Saudia Arabia green-lights six hotel projects

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities issued licenses for six new hotel projects in Assir province.

Mohammad Al Omrah, director general of the commission’s branch in the area, said the projects included hotels, hotel apartments and a spa. The projects were expected to be completed within the next two years. Meanwhile, the commission registered 96 violations against 212 accommodation facilities in the past two weeks following inspections.

The inspections uncovered high prices and poor hygiene standards in addition to “violating the offered tourist services.” Al Omrah said the the commission’s branch had received 48 complaints during the past two weeks which had been dealt with.

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

Suggested Articles

Insurance companies believe that COVID-19-related losses should not be included in business interruption coverage, but the issue is far from settled.

The MMGY Global Travel Safety Barometer measures Americans’ perceptions of safety on a scale from 0 (extremely unsafe) to 100 (extremely safe).

The cards contain patented New Antimicrobial Layer technology to inhibit the growth and transmission of germs, viruses and pathogens.