The Red Sea just welcomed its first guests to the destination
The first visitors included a delegation of Saudi ministers and visionary leaders…
It’s a milestone moment for the Red Sea Global, as the first Red Sea guests have officially landed in the destination.
Landing at Red Sea International Airport, aboard a special-edition liveried SAUDIA flight from Riyadh, Red Sea Global, the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala, welcomed high-profile guests to the Red Sea destination.
We’re delighted to welcome our first guests to @VisitRedSea. Their Highnesses, a delegation of Saudi ministers & visionary leaders arrived this morning via @Saudi_Airlines. This milestone heralds a new era of tourism in Saudi Arabia & beyond. Read more: https://t.co/0XLPj3B56l pic.twitter.com/yot0WHWo1o
— Red Sea Global (@RedSeaGlobal) October 11, 2023
Among the first flock of visitors to the area were the Minister of Culture, H.H. Prince Badr Al-Saud, Minister of Commerce, H.E. Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Alkassabi, the Governor of the Public Investment Fund, H.E. Yasir Othman Al-Rumayyan, and CEO of Saudi Tourism Authority, Fahd Hamidaddin.
More about the visit…
Visitors to the destination were given a tour of the stunning area, including a stop at the St. Regis Red Sea Resort, an overnight stay at Six Senses Southern Dunes, the first hotel to open at The Red Sea destination, and a tour of the experiences on offer for guests including watersports, diving and in-land adventure.
The first seaplane company in the Kingdom, Fly Red Sea, was also launched during the visit. The planes will be transporting guests across the gorgeous crystal-clear waters to The Red Sea’s island resorts, including St. Regis Red Sea Resort and Nujuma, A Ritz Carlton Reserve.
Flights to the Red Sea International Airport are also happening weekly. The maiden flight, SV1571, landed on the newly inaugurated runway on Thursday September 21, which marked the start of a new twice-weekly service from Riyadh to RSI. The flights return to Riyadh later the same day.
On the occasion, John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global said “We always set out to lead the way, by doing things differently, and doing them in the right way for people and the planet. Today, as the first of the original giga-projects to welcome guests, we are once again leading from the front.”