General Travel News

Health Tourism Gains Momentum In Saudi Arabia

Health tourism is gaining in prominence and becoming more popular in Saudi Arabia, according to a recent report by Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).   The report said that citizens and expatriates together spent more than 800 million Saudi Riyals (Dh783 million) on health and medical tourism in 2007, and foreign tourists spent more than 400 million riyals for treatment in the Kingdom during this period. 

The SCTA report said medical firms and centers promoting medical tourism in the kingdom are located mainly in Riyadh and Jeddah.   These include the Kingdom Hospital, Prince Sultan City for Humanitarian Services, and Saudi German Hospital.  SCTA’s executive director for tourism development in the Riyadh region, Abdul Rahman Al Jassas, said Saudi Arabia is also making significant progress in developing business and conference tourism.  He attributed this progress to Saudi Arabia’s vast infrastructure and faculties for hosting such events.
 

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Sydney, Australia

The Powerhouse Museum allows visitors to peek into Sydney's scientific and technological past. 500 Harris Street Tel: (02) 9217 0111. Website: www.phm.gov.au Opening hours: Daily 1000-1700. Admission: A$10; concessions available; some special exhibitions charge an extra entrance fee.   ...

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago, United States

Chicago's architecture is unparalleled.  As the grand avenues of Paris are exemplary of the nineteenth century, and the canals of Venice of the Renaissance, so do the skyscrapers and neoclassical monuments represent modernity.  The Chicago Architecture Foundation works to advance knowledge and public interest in architecture and design. A small museum is located in the Santa Fe Buil...

Rani Pokhari

Rani Pokhari

Kathmandu, Nepal

A fence enclosed tank, just off Kantipath is said to have been built by King Pratap Malla for his grief-stricken wife after the accidental death of their son in 1667. The pokhari (pool) was used during the Malla era for trials by ordeal and later became a suicide spot; because of this, the tank is opened only one day a year, the fifth day of the Tihar festival. ...

Czar Cannon and Czar Bell

Czar Cannon and Czar Bell

Moscow, Russia

These are two fantastic though strange features of the Kremlin. The cannon was built in the late 16 th Century to defend the Kremlin's Savior Gate. The bell was built in the early 18th Century and is the largest in the world, weighing around 200 tons. Both were never used and are reflective of the extravagance and excessiveness of Russian rulers.  ...