Riyadh Travel Fair is postponed for the second time
The fair will now take place from March 15 to 18, 2021…
If you’re in the GCC travel industry, you’ll probably have the Riyadh Travel Fair on your radar. Well, there’s now a little bit longer to wait, as it has been postponed for the second time. It will now take place from March 15 to 18, 2021.
The second postponement is in light of the impact of COVID-19 on both the events and travel industry. The Riyadh Travel Fair is the largest tourism and travel exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When the event does go ahead, it will host 250 exhibitors from over 50 countries, and is expected to attract 30,000 visitors.
Mr Bandar Al-Quarani, General Manager of ASAS Exhibition and Conference Organising Company, said, “While our travel partners and visiting public were looking extremely forward to another exciting edition of the Riyadh Travel Fair, our concern for public health and safety during this pandemic necessitated its 2nd time postponement.”
Wondering whether to exhibit at the Riyadh Travel Fair? Well, the official website says these are the reasons that you should:
||Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency figures indicated that tourism expenditure increased to about S.R. 68 Billion.|
||Statistics of the Tourist Information and Research Center in the Saudi Arabia estimated that the Saudis spending on external tourism, exceeded S.R.29 billion, last year, paid by more than four million Saudi travelers during the summer vacations.|
||Increase of external travelers numbers the Eid’s (Religious Festival) vacations by about (3.4) travelers.|
||Government estimations expected that the Saudi internal tourism expenditures may reach up to SAR 100 Billion by the 2020.|
||Saudis occupy the first place internationally in term of tourist expenditure.|
||According to the classification of the World Economic Forum WEF of the United Nations International Tourist Organization, Saudi Arabia occupies the first place among (139) countries in the annual data comprehensiveness index for the travel and tourism sector.|