Spain Tourism successfully organizes its first post-pandemic travel and trade roadshows in the GCC

 Wednesday, November 10, 2021 

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Spain Tourism successfully organized its first post-pandemic travel and trade roadshows in the GCC with the lifting of international travel bans. The first roadshow took place in Jeddah, followed by an event in Riyadh, and one in Dubai.
All three events witnessedbig crowds as key travel agents and industry experts were excited to learn more about Spain’s new promotions and offerings after simplification of international travel restrictions.


There were participations of partners from the regions of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Andalusia and Costa del Sol in the events, along with renowned hotel and DMC partners from Spain.


Mr. AmeenSaduk, General Manager of Al Maha United Travel, said after his participation in the Jeddah roadshow, “This is my first physical roadshow post pandemic and I thank Spain Tourism for the tremendous effort. The roadshow allowed us to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones with our partners in Spain, which will help us in creating new holiday packages for the Saudi traveller in the coming months.Now that the agents in Jeddah are more familiar with Spain, there will be a great demand for the destination in the KSA market, and we expect an upcoming growth in the number of Saudi visitors to Spain”.


Daniel Rosado, Director of Spain Tourism – GCC said, “We are very pleased to see the impressive turnout of travel agents and industry leaders at all 3 events, and it is always great to hear that many agencies are eager to resume promoting Spain now that travel restrictions have been lifted. With our continuous efforts to strengthen the connections between the region’s outbound travel professionals and Spain Tourism’s travel industry partners, we are hopeful that the numbers of Saudi and GCC visitors to Spain will grow in the coming period, especially with winter holiday seasons coming up.”

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