Published on : Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The 7th Jeddah International Travel and Tourism Exhibition will be held this Wednesday at the Hilton Hotel Jeddah. It will be attended by 160 exhibitors from 20 countries. JTTX promotes domestic, regional and international tourism and features global attractions for promoting world tourism. As per a Public Authority for Tourism and National Heritage report, the first nine months of 2016 showed a high volume of tourism, which was 24% high from 2015.
Local tourism contribution was 2.9%. JTTX is a leading industry exhibition in Saudi Arabia, showcasing the importance of travel and tourism and contributing to the development of local economy. The tourism sector of Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing in the world.
According to the UNWTO World Tourism, Saudi Arabia saw a 14% tourism growth in 2014 and was the fifth best performer globally. Tourism is essential for economic development of the Kingdom and all government agencies and sectors are doing everything for development of the sector and improving its performance. Sultan Al-Mansouri, director of Abu Dhabi Authority for Tourism and Culture, said JTTX is one of the leading exhibitions in the Gulf States and contributes greatly towards improving the status of Abu Dhabi on world tourism map. It hosts participants from both the private and public sectors.
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