General Travel News

SCTA Signs Agreement With Virtue Commission

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities signed an agreement with the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice on Tuesday.  Under the agreement the two bodies will work together to develop the Kingdom’s tourism sector and coordinate programs and related activities.   Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the SCTA, signed the agreement with Abdul Aziz Al-Humain, president of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. 

Prince Sultan said “This agreement comes as furtherance of the efforts and cooperation between the two bodies to develop morally clean domestic tourism.  Cooperation between them has existed since the foundation of SCTA.”  The Prince said the most significant area of cooperation has been the career awareness program carried out by the SCTA under the name Ya Hala (Welcome).  This program trains commission staff and personnel from different government agencies about how to deal with tourists.
 

More General Travel News
Marshmello, Pitbull, Shaggy and Don Omar perform at the Diriyah Music Festival in Saudi Arabia
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Karachi
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals into Dubai by early September
Latest Travel News
Jazeera Airways launches flights to Kara...
Emirates expecting over 500,000 arrivals...
Kazakhstan's new tourist attraction - fa...
Featured Sights To See
Wakalat Street

Wakalat Street

Amman, Jordan

Located in West Amman's trendy Sweifieh district, Wakalat Street is Jordan's first pedestrian only area.  The street was closed off to cars in 2007.  It was repaved and trees were planted.  It's lined with retail outlets, cafes, and restaurants.  Sweifieh is also a nightlife hub, and several bars and clubs are within a few blocks. It's not authentic Jordan, but Wakalat S...

Asan Tole

Asan Tole

Kathmandu, Nepal

The busiest square in the city, from dawn to dusk it is crammed with vendors selling spices and vegetables from all over the country. It is fitting then that Annapurna Temple is dedicated to the goddess of abundance, represented by a purana bowl of grain. On Sundays and other days of the week, you’ll see locals walk around the shrine, touch a coin to their heads, throw it into the temple then ring...

Shalimar Gardens

Shalimar Gardens

Lahore, Pakistan

These magnificent gardens were made by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the 1640s. The gardens cover an area of over 80 acres. They are built at the three levels corresponding to the Giver of Pleasure, Giver of Goodness and the Giver of Life. Beautiful trees and shrubs are aplenty and white marble structures dot the gardens here and there. There are about 450 fountains. A great spot for picnicking, th...

The National Museum of Colombo

The National Museum of Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Housed in a 19th century building, this museum displays an interesting collection of manuscripts, antique furniture, sculptures, carvings, china, demon masks and ancient royal regalia. The museum is closed on Fridays and on all public holidays. Open: 9AM-5PM Department of National Museums, Colombo 7. Phone: 0094112 694767. ...