The 12th edition of the Fair will be held after a two-year-long hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will open its doors to exhibitors, trade visitors and travel enthusiasts from May 22-24. The three-day fair will be held for the first time at the newly developed exhibition centre; Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Demand from exhibitors to participate in the event has been extremely strong, with most of the available spaces fully booked. Some spaces do remain available however, which once finalised will see more than 300 participants representing tourism boards, airlines, Destination Management Companies (DMCs), hotels and resorts, and tour operators from over 40 countries in attendance.
A key theme at Riyadh Travel Fair 2022 will be ‘Safe & Meaningful Travel Following a Covid Pandemic World’. Through various platforms a number of networking events and business opportunities for participants will be held over the course of the three days, as well as providing an opportunity for exhibitors to meet with Riyadh’s travelling public and popular influencers and media representatives.
15 new destinations and companies are participating for the first time in the annual exhibition, including representatives from Thailand, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, Maldives, and Philippines among others.
30 percent of exhibitors hail from the Middle East and North Africa region, making the mix of exhibitors extremely international. Other regions well represented include East Asia and Europe.