• MAURITIUS Paradise in the Indian Ocean!

    Mauritius, the Indian Ocean paradise has finally reopened its borders in the beginning of September, and with the pandemic slowly reaching a halt, Mauritius is the perfect getaway to unwind and release the accumulated stress of the previous months. With its golden beaches, crystal clear waters, vibrant nature and...
  • HIKING, CAMPING AND CYCLING Outdoor tourism receives a boost!

    A recent social media and online campaign www.exploremyregion.com, initiated by Bavaria-based Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking, and skiing, has received a timely boost, just weeks after launching. Some of the latest tourism surveys and figures, in Europe and the US have suggested a healthy...
  • NEW BOOK Landscapes, illustrations and ancient sites of AlUla!

    The destination of AlUla, in collaboration with publisher Assouline, announces the September 2020 release of a luxury immersive book of photography and illustrations titled, AlUla. With stunning images taken by internationally renowned photographer Robert Polidori, and interpretive illustrations by multidisciplinary artist Ignasi Monreal, AlUla virtually transports readers to the...
  • Jurassic World: Dominion Movie to Resume Filming in Malta

    The Hollywood blockbuster Jurassic World: Dominion, which was scheduled to start filming in May but was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume filming in the Mediterranean Island of Malta at the end of this month. Jurassic World will be the first big production to be filmed on...
  • WITH SONY: A photography competition for Alula locals #CAPTUREALULA

    The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), in collaboration with Sony, has launched a photography competition for Saudi residents based in AlUla. The competition commences on World Photography Day, 19th of August 2020 and will run until 23 September 2020. The campaign seeks to find five talented local photographers under...
  • Explore the Deep Waters of Malta through ‘The Virtual Museum: Underwater Malta’

    Recently, the Mediterranean island of Malta has become a sought-after destination for many Middle Eastern travellers, because of the cultural similarities, the impressive natural landscapes, the delicious food, the historical attractions, and the wide range of water and land activities the island offers. That being so, there is still...
  • Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 postponed for the 2nd time this year

    Riyadh Travel Fair 2020 has been postponed for the 2nd time in 2020 due to the Covid–19 pandemic. The decision was made in the interest of public health and safety by officials at ASAS Exhibitions and Conference Organizing Company, the company responsible for organizing the annual travel fair. Riyadh...
  • Daily Mail travel section focuses on Croatia as dream destination

    A special edition of the Daily Mail’s Check-in supplement focuses on Croatia, praising the country as a dream destination post-lockdown holiday. The 12-page travel section highlighted all the main tourist attractions in Croatia which is depicted as a safe tourist destination. In early July, the British government decided that...
  • Seven Tides appoints Minor Hotels to manage Ibn Battuta Gate property

    UAE-headquartered upscale residential, hospitality, and commercial property developer Seven Tides has confirmed Minor Hotels will be the new operator of its iconic five-star, 396-key Ibn Battuta Gate property in Dubai. Minor Hotels is now managing the property,  which will be rebranded to Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai Hotel, the...