Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority participates in World Tourism Exhibition

Visitors are seen at the Saudi pavilion of the World Tourism Exhibition in Berlin, Germany. (SPA)
Updated 09 March 2019

Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority participates in World Tourism Exhibition

  • Saudi pavilion invites investors into Red Sea, tourism and Kingdom's other big projects

BERLIN, Germany: The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) is participating in the World Tourism Exhibition through its pavilion titled “Invest in Saudi Arabia.”
The exhibition was launched on Wednesday in Berlin, and will continue until March 10. SAGIA’s participation aims to open channels of communication with world leaders in the tourism industry, and allow foreign companies to invest in the Kingdom’s leisure and hospitality sector through its pavilion.
The Red Sea project, the Amaala project, Knowledge Economic City and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage are participating in the exhibition, which is considered one of the world’s largest specializing in travel and tourism.
The exhibition aims to enable participants to communicate with investors, tourism operators and destination developers.
SAGIA recently organized two forums in India and China, in which more than 25 agencies from the government and private sectors participated. The forums culminated in the signing of 46 agreements and the granting of eight licenses.

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

Updated 12 December 2019

Fifth Jeddah International Book Fair opened by Makkah governor

JEDDAH: Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, the governor of Makkah, officially opened the fifth edition of the Jeddah International Book Fair on Wednesday.

The prince toured the event, at which 400 publishing houses from 40 countries are taking part, and honored three renowned figures from the local literature and media scenes: Dr. Hashem Abdo Hashem, the former editor in chief of Okaz newspaper; writer Abdel Fattah Abu Madian; and writer Meshaal bin Muhammad Al-Sudairy.

Prince Mishaal bin Majed, the governor of Jeddah and chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, thanked Price Khalid for his support of the fair since it was founded. He also expressed his gratitude to King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support.

He added that the success of the event is the result of the hard work of a number of organizations. In particular, he wished the Ministry of Culture continued success in organizing the fair as part of its efforts to develop culture in the Kingdom as one of the pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

Other VIP guests and dignitaries at the inauguration of the fair included Prince Badr bin Sultan, the deputy governor of Makkah; Prince Saud bin Abdullah, adviser to the governor of Makkah; and Prince Khalid bin Mishaal, deputy governor of Jeddah.

The book fair continues at Land of Events in South Abhur until Dec. 21.