Consequent to its first ever participation in OTM in India, Saudi lately held its inaugural in-person India journey commerce roadshow, connecting key companions and stakeholders throughout completely different Indian cities.
Greater than 500 main Indian journey commerce gamers in several cities had been engaged and educated on the variety of the nation’s product providing because the world’s must-visit leisure tourism destination. The week-long tour additionally noticed the signing of 14 MoU’s with a few of India’s main regional commerce companions.
“As we work in the direction of reaching our bold tourism objectives, we’re dedicated to constructing and solidifying relationships with key companions to assist us unlock precedence supply markets and drive quantity and development. The internet hosting of our first ever Indian roadshow throughout 4 cities and OTM participation created a possibility for our commerce companions to return collectively to find the variety of Saudi’s tourism ecosystem, to allow and empower them to supply an thrilling new vacation spot to Indian travellers,” stated Alhasan Aldabbagh, President – APAC Markets, Saudi Tourism Authority.
Targetting greater than 70 million guests in 2022, Saudi is constructing on its 2021 success, with its tourism industry witnessing 121 per cent restoration to pre-pandemic ranges. In 2022, the nation’s dedication to its tourism improvement was recognised by the World Financial Discussion board’s Journey and Tourism Growth Index (TTDI), the place Saudi gained 10 spots within the international rating.
Since opening to leisure tourism in 2019, Saudi has constructed a aggressive supply centered round genuine Arabian tradition, wealthy heritage, distinctive landscapes and a quickly increasing leisure and life-style supply.
In India, Saudi has established a presence with native consultant workplaces in New Delhi and Mumbai and is dedicated to constructing capability and demand via improved connectivity, strategic agreements with key companions, and the opening of country-specific DMCs.
“The great thing about Saudi lies in its variety, authenticity and the nice and cozy hospitality of the Saudi individuals,” stated Aldabbagh.
House to 6 UNESCO World Heritage websites and greater than 10,000 archaeological websites, in addition to the mountainous Asir area – which incorporates Rijal Almaa, voted a UNWTO ‘finest tourism village’ in 2021 – and the humanities and tradition hub of Jeddah, the Saudi tourism ecosystem continues to remodel and evolve.