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The World Travel & Tourism Council [WTTC], the global body that represents the private sector of the Travel & Tourism industry, has announced a partnership with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage to make Saudi Arabia a top five inbound destination, with 100 million international and domestic visits, by 2030.

Marriott International has signed an agreement to introduce the iconic St. Regis brand to Oman.

UAE-headquartered hospitality company, TIME Hotels, has launched a new health and wellness initiative, ‘Healthy You. Healthy World,’ across all of its properties in line with its Tomorrow’s World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Following the news September 27 that Saudi Arabia has introduced reforms to its visa regulations and dress-code restrictions for women to encourage foreign tourists, Richard Thompson, editorial director, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offered his view on Saudi Arabia’s tourism market.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a master development agreement (MDA) with Aleph Hospitality to develop ten franchise hotels across IHG’s portfolio of brands in midscale and upscale segments.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts has announced the promotion of Kevork Deldelian to chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa region effective immediately.

Rotana Hotel management has announced appointment of Ayman Ashor to the position of general manager of Al Bandar Rotana & Al Bandar Arjaan by Rotana.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, succeeded in claiming a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Gathering of People Wearing Capes.

Tourism friendly policies, low cost connectivity and weak currencies played a vital role in attracting international visitors to Asia with six out of the top 10 cities in terms of international visitor arrivals in 2018 were from the region, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways have added four airports in the US to the list of cities served by the existing codeshare agreement for travel which commenced September 23.

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