A gathering to discuss issues of hospitality and accommodation in Saudi Arabia

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A gathering to discuss issues of hospitality and accommodation in Saudi Arabia


Monday – 21 Muharram 1443 AH – 30 August 2021 AD Issue No. [
15616]

Riyadh: Fath Al-Rahman Yusuf

At a time when Saudi Arabia continues to strengthen its position as one of the main destinations for tourism globally, the Kingdom is preparing to host the major event for accommodation and hotel, next September, as the Hotel Show will move from Jeddah (west of the Kingdom) to Riyadh, in its new version, to discuss issues and affairs related to To develop and develop the hospitality sector.
Two years ago, the Kingdom launched a strategy that works to provide one million jobs for girls and young people in the tourism sectors, which supports reducing unemployment to 6 percent, and transforming Saudi cities into one of the best tourist destinations in the world, while 500,000 tourist visas were issued before the “Corona” pandemic. Within the framework of the tourism strategy target, which aims to attract 100 million tourists in 2030.
During the past short period, the Kingdom achieved the construction of 163 new hotels and 72,600 additional hotel rooms, in addition to an increase in the supply of rooms by 61.1 percent during the next three years.
Saudi Arabia’s direction to achieve the world’s largest plan to build hotels is in line with the expectations of the global real estate company, Colliers International, that the Kingdom will witness an increase in the number of visitors to it by 38 percent to 21.3 million visitors, by 2024.
By 2030, the kingdom will have attracted more than 220 billion riyals ($58.6 billion) of investments in the tourism sector, which will contribute 10 percent of GDP.
Jasmeet Bakshi, Director of Group Events at dmg event, the organizer of the hotel show in Saudi Arabia, said that the successive developments in the changing hospitality landscape in the Kingdom necessitate adapting to changing preferences, to determine the ability to compete in the growing accommodation and hospitality market in the country. He added that the “Hotel Show” event in Riyadh revolves around helping participants in the hospitality industry to keep pace with modern requirements and plan for the future.


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