Riyadh is a famous city in the Middle East, which is the capital of Saudi Arabia and is also reputed for its rich cultural background. Hence, it is also a popular tourist destination among all travellers across the world. Apart from amazing tourist sites, this city is also a favourite among tourists for its vibrant nature. Different cultural events are held in this city at different times of the year, among which the Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) is a notable one.
Riyadh Travel Fair 2022 is an important event that is usually held every year. Most renowned travel and tourist enterprises of Saudi Arabia join hands with GCC and other international companies and foreign countries, to make this event successful. It offers a great opportunity to the world’s leading tourist companies to promote their products or services, resulting in more investments in the tourism industry.
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Riyadh Travel Fair returns after 2 years absence
The Riyadh Travel Fair was not organised for the last 2 years due to the pandemic of COVID-19. So, the 12th edition of this event will be organised in 2022, as it was started in 2009. This year, it will be held for 3 days, starting from May 22 till May 24. As it is a comeback after 2 years, its official organiser ASAS Exhibitions has decided to organise it in a grand way this year. ASAS Exhibitions And Conference Organising Company are now known to organise all exhibitions and conferences of healthcare, educational, industrial, and commercial sectors in Riyadh and other cities of Saudi Arabia. It offers the best organising services to all government and private sectors’ events, with the best facilities and manpower. The Riyadh Travel Fair will be held for the first time at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre (RICEC), which is just newly developed for holding international exhibitions or art conventions of the Arab Union. All necessary facilities for exhibitors and visitors are available at this centre, for which it is specifically chosen to be the venue of RTF.
Exhibitor list of Riyadh Travel Fair 2022
More than 300 exhibitors are supposed to participate in the Riyadh Travel Fair this year. Till now, the final list of exhibitors has not been announced by the organiser, as some spaces are yet to be booked. However, there is a huge craze among potential exhibitors this time and most of the spaces are already booked. Several tourism boards of foreign countries, hotels and resorts, private tour operators, airlines, and Destination Management Companies from more than 40 countries will be participating in this upcoming fair. As far known, 15 new Destination Management companies are going to join this event, to promote their services and sightseeing at their places. Moreover, representatives from tourism departments of Thailand, Maldives, Mauritius, the Philippines, Azerbaijan, and South Africa will be participating in this fair to encourage international tourists to visit their countries. 30% of participants will be coming from the Middle East and North African countries. Hence, there is a high demand for Dubai to Riyadh flight tickets at the time of this fair, as people want to attend this event in person.
What Bandar Algryni, General Manager of ASAS Exhibitions said?
Bander Algryni is the General Manager of ASAS Exhibitions, which is the organiser of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2022. He commented that they are so delighted to be back after 2 years. It was also great to see the reviving of the travel and tourism industry after the setback caused by the pandemic. He also expressed happiness in finding so many new participants in this Riyadh Travel Fair 2022, which means the enthusiasm of travel industry owners in promoting their services to global tourists. The addition of new events to the next RTF edition is also encouraging to the organiser of this fair. Thus, it is expected to be a great experience for both participants and visitors of this fair, opening up the entire world for travel to them.
Key theme of Riyadh Travel Fair
The main theme of the Riyadh Travel Fair is “Safe and Meaningful Travel Following COVID Pandemic World”. According to the organiser, participants will get many opportunities to interact with passionate tourists during these 3 days. They will convince travellers of safe tours, with all necessary precautions against COVID-19. Thus, this fair is expected to boost the tourism industries of all participating countries, through all the events organised for better networking. Exhibitors will get the chance to speak to media persons and promote travelling to different destinations that will be profitable for this industry. They can also hope to be introduced to probable investors from other industrial fields who are interested in the tourism industry.
The fair was first organised in 2009
The Riyadh Travel Fair has always been successful since it started in 2009. Since then it was known as the most popular event among passionate travellers not only from Saudi Arabia but also from other parts of the Middle East. Tourists from other countries also visited this famous event, to fulfil their thirst for knowledge about different tourist destinations of the world. Except for the last 2 years, this fair has been held every year in Riyadh since 2009. Different tourism industries from other countries had reported their business growth after participating in this fair in previous sessions.
Ideal platform for trade professionals
Professionals associated with the tourism industry cannot miss this Riyadh Travel Fair. It is the best platform for them to reach out to potential travellers who are eager to explore new places. They can promote many new destinations in their countries to enthusiastic tourists and attract them to visit those places. Hence, this event is now recognized as the most popular one where passionate travellers can gather useful information about the destinations that they are interested in visiting.
Therefore, everyone hopes Riyadh Travel Fair 2022 to be a great success after the pandemic situation of 2 years. This fair is expected to be a turnaround for the tourism industry worldwide, mainly for participant countries.