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Indian city rounds up beggars ahead of visit by Ivanka Trump

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump for an international conference. Over the past week, more than 200 beggars have been transported to separate male and female shelter homes located on the grounds of two city prisons. Authorities have been strictly enforcing a begging ban on the city’s streets and in other public places. The crackdown seems to be having the desired effect, with most of Hyderabad’s thousands of ...

First lady Melania plays tourist as Trump departs Beijing

Friday, 10 November 2017

As US President Donald Trump left Beijing bound for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam on Friday, first lady Melania stayed behind to play tourist, viewing pandas at the zoo and visiting the Great Wall of China.At the Beijing Zoo, the 47-year-old former model fed a giant panda named Gu Gu and learned about his nutrition and training. She greeted a group of school children waving miniature Chinese and American flags, handing out stuffed toy eagles after watching the children ...

Saudi Archaeology meet to highlight efforts in caring for Kingdom’s antiquities

Monday, 6 November 2017

Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), under the patronage of King Salman, is organizing the 1st Saudi Archaeology Convention from November 7 to 9, 2017, in Riyadh. The Forum is being held under the umbrella of the “Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cultural Heritage Initiative”. The opening ceremony and exhibition will be held at the National Museum in Riyadh, while the scientific conference and the workshops will be held at King Abdul Aziz Library and Hall at ...

How Khobar’s King Khalid Street won, then lost, its ‘Saudi Champs-Élysées’ label

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Ask anyone in Saudi Arabia and they will tell you that King Khalid Street in the eastern city of Khobar was once proudly labeled as the “Saudi Champs-Elysées”. One look at old albums of the street and it’s easy to understand why. The street has witnessed many prosperous periods and was one of the most beautiful and famous streets of the Gulf kingdom’s eastern region. Once full of action and life, the street attracted both Arab and foreign shoppers and visitors. ...

Miss Universe 2017 shares beauty of Egypt on visit to promote tourism

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Miss Universe for year 2017, Iris Mittenaere, has been sharing pictures of herself touring around Egyptian cities on Instagram part of a visit aimed at promoting tourism in the country.The 24-year-old French model posed for pictures near the iconic Giza Pyramids and Great Sphinx.“This afternoon was amazing ... learning more about the Egyptian civilization, the pyramids, is so interesting,” she wrote under her picture’s caption.In another picture she posed at one of ...

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.Its introduction coincides with Thailand’s peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, ...

Breathtaking pictures of mountainous houses in southern Saudi Arabia

Monday, 9 October 2017

These mountainous houses located in southern Saudi Arabia are known for their strong core and great build. The building materials are all natural, as such there aren’t any significant costs. However, the building process is quite difficult because the smoothness of the process is governed by the roughness of the terrain and the rocks used for constructing the house. Rocks are primarily used for a building’s structure and designing multiple floors. The southern part of the ...

Saudi archaeological site lit in pink for breast cancer awareness month

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The archaeological site Mada’in Saleh within the Province of Al-Madinah was bathed in pink lights to support awareness campaigns during breast cancer month. The health sector in the governorate of Al-Ula, where Mada’in is located, launched several events for raising awareness for early detection of breast cancer under the title of “Complete your battles”. The campaign targets awareness and prevention of breast cancer risks. According to international studies, one out of ...

Tourists trickle back to Tunisia after 2015 militant attacks

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Dozens of tourists pack beach chairs at a Tunisian luxury hotel, where everything from the swimming pool to the wall paint, the furniture at the shiny reception hall, the police post at its gate and even its name is new. Nothing reminds holiday-makers of the day in June 2015 when an ISIS militant shot dead 39 foreigners in this beach resort, triggering an exodus of tourists from the country and severely damaging its economy. Now some of those tourist are coming back, ...

Sudan’s Red Sea eco-resort to kick start tourism season

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Sudan’s only Red Sea eco-resort is looking to attract regional and international divers to kick start the tourism season in the country. The Red Sea Resort, which is 27 kilometers north of Port Sudan is located only 211 nautical miles from Jeddah and has become the first Sudanese resort to acquire Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) license. Despite the length of the beaches of the Red Sea in Sudan, 750 kilometers, and the fact that it is characterized by unique ...

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