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Travel Bloggers Praise Asir Region and Says the Province Can be a Hotspot For Tourism

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According to travel bloggers who visited Al-Soudah Season, Asir province has the potential of becoming a hotspot for international tourism.

What proved that the province has what it takes to become a major touristic city is the events and activities that took place during this season of Al-Soudah, where visitors got to enjoy different aspects of the province.

Joshua Van Alstine, a well-known YouTuber, said that both the private and public sector have taken advantage of the potential that the area has and developed it into accommodating demands.

 

Both Van Alstine and his wife were invited to explore Al-Soudah season on their way to Abha, that is when they got to experience the different activities available during this season and the one they enjoyed the most was the bungee jumping.

Visitors of Al-Soudah season can enjoy several activities catered for adrenaline junkies such as ropes course, a slingshot, paint-balling and paragliding.

 

Travel blogger Paris Verra, who also visited Al-Soudah, said the region’s people were very hospitable and welcoming. “The place is unreal, the beauty is just incredible,” she told Arab News. “Coming here I feel safe and there are many misconceptions of coming to Saudi Arabia. If people would open up there are so many great things about this country in general, especially in this region.”

Al-Soudah Season runs until the end of this month so you better hurry up before the fun comes to an end! Programs are held across seven locations. The main area, called The Hub. There is also the Kids Zone, where the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation is holding educational workshops at the House of Qatt.

 

 

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All Flights to Be Relocated to the New Jeddah Airport by Next Year

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It has been announced that as of next year, all flights to Saudi Arabia will be relocated form the old King Abdulaziz International Airport to the new Jeddah airport.

This will include flights to and from Athens, Rome, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich, Milan and Vienna.

According to sources, the fourth phase will kick off in mid-November and will cover destinations including Dammam, Qasim, Cairo, Khartoum, Kuwait, Nairobi and Beirut. While the fifth phase will begin on December 10th to include flights to Ankara, Tunisia, Johannesburg, Delhi, Mumbai and others.

The transition from the old airport to the new one will be gradual so that by the end of this year, the national carrier will begin its long distance hauls to Europe and America.

More flights will begin to kick off from the new airport by the end of the first quarter of next year, up until the airport reached its maximum capacity of 100 million passengers yearly.

 

 

 

 

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The Red Sea Project: Aiming to Save the Marine Life

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One of Saudi Arabia’s mega projects is the Red Sea one and the this huge project is led by key ecological targets, in the attempt of protecting the marine life in the process.

We are all aware of the danger imposed on the sea life and this is why one of the project’s aims is protecting the habitat of the endangered hawksbill turtle, another aim is saving the coral reefs.

The project covers a 28,000 square kilometer region of archipelagos, lagoons, canyons and volcanic geology between the small towns of Al-Wajh and Umluj located in the Kingdom’s west coast.

Scientists working on the projects are also trying to figure out why the area’s coral reef system is growing and thriving in some areas while others in areas across the world are facing great danger.

 

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Couples to Share A Hotel Room Without a Marriage Proof

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The Kingdom continues to make historic reforms as it opens up to tourists and this week, the tourism authority announced a revolutionary guideline which allows foreign women and men to share a hotel room without a marriage proof.

First, women were allowed to travel without a male guardianship and now the Kingdom is easing the regulations for foreign tourists after the launch of the first tourist visa scheme, all comes in light of the 2030 Vision that aims at diversifying the economy of Saudi Arabia. 

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage stated that women can now rent a hotel room using a proof of identity only, and without the need of a male approval.

The new visa allows tourists to enter the Kingdom for 90 days and this marks the Kingdom’s first time to open up for foreigners and in doing so, the tourism sector has already contributed with a 3% to the total GDP of Saudi Arabia and with these new reforms and easing of regulations, the government aspires to push the 3% to 10% in the upcoming period.

 

 

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