General Travel News

SCTA wins Excellence Award for Imagine

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) bagged the Excellence Award for its short film (Imagine) during Egypt's International Oscar Video Film Festival. The festival was held and organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in Alexandria, during July 8-11, 2010.

Imagine entails Saudi Arabia’s natural resources, from its sandy beaches to towering green mountains, which attracts tourists and comprises an important factor in the promotion of tourism in the Kingdom. In addition, the film embodies the prospective dimension of the tourism sector in the Kingdom and the different aspects provided by this important economic sector in various tourism investment areas. The film promotes Saudi Arabia’s unique and diverse tourism experience.

Saudi Arabia enjoys huge tourism potentials throughout its different provinces where it receives tourists around the year, especially during the summer season, with unrivaled turnout by citizens from different provinces of the Kingdom, in addition to tourists from the GCC.

Mr. Abdullah Al Jehani, vice president of SCTA for marketing and media, states that this achievement is an extension to several previous tributes that SCTA attained throughout the years, and it reflects SCTA's keenness to use all means to deliver its message. Mr. Al Jehani has stressed that the usage of multi-media is an important tool to deliver SCTA’s message to a wider group of people who are interested in tourism, as well as introducing SCTA’s programs and activities and tourism events, besides promoting domestic tourism.

“Imagine" highlights the most important tourism and heritage landmarks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addition to raising the social and cultural awareness of the importance of tourism among different community groups.

Noteworthy, Telly Mondo festival for advertisement has granted an award to SCTA’s culture and heritage film entitled “Video” for the best tourism campaign. The film won the award during two consecutive ceremonies held in Miami and Mexico states, USA. The film “Video” includes stunning shots on Saudi countryside, folklore shows, handicrafts, folklore souks, shopping malls, and antiquities. Also, it includes SCTA’s conceived plans for tourism during the next 20 years.

More General Travel News
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 27 April 2019
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of Hajj to try to attract 30 million pilgrims
UAE carriers join hands to celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed on 47th National Day
Latest Travel News
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 Ma...
ATM Dubai to launch Holiday Shopper on 2...
Agoda partners with Saudi Ministry of ...
Featured Sights To See
Trinity College

Trinity College

Dublin, Ireland

Trinity is Ireland's oldest college.  Its charter was granted by Queen Elizabeth in 1592 as part of the effort to consolidate English control of Ireland.  Catholics were not allowed entry into college until 1793, and all such restrictions were banned by 1873.  The university started to grow in the eighteenth century as the political situation in Ireland stabilized.  Many of the...

Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Golden Triangle is known as KL's commercial, shopping, and entertainment hub. Here you'll find all the major shops and outlets, along with towering skyscrapers (such as the Petronas Towers) and top-end hotels. The nocturnal side of the Golden Triangle is just as exciting as its daylight counterpart. You can roam around and enjoy the busy and buzzing atmosphere, or simply sit down and enjo...

Tretiakov Gallery

Tretiakov Gallery

Moscow, Russia

This museum was built in the 19th Century. This is the most famous of the museums in Moscow and home to Russian art solely. It houses the paintings and masterpieces of incredible Russian artists from different time periods. These include: Vrubel, Kadinsky, Malevich, Kuindzhi and Repin. The collection is fabulous and one should spare an entire morning or afternoon to do justice to it.   Timi...

Gedung Proklamasi (Proclamation Building)

Gedung Proklamasi (Proclamation Building)

Jakarta, Indonesia

The historical site of Indonesian independence, where on August 17th, 1945 President Soekarno and Prime Minister declared the nation's independence. ...