Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has ramped up its travel trade activities and consumer awareness campaigns in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in an effort to draw more visitors from the GCC market.
During the first nine months of this year, RAKTDA reported an upturn of 18% in the number of Saudi visitors staying in Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels, compared to the same period in 2015. For the month of September, Saudi visitors to Ras Al Khaimah increased by 39% compared to September 2015.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosted a travel trade roadshow in Saudi Arabia this week in partnership with Emirates Airline.
More than 85 stakeholders from the Saudi travel trade attended the roadshow which comprised awareness workshops for the travel trade in Jeddah and Riyadh on 9th and 10th October.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA, commented: “The UAE is already a very popular choice for Saudi tourists, and we are rapidly establishing Ras Al Khaimah as an exciting new destination for visitors from the Kingdom.
“Located only 45 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah is gearing up to welcome even more Saudi tourists who choose to visit the emirate as both a standalone holiday and as an add-on to their Dubai trip.”