudi Arabia participates in Dubai's ATM 2011

The Arabian Travel Market (ATM) will be launched next Monday, May 2, 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center. This year, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will … May 1, 2011
Barcelona the second stop for Roads of Arabia

Barcelona the second stop for Roads of Arabia

In the heart of Barcelona, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will exhibit 320 rare archeological relics - the legacy of cultural and historical heritage of the kingdom as the vivid reminders of the land, which was the center of trade, economic, and cultural … November 9, 2010
Roads of Arabia tours Europe and USA

Roads of Arabia tours Europe and USA

The Roads of Arabia - the exhibition of archeological masterpieces of Saudi Arabia - will tour a number of European capitals and major US cities. Explaining the exhibition’s global tour, HRH president of SCTA Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz … July 7, 2010
Saudi Arabia to earn SR66 billion tourism revenues by the end of 2010

Saudi Arabia to earn SR66 billion tourism revenues by the end of 2010

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) estimates that tourism revenues in the Kingdom will reach by the end of 2010 about SR66 billion (US$17.6 billion), which compromises a growth rate of 4.76 percent from 2009. The same is expected … June 14, 2010
SCTA president: emergence of Saudi Arabia is not an accident

SCTA president: emergence of Saudi Arabia is not an accident

His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, head of the Al Turath Foundation, lectured at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies at Oxford University, UK, on "The dimensions … June 13, 2010
Kingdom participates in the 13th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism

Kingdom participates in the 13th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) participated in the 13th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism in Alexandria, Egypt, during the period June 2-3, 2010.The meeting, which was … June 13, 2010
Riyadh Travel Fair 2010 to offer workshops on etourism

Riyadh Travel Fair 2010 to offer workshops on etourism

The International Organization for the Etourism Industry (IOETI) is organizing and sponsoring a workshop at the 2nd Riyadh Travel Fair 2010 being presented from June 2-3, 2010 in the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Lee Hunter, the head of YouTube … April 29, 2010
Saudi Arabia announces a new archeological finding

Saudi Arabia announces a new archeological finding

Saudi Arabia has announced the discovery of a 7th century village, which has been unearthed in the Raaka district, Dammam, near the shores of the Arabian Gulf. The site contains a compound village, which contains more than 20 houses, containing rooms … February 10, 2010
SCTA and SCSB allocate over SR 6 million to finance tourism SMEs

SCTA and SCSB allocate over SR 6 million to finance tourism SMEs

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities in cooperation with the Saudi Credit and Saving Bank (SCSB) recently funded several small- and medium-scale enterprises to operate tourism projects in several tourism sectors such as tourism trip operators, … October 25, 2009
The first international Boat Show in KSA

The first international Boat Show in KSA

Eighty companies from 13 countries participated in the first international Boat Show, which was held in Jeddah during the period October 14-17, 2009 at the Jeddah Equestrian Yacht Club. The event was organized by Dubai World Trade Center, in collaboration … October 18, 2009
Saudi Arabia participates in the 18th meeting of UNWTO in Kazakhstan

Saudi Arabia participates in the 18th meeting of UNWTO in Kazakhstan

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate in the 18th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Kazakastan. The meeting will be held today on Sunday, October 4, 2009 in the Independence Palace in Astana, the capital … October 4, 2009
Saudi Arabia participates in World Tourism Day

Saudi Arabia participates in World Tourism Day

In celebration of World Tourism Day, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), will be participating in the event initiated by the United Nations' World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on September 27 … September 27, 2009
Rural Inns a great choice for those looking for agro-tourism in Saudi Arabia

Rural Inns a great choice for those looking for agro-tourism in Saudi Arabia

Agro-tourism is increasingly becoming a popular tourism trend in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in which rural rest houses and inns are becoming a trendy choice for those seeking a short holiday during weekends or during summer vacations away from the hustle-bustle … September 13, 2009
GCC journalists say goodbye to Saudi Arabia

GCC journalists say goodbye to Saudi Arabia

The Gulf Tourist Information convoy concluded its visit to the city of Jeddah yesterday. The convoy, including a number of specialists in the field of tourism and media from the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council)countries, had come on a visit to the kingdom … August 5, 2009
Huge opportunities in tourism field: Al Medina

Huge opportunities in tourism field: Al Medina

Several studies go in support of Al Medina as one of the largest shopping areas in the kingdom, as well as its great investment opportunities in the sectors of trade, agriculture, animal husbandry, tourism, fisheries, light industry, and public services. … August 3, 2009
Training for tourist guides in Riyadh

Training for tourist guides in Riyadh

Dr. Saleh Al-Bakhit, vice president, SCTA for investment sector, patronized the closing ceremony of the second training session on "The tourist guide skills" on Wednesday morning. The training session was held at the Hotel Golden Tulip, Al Tawon in Riyadh. … August 1, 2009
40 craftswomen revive folklore souk at

40 craftswomen revive folklore souk at "Sweetest Al Jouf" festival

At first glance, a visitor to the Al Jouf festival will be completely captured by the scenes of the market stalls in the folklore souk (open-air market), which is decked with Sado and textiles in wonderful colors and different sizes. The Al Jouf Festival, … July 27, 2009
5 million visitors expected at Jeddah Ghair Festival

5 million visitors expected at Jeddah Ghair Festival

Executive director of the Makkah PTO, Mohammed Al-Amiri, expected that the number of visitors for the "Jeddah Ghair" Festival this year will exceed past years’ figures. He attributed this to two key factors: the summer vacation and Ramadan month in … July 22, 2009
Gliding of the highest peak in Saudi Arabia

Gliding of the highest peak in Saudi Arabia

Twenty-two kilometers was the distance between Abha city in Aseer (south of Saudi Arabia) and Al Soda, the highest point in Asir, west of Abha City, 3,000 meters above sea level, and 30 minutes from Abha airport. While preparing this report, the temperature … July 21, 2009
Media Caravan tours Saudi Arabia

Media Caravan tours Saudi Arabia

Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will launch on next Friday, July 24, 2009, the 6th version of GCC Media Tourism Caravan to Riyadh, Al Madinah, Asir, Al Baha, Al Taif, Makkah, and Jeddah. The Tourism Caravan will have 32 participants … July 18, 2009



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