Saudi Arabia has joined WTM London 2021, bringing collectively key companions and cementing its presence on the most iconic occasion within the annual tourism calendar.
Regardless of the problem of the pandemic, Saudi’s tourism sector has witnessed robust progress over the previous eighteen months.
Home tourism within the nation noticed a 96 per cent enhance in home journey following in depth funding, the event of recent tourism provides and the attraction of recent vacation spot administration corporations to the market.
As worldwide journey begins to get better, Saudi has a price of Covid-19 an infection far beneath the worldwide common and a nationwide vaccine program that has seen greater than 60 per cent of the inhabitants absolutely immunised.
Because the nation rolls out a complete program of life-style and leisure occasions, the main focus is now on inspiring and interesting worldwide commerce companions.
Saudi’s interactive pavilion at WTM captures the creativeness of occasion attendees and journey commerce professionals by immersing them within the scents, sights and sounds of Saudi.
The pavilion showcases the nation’s high vacationer locations, from the pristine shoreline of the Crimson Sea to the breath-taking heritage websites of Alula and Diriyah.
And it delights guests by performing arts and distinctive Saudi fashions.
Ahmed Al Khateeb, minister of tourism, mentioned: “The pandemic introduced into sharp reduction the worldwide significance of the tourism sector and the crucial for worldwide collaboration at each stage to drive the redesign of tourism for the long run.
“Saudi’s presence at one of many greatest international journey occasions is a powerful assertion of our dedication to straight interact and encourage the worldwide tourism sector as we emerge from the constraints of the pandemic.
“Tourism depends closely on cross-border and trade collaboration and WTM is a unbelievable alternative for us to satisfy like-minded companions to seek out collaborative options to international challenges.”
As confidence in worldwide journey slowly rises, international journey occasions will probably be vital in participating commerce companions to not solely assist them develop their enterprise however to drive visitation to Saudi.
Fahd Hamidaddin, chief govt of Saudi Tourism Authority, mentioned: “Saudi is taking its place on the worldwide tourism stage, driving efforts to satisfy the calls for of world travellers as we proceed to open our arms and open our hearts to the world.
“Travellers need two quite simple issues from locations post-Covid-19 – private security and ease of entry.
“Saudi is ideally positioned to supply guests the reassurances they want as they search new tourism experiences after the lockdown.”