Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market (STTIM 2015), the biggest event of the tourism industry in the Kingdom, concluded on Friday.
It came up with a comprehensive plan after a series of brainstorming sessions, workshops and exhibitions seeking public and private partnerships toward sustainable development in the ever-growing tourism sector.
The growing pattern of domestic tourism can be noted with the fact that the Saudi tourism portal www.sauditour.info received two million visits.
Continuing to expand in its eighth session, STTIM 2015 conducted more than 40 workshops and lectures during the scientific sessions that focused on tourism work force, especially benefit of the employees in tourism sector.
Presented by local and international experts, it was aimed at stimulating awareness of tourism, developing personal skills and preparing them for the investment opportunities available to the private sector, which will contribute in raising the quality of tourism products and services.
As successive rounds of STTIM aimed to upgrade the forum’s content and meet the requirements of tourism, STTIM 2015 assumed greater significance with the bigger and better forum this year that discussed the challenges and key issues facing the sector.
Moreover, the accompanying exhibition provided local and foreign participants with the opportunity to learn more about the tourism projects and tourism companies as well as their investment potential.
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) President Prince Sultan bin Salman toured the exhibition’s different sections, including the pavilions for tourism development councils, national travel and tourism companies, hotels and public departments, besides the pavilion of SCTA and its branches.
During the tour, he met with the staff of the sponsoring authorities such as Saudi Arabian Airlines, nasair, the Anjam Hotel, SCTA’s partner, Saudi Post, Elaf Group, sliver sponsor, Al Hokair Group, hospitality sponsor, and the directors of SCTA branches across the Kingdom.
Prince Sultan also met artisans participating in the exhibition through the National Handicraft Program (Bari) and interacted with a number of exhibition visitors.