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Riyadh Travel Fair 2018 looks to attract over 30,000 visitors


Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF) 2018 will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year from 10-13 April 2018. The four-day fair is scheduled to be held at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh and will showcase business networking opportunities, seminar sessions, ministerial discussions and recognition of the tourism industry’s achievements.

The 2018 edition will be the largest on record with an increase in both number of exhibitors and expected visitor arrivals. More than 270 exhibitors will be present representing more than 50 countries. Over 50 national and regional pavilions will have a presence.

“Last year the Riyadh Travel Fair featured 270 exhibitors with visitor attendance at 27,329. That was an increase of 30% compared to the 2016 edition. This year will continue our year-on-year growth as exhibitors hit over 270 and expected visitors numbers over 30,000,” said Bander’ Al Gryni, General Manager ASAS Exhibitions – organizer of Riyadh Travel Fair.

Al Gryni further explained: “Year after year, we have seen a consistent positive growth on number of participants, exhibitors and attendees at RTF. With Saudi nationals increasingly travelling both domestically and overseas, the opportunities presented for domestic and overseas destinations, hospitality service providers and other tourism related businesses, to directly meet with the kingdom’s leading travel professionals and travellers has never been more significant.”

The Arabian Gulf region will have a strong presence at the fair including pavilions sponsored by; Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority (Strategic Partner), Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority (Platinum Sponsor), Indonesia Tourism (Diamond Sponsor), Al-Riyadh Travel & Tourism (Gold Sponsors), Czech Republic Tourism (Silver Sponsor). National pavilions confirmed to attend include those of: Egypt, Bahrain, Poland, South Korea, Greece, Austria, Hungary, Jordan, Philippines, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Holland, Sweden, Nordics, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Mauritius, to name just a few.