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Mar 29, 2023

What to Know When Planning a Trip to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may have opened its doors to tourists several years ago, but despite its readiness to welcome the outside world, it remains shrouded in mystery. The country recently ramped up its tourism campaign, hoping to demystify the mystique that has evolved throughout its history. But, with such a young tourism industry, curious family travelers may benefit from some pro tips to prepare for their visit.

Unearth Seoul’s Hidden Gems

Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.

Feb 8, 2023

Devastating Türkiye, Syrian Earthquake: How to Help as Death Toll Rises

A deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria Feb. 6, with more than 11,000 fatalities thus far reported. That number is expected to grow as rescue operations continue, with some estimating the death toll could potentially reach 10,000.

Feb 3, 2023

Dubai Unveils Newest Indulgence: Atlantis the Royal

Dubai is known for over-the-top indulgence and with each unveiling of a new attraction or luxury resort, they seem to outdo themselves. This definitely seems to be the case with Dubai’s latest offering, Atlantis the Royal, the ultimate spot for family travelers looking for luxurious experiences.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.

Middle East
Nov 21, 2022

A Conversation with Qatar’s Director of Tourism

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is officially underway, bringing the eyes of the world to the desert nation. As Qatar welcomes visitors, including family travelers, from around the world, Berthold Trenkel, COO, Qatar Tourism, shared his thoughts on the current state and future expectations of tourism for the country.