KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay.
Updated 09 October 2019

KSA’s import-export system Fasah on show at GITEX 2019

Saudi Arabia is showcasing its innovative import-export system at the GITEX Technology Week 2019.

Fasah is the unified national system for all import and export activities in the Kingdom. It is the first of many initiatives of the Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul), which is a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund (PIF). 

Abdul Aziz Al-Shamsi, CEO of Tabadul, said: “Fasah is our first product with which we aim to reduce the time and cost of preparing, delivering, processing commercial and shipping documents, and expedite customs clearance. As a unified portal, it connects all entities involved in import and export, whether government entities or from the private sector, to enable customers to submit the necessary data for import and export procedures as well as obtain statements and approvals electronically at any time and from any place.”

Visitors to the Fasah pavilion are introduced to the electronic payment window, Fasah Pay, which aims to end all paper-based import and export financial transactions, making them available electronically. Customers also witnessed the journey of the import and export process in the past and how the procedures have been re-engineered to become smoother through systems included in the platform, such as the “Truck Management System,” which was launched earlier this month.


Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

Updated 23 October 2019

Almosafer unveils ‘Winter at Tantora’ packages

With preparations in full swing for the second edition of Winter at Tantora, Almosafer, the flagship brand of Seera Group’s consumer travel business unit, has announced a host of event packages especially designed for fans preparing to attend the second season between Dec. 19 and March 7, 2020.

Winter At Tantora is coming back to the historic site of AlUla, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, and will feature a rich calendar of weekly cultural events, equine and events, celebrity performances by some of the world’s greatest musicians. This year, the global event will be supported by Seera Group, a provider of travel and tourism services, which has been appointed as the key destination management company (DMC) to offer travel bookings, hotel stays, car rentals and added-value experiences for guests from around the world.

Almosafer, an omni-channel travel brand in Saudi Arabia, will market “Winter at Tantora” extensively across social media and other communication channels and offer visitors an extensive range of package options including accommodation, flights, transportation and ancillary services for both weekend visits or one-day options. Visitors are also offered one-on-one personal consultation with travel advisers across Almosafer’s retail network in the Kingdom.

Travelers will get to choose between three different package category options — Gold, Platinum and Diamond — which include return flights, hotel accommodation, as well as airport transfers and a visit to AlUla heritage sites. The event packages also differ depending on the length of stay. Festival goers can either opt for a one-day weekend package or extended stay, depending on the number of concerts and activities they would like to experience at Winter at Tantora.

To enhance their itinerary, travelers can complement their standard packages with additional activity bundles that offer a variety of bucket-list activities such as: Sunset and sunrise hot air balloon rides, vintage aircraft flights, as well as several unique gastronomy experiences. 

Winter at Tantora will bring 12 weekends of wonder to the AlUla oasis, inspired by its spectacular scenery. Home to archaeological treasures, natural beauty and magnificent monuments that span millennia, AlUla is set on the ancient incense route between Southern Arabia and Egypt. It became a hub of commercial and cultural exchange because a lush oasis valley ran through it, creating an ideal environment for civilizations to flourish.

Providing hotel booking options for over 1.5 million properties around the globe, flight bookings on over 450 airlines and complete holiday packages, Almosafer boasts various convenienat booking solutions for any type of travel needs.