Al Faisaliah Hotel Saudi

TAKE 10: Standing out in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Nov 2016

Saudi Arabia’s vast oil wealth has kept the country’s economy largely insulated from outside influences, but a sharp drop in crude prices over the past year has placed pressure on the Kingdom’s revenue streams, leaving room for the country’s vastly underdeveloped tourism industry open to the wider world. Ismail Sirry, general manager of the recently

Saudi Arabia to welcome 20 million visitors by 2020

by Sophia Soltani | 20 Oct 2016

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the most important religious event of the year in the Muslim world, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that the Hajj

Al Faisaliah Hotel & Hotel Al Khozama, Saudi names new DOSM

by Sophia Soltani | 12 Oct 2016

Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, has named Russell Loughland as the new director of sales and marketing. A seasoned hotelier, Loughland is a British national and is expected to bring his expertise to the role, as he develops the domestic and international sales and marketing strategy for the two properties.  Loughland’s









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