saudi arabia

Wholesalers

The Explorer Society adds Saudi Arabia to destination portfolio

Travel Weekly’s editor is still spewing that the Socceroos only managed a draw against the Saudis the other night, which has next to no relevance here.

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Destinations

Cristiano Ronaldo turns down $9.5 million a year to front Saudi Arabian tourism campaign

Arguably the most famous face in football, Ronaldo has rejected a generous offer from Saudi Arabia’s tourism authority. Not that he needs the money, mind you.

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Destinations

Destination Wrap: BridgeClimb celebrates eased restrictions, Tourism NT’s new campaign + MORE

Feel like you’ve been left in the lurch on destination news near and far? Meet your new best friend: the Destination Wrap.

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Tourism

Virtuoso CEO cancels Aussie trip amid coronavirus concerns as travel ban extended

Matthew Upchurch was scheduled to speak at the MTA conference over the weekend, but cancelled his trip yesterday.

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Destinations

Saudi Arabia extends visa policy for international visitors

by Christian Fleetwood

Saudi Arabia has taken a further step toward opening the country to international tourists. But the timing of its announcement, amid growing regional tensions, couldn’t be worse.

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Destinations

Saudi Arabia plans to attract 100 million tourists per year by 2030

by Christian Fleetwood

The conservative nation is offering visas to non-religious visitors in a bid to open the country to the world, but its timing couldn’t be worse.

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Aviation

Missile attack on airport leaves 26 injured

A missile attack on a Saudi Arabian airport has reportedly injured 26 people, with three women and two children among the wounded.

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Aviation

Plane carrying Saudi Arabian football team catches fire

by Ali Coulton

The team were on their way to Rostov-on-Don to verse Uruguay when an engine malfunction sent flames down the plane’s wing.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways launches new ‘No Borders’ ad

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways says there are ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which sounds like something our meditation teacher would say if we had one.

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Aviation

Qatar Airways adding 24 new destinations in 2017/18

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways isn’t taking the recent travel ban lying down, although we’re not suggesting they’re reclining on a sofa, mind.

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Aviation

Airspace “illegally blocked”: Qatar Airways CEO

by Hannah Edensor

Qatar Airways’ boss says the block on airspace is “illegal”, which is the same word our boss used to describe our theft of office pens.

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Aviation

How Qatar Airways can stay in the air

by Hannah Edensor

It’s dire straits for Qatar Airways this week as a widespread ban threatens its services. And by ‘dire straits’ we mean very bad situation and not the British rock band.

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