The largest hospitality event coming to Saudi Arabia

The largest hospitality event coming to Saudi Arabia

A key driver for Saudi Arabia’s hospitality and foodservice sectors is HORECA, a three-day exhibition providing professionals with a platform to meet, network and do business. It is seen as a gateway for regional investors seeking new business opportunities in the region.

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MENA GOPPAR Jumps in September

MENA GOPPAR Jumps in September

After 12 consecutive months of year-over-year profit decline, GOPPAR in the region was up 10.9% in the month, buoyed by a 4.9 percentage-point rise in occupancy and an uptick in food & beverage revenue, according to data from HotStats.

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Saudi Arabia: A star in the making

Saudi Arabia: A star in the making

‘A Vibrant Society’, ‘An Ambitious Nation’, ‘A Thriving Economy’, these are the game-changing, transformative and innovative goals mapped out in the Saudi Vision 2030 plan. A Kingdom that was previously known for being an enclosed nation is today going big. Once the Saudi government realized the need to revive the nation and diversify its economy away from oil, the hard work to bring about a transformation began in earnest. Ralph Nader, CEO of Amber Consulting, highlights the opportunities that this reinvention is producing

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Kempinski Hotels’ new luxury project in Makkah

Kempinski Hotels’ new luxury project in Makkah

The property will entail a luxury hotel and will be the flagship edifice within the new boulevard on King Abdul Aziz Road mega project.

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Saudi Arabia launches e-visa portal: The fine-print

Saudi Arabia launches e-visa portal: The fine-print

The eVisa will be a one-year, multiple entry visa, allowing tourists to spend up to 90 days in the country.

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KSA will soon begin issuing tourist visas

KSA will soon begin issuing tourist visas

According to Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper, the government announced that it will begin issuing tourist visas starting September 27. These will be valid for a 90-day period and cost about $117. Qualified applicants eligible to apply will include citizens from 51 countries. Due to internal changes, the ruling family has...

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Entertainment, leisure, culture, and sports parks coming to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya

Entertainment, leisure, culture, and sports parks coming to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya

Six Flags Qiddiya will cover 32 hectares (79 acres) and feature 28 rides and attractions across the six lands: The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.

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Mega projects in the MENA region

Mega projects in the MENA region

Christopher Lund, head of Hotels for Colliers International MENA, gives us a rundown of the major projects in the works across the region

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Boom, bust or business as usual?

Boom, bust or business as usual?

Dr. Martin Berlin, Middle East Partner and Global Deals Real Estate Leader at PwC shares his insight on two key markets

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Costa Coffee and Alghanim Industries to expand in Saudi, Qatar, and Oman

Costa Coffee and Alghanim Industries to expand in Saudi, Qatar, and Oman

The Costa Coffee-Alghanim partnership flourished since its 2013 formation, growing to more than 75 stores. 35 of these shops opened in less than a year.

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