flynas participates in World Travel Market London

Updated 05 November 2018
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flynas participates in World Travel Market London

Saudi budget airline flynas is participating in the World Travel Market (WTM), which will be held in London from Nov. 5-7.
The airline’s participation comes with the aim of strengthening its presence and affiliations with the global travel market, communicating with international investors, suppliers, partners and senior officials in the travel and aviation industry, as well as accessing the latest equipment and innovative services in the aviation industry.
The WTM this year highlights the Middle East and North Africa’s travel and tourism industry and hosts global and regional expertise to discuss aspects of this vital sector.
flynas’ participation in this event is a part of its global expansion strategy, as it is an opportunity to attract international tourism investments and enable local companies to develop their services and products, especially following flynas’ agreement with Airbus to purchase 120 A320neo aircraft. A320neo aircraft is the latest model produced by Airbus and accounts for about 60 percent of the market share of international airlines.
The World Travel Market London is the largest gathering of government agencies, institutions and companies involved in travel, tourism, tourism investment and air transport.
It highlights the latest technology in the global travel market. Every year, this event attracts about 5,000 institutions, more than 51,000 visitors, over 3,000 media representatives and over 70 ministries of tourism from around the world.


Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019
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Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.