It rises, mirage like, from the desert floor. But I'm not hallucinating, I'm gazing at the world's largest reflective building
Saudi Arabia plans to target international transit passenger traffic with its new national airline, going head-to-head with Gulf giants Emirates and Qatar Airways.
Saudi Arabia isn't on the radar of many travellers, but has a very big tourism target: 100 million holidaymakers a year by 2030.
Saudi Arabia will drop its strict dress code for foreign women as it seeks for the first time to lure holidaymakers and the spending that could help develop the kingdom's economy away from its reliance on oil.
One runway runs across a busy road, another through a golf course. Take a look at some of the world's strangest airports.
However you like your hotels, the upcoming year is sure to please, with architectural acrobatics, spectacular renovations and innovative technologies colluding to produce some fantastic new accommodation offerings.
I've always thought that "bucket list" was a particularly unattractive expression for the ultimate journeys.