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Keeping in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 that seeks to reduce the reliance on oil and diversify the country’s economy, Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has recently unveiled plans to transform a 200 km area of Red Sea coastline into a luxury resort.

A press conference was held at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce to discuss details of the Tourism and Entertainment Forum in Jeddah that begins on October 09.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Riyadh.

As a result of a period of increased passengers demand to North Africa, flynas has increased frequency between Saudi Arabia and Egypt with a new service linking Abha to Cairo.

According to STR’s August 2017 Pipeline Report, the Middle East reported 98,027 rooms in 309 projects were in construction during the month, a year-on-year increase of 17.2 percent in terms of guestrooms.

Continuing its expansion strategy in Saudi Arabia, Swiss International Hotels & Resorts has recently unveiled two new properties, in Tabuk and Al Qaseem, which mark the group’s sixth and seventh addresses in the country.

As part of its continuous expansion strategy, Air Algerie has recently announced the launch of new routes between Ouargla’s Ain Beida Airport and Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and Medina’s Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Airport.

According to Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau (SECB), several achievements were made during the second quarter of this year (Q2) regarding the country’s MICE sector, including the licensing of 2,756 events.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has introduces two new Radisson Blu-branded properties in Saudi Arabia, Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah and Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al Salam.

In an attempt to employ more Saudi citizens within the tourism and national heritage sectors, Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) had instructed the National Center for Tourism Human Resources Development to launch a control plan.