The seventh edition of Riyadh Travel Fair (RTF 2015), a significant annual event where the world's major travel and tourism companies gather under one roof, will open on Tuesday to travel and tourism

professionals as well as the general public keen to discover more about exciting and exotic travel destinations.
According to ASAS exhibitions, the organizer of the fair that is being held here at the Four Seasons hotel, the RTF 2015 edition is going to be the largest travel and tourism exhibition in the Kingdom to date with a substantial increase of 20 percent in the number of exhibitors as against those who participated in RTF 2014.
"This time 200 exhibitors from 50 countries have confirmed participation for the fair," the organizers said on Monday. The exhibitors have come from all around the world with travel agency and online booking site representatives.
Bander Al-Gryni, ASAS exhibitions general manager, said: "We proudly announce RTF 2015 that opens Tuesday and ends April 17 as the biggest travel and tourism trade show in the Kingdom specialized in B2C and B2B dealings after continuous successes since its inception in 2009."
He added: "Representatives from different countries are participating in the mega travel fair to showcase and share their valuable expertise."
According to the organizers, the visitors this year will have direct access with participating tourism authorities, hotels, airlines and travel agents.
The fair, considered as a market for introducing new products, services and investments, and providing major tourist companies in the world, aims to provide the opportunity for the different tourist and travel organizations to showcase
their programs and activities.
They include investment opportunities in the tourism sector across the Kingdom and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and also to the tourist investment companies enabling them exchange experiences in the field of tourist products and services.
Significantly, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) figures suggests that tourism expenditure increased to about SR 59 billion, whereas statistics from the Tourist Information
and Research Center (MAS), an affiliate of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) estimated that over SR24 billion was spent on external tourism last year by more than four million Saudi travelers during the summer holiday season.

Source: arabnews