General Travel News

Saudi Tourism Body Will Open Makkah Branch

Prince Sultan bin Salman announced the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) will open a branch office in the holy city of Makkah.  The prince made the announcement at the Makkah Chambers of Commerce board of directors meeting.  

A chamber spokesman said the Prince requested cooperation from all in setting up a committee to endorse accommodation contracts for pilgrims this year.  The Prince said the procedures used this year should be the same as last year, including registration renewal of tourist companies at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  He will ask the municipality to use the unified accommodation specifications approved by the SCTA, Ministry of Rural and Municipal Affairs, and the Civil Defense.
 

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
Verizon Wireless Theatre

Verizon Wireless Theatre

Houston, United States

Opened on November 14, 1997 the Verizon Theatre is an indoor theatre that hosts various music artists including Velvet Revolver and Elton John and the Houston Symphony.  Events are hosted on a regular basis, from the biggest music stars to the newest comedy sensations.   Tel: 713.230.1600 Website: http://www.livenation.com/venue/verizon-wireless-theater-tickets   ...

Almaty City History Museum & Museum of Repression

Almaty City History Museum & Museum of Repression

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: 108 Nausyrbaj Batyra, Almaty Phone: + 7 (3272) 61 73 01 Website: This museum gives a haunting walkthrough of the periods of civilian oppression and unrest during various eras – the Civil War, Famine, Terrorism, Revolts and Protests, and other acts of authoritarian violence. Exhibits contain mostly photographs and documents, though there are also a considerable number of pain...

Tennispalatsi

Tennispalatsi

Helsinki, Finland

This complex is a cultural center located in the Kammpi area of the city center. The place houses a lot of shops, a multi Cineplex called ‘Finkino’, an Art Museum, Tennis Palace and the Museum of Cultures. Tennispalatsi has had a rich history in the sports arena as well. Back in 1938 it was constructed as a center for the Olympic Games held in 1940 and later was the ground for a few basketball gam...

Norrmalm

Norrmalm

Stockholm, Sweden

Norrmalm is the major commercial district of the city with plenty of shops and is a great place to shop for pretty much anything.  ...