WTM London 2021: Saudi Arabia showcases offering as industry gathers

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.

Despite the problem of the pandemic, Saudi’s tourism sector has witnessed sturdy development over the previous eighteen months.

Domestic tourism within the nation noticed a 96 per cent enhance in home journey following in depth funding, the event of recent tourism affords and the attraction of recent vacation spot administration corporations to the market.

As worldwide journey begins to recuperate, Saudi has a fee 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 totally immunised.

As the nation rolls out a complete program of way of life 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 Red 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, stated: “The pandemic introduced into sharp aid 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 largest international journey occasions is a robust assertion of our dedication to immediately have interaction and encourage the worldwide tourism sector as we emerge from the constraints of the pandemic.

“Tourism relies heavily on cross-border and industry collaboration and WTM is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet like-minded partners to find collaborative solutions to global challenges.”

As confidence in worldwide journey slowly rises, international journey occasions can be vital in partaking commerce companions to not solely assist them develop their enterprise however to drive visitation to Saudi.

Fahd Hamidaddin, chief govt of Saudi Tourism Authority, stated: “Saudi is taking its place on the worldwide tourism stage, driving efforts to fulfill the calls for of worldwide 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 placed to offer visitors the reassurances they need as they seek new tourism experiences after the lockdown.”

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