General Travel News

Saudi Tourism Body Begins Issuing Group Visas

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has started issuing group visas.  Procedures are in place to issue group visas for citizens of up to 65 non-Arab countries.  Director General of the license department at SCTA said the group visa will be issued to a minimum of a group of four tourists.  Ahmad Al Eisa said that it is very easy for any group intending to visit to obtain the visas from Saudi embassies and consulates in those 65 countries.  He said some Arab countries will be included on the list of countries allowed group visas.

Al Eisa said the SCTA is working hard to increase its revenues from both the domestic and foreign tourism sectors in order to increase its contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP).  He said the number of tourists visiting last summer increased to about 3.9 million, and they spent at least 1.2 billion Saudi riyals.
 

More General Travel News
Collect souvenirs from the first Emirates Airbus A380
Mauritius welcomes back tourists after lifting restrictions
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Latest Travel News
Mauritius welcomes back tourists after l...
flydubai touches down in Ljubljana, Slov...
Four new hotels opening soon in Dubai...
Featured Sights To See
Old Bazaar

Old Bazaar

Madinah, Saudi Arabia

The Old Bazaar offers a very wide variety of extremely cheap items including garments, wrist-watches, perfumes, prayer caps, kitchen wear, etc. Most items usually cost around SAR 10 and naturally it is a risky bargain so be careful of what you buy.  ...

Children's Millennium Garden

Children's Millennium Garden

Copenhagen, Denmark

The striking feature about this place is that it was designed by third grade students! In includes two gardens, one being heart-shaped while the other a shadow garden. Children can play soccer, football or Frisbees.                   ...

The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum

Casablanca, Morocco

The Jewish Museum has the distinction of being   the only museum in Casablanca as well as being the only Jewish museum in any Muslim country. It has a collection of religious books, costumes, sacramental artifacts and other items which throw light on the 5000-strong Jewish community in Morocco. Address: 81 rue Chasseur Jules Gros, Casablanca Oasis Tel: 022 994 940                    ...

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens

Oslo, Norway

The Botanical Gardens are a large oasis in the middle of Oslo. The gardens collect plants from around the world and are said to have more than seven thousand plants inside. The gardens, with waterfalls and other soothing features, are also home to several near-extinct plant species native to the city. Address: Sers’ Gate 1, 0562 Oslo Tel: +47 22-85-17-00   ...