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Accessible Tourism Workshop Jeddah. Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market, Riyadh


Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2012 logoENAT Members are leading a workshop on accessible tourism in Jeddah and participating in the Saudi Travel Market conference in Riyadh this April, discussing experiences and strategies with the Arab tourism sector, public authorities, chambers of commerce, researchers and NGOs.

Tourism for All - A Partnership for Sustainable Development

Saudi Arabia is entering a new phase of comprehensive development focusing on a number of vital sectors that include tourism and advertisement.

The Saudi Travel & Tourism Investment Market covers all travel and tourism Investment aspects in Saudi Arabia through a combined conference and exhibition aiming to present and promote the investment opportunities and tourism services and products.

The conference highlights the investment opportunities and the available potential in the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investments Market, and covers the tourism development strategies related to the business sector.

The exhibition offers an opportunity to exhibitors to reach the lucrative Saudi travel and tourism market; with the largest economy in the Middle East:

  • Providing a unique and effective opportunity and venue for the entire travel and tourism industry of the kingdom to get together and conduct business;
  • Helping integrate the disparate sectors of the tourism industry by taking a holistic or total approach to the industry, rather than focusing on individual sectors only;
  • Focusing wide and positive attention on the Saudi Tourism industry by showcasing it as a major destination and by raising the profile of the tourism industry as an important contributor to the kingdoms economy.

Accessible Tourism in the Spotlight

Shopping in Riyadh by Alan Light Photo: Shopping in Riyadh by Alan Light, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Accessible Tourism for All is the theme of an evening workshop session at the Investment Market in Riyadh on 3rd April and at a one-day Workshop in Jeddah. 

The workshops are being held under the auspices of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce, respectively, and with the participation of the Arab Tourism Organisation and the Prince Salman Centre for Disability Research, amongst others.

Workshop speakers will present and discuss their experiences, research results and strategic plans from countries, destinations and attractions in Europe and the Middle East, showing how accessibility for people with disabilities and other specific requirements is being integrated in all parts of the tourism value chain.

From the website of the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market:

Saudi Arabia generates a combined annual tourism market of almost 52 billion Saudi Riyals (10.4 billion Euro).

Saudi Arabia is one of the top 22 inbound travel markets in the world. Inbound tourism has risen by 11% over the last two years. Saudi Arabia’s tourism industry is greatly under served and requires billions of Saudi Riyals in investment to develop to its full potential and is poised for extensive expansion and growth.

General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Start Date: 02/04/2012
End Date: 03/04/2012




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