Successful opening of WTM London 2022
The three-day event is held in person at ExCel London
WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-see three-day exhibition for the global travel and tourism industry. The show facilitates business connections for the global travel (leisure) community. Senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international media visit ExCeL London each November, generating travel industry deals.
Saudi Arabia, the true home of Arabia, has been announced as a Premier Partner of World Travel Market London 2022 for the second consecutive year.
Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 strategy is an ambitious plan for the future that is transforming Saudi Arabia, creating prosperity and opportunity, with tourism at its core. Aiming to welcome 100 million visitors by 2030, Saudi joins partners and delegates at WTM to showcase a destination offering like no other.
Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Board Member of the Saudi Tourism Authority, said:
“Saudi is the world's fastest growing tourism destination in the G20 and presents unparalleled new business opportunities for partners looking to deliver experiences in the world. the last unexplored frontier of leisure tourism. Returning to London as WTM's premier partner for the second year in a row, Saudi will capture the hearts, minds and imaginations of travelers at the world's leading industry event."
High personalities from the Saudi delegation will participate in the debates during the WTM in London. Fahd Hamidaddin, CEO and Board Member of the Saudi Tourism Authority, will be joined by trend expert Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future, on the future stage of 'The Future of Travel Starts Now'. On the sustainability stage, Saudi Arabian leaders will show the ways they are increasing reliance on clean energy, offsetting emissions, and protecting the environment, in line with Vision 2030 goals.
Hotel industry players are investing in Saudi Arabia, showing great confidence in the future of the Saudi tourism sector. As the world's largest investor in tourism, WTM delegates will learn more about how Saudi Arabia is working with partners to create unparalleled offers and packages for travellers. Today, it is easier than ever for visitors to explore the true home of Arabia. Saudi Arabia recently expanded eVisa regulations to allow UK, US and EU residents to apply for a visa on arrival.
In addition, Saudi Arabia is working with business partners and the Saudi Air Connectivity Program to increase international flight connectivity from 99 to more than 250 destinations by 2030. Earlier this year, Wizz Air launched 20 new routes from Europe to Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam in Saudi Arabia, offering affordable flights. trips for tourists and residents in Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Juliette Losardo, Exhibition Director at World Travel Market London, said:
“WTM London is delighted to welcome Saudi as its premier partner for the second year in a row, building on the successes of 2021. Saudi has ambitious goals to grow its tourism sector. and WTM offers an unprecedented opportunity for Saudi Arabia to share its diverse range of tourism products and investment opportunities with key business buyers and media outlets around the world.”
“This November, World Travel Market welcomes visitors from around the world to its 42nd edition, a community event that drives critical business conversations and deals, fueling a thriving industry. World Travel Market is seizing the opportunity to work with Saudi Arabia on its journey to develop, promote and enable an internationally competitive tourism sector as a key pillar of Vision 2030."