STA launches Winter Season on its Visit Saudi platform

Visitors take photos of a musician playing an Arabic traditional instrument at Souq Al Ahsa World Heritage UNESCO Village. (REUTERS file photo)
Visitors take photos of a musician playing an Arabic traditional instrument at Souq Al Ahsa World Heritage UNESCO Village. (REUTERS file photo)
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Updated 01 December 2021

STA launches Winter Season on its Visit Saudi platform

Visitors take photos of a musician playing an Arabic traditional instrument at Souq Al Ahsa World Heritage UNESCO Village. (REUTERS file photo)
  • Options include city experiences and outdoor excursions tailored to colder months

RIYADH: The Saudi Tourism Authority has launched events and seasons through its Visit Saudi platform for the winter months.

From city experiences to outdoor excursions, the event schedule is filled with activities best experienced during the cold season.

Saudi Arabia is experiencing rapid growth through the interaction of visitors and tourists from inside and outside the Kingdom with all seasons, events, packages, and various destinations that have emerged through the platform, the official identity of Saudi tourism supervised by STA.

Through the Visit Saudi platform, visitors can find suitable packages and trips, and entertainment activities available until March 2022. STA is working with partners from the public and private sectors to promote this economic and social development that contributes to providing investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies, and job opportunities for the young men and women of the Kingdom.

After the great successes it has achieved in revitalizing local tourism during the past few years, STA will work during the current winter season to attract tourists from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the wider Middle East.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Through the Visit Saudi platform, visitors can find suitable packages and trips, and entertainment activities available until March 2022.

• STA is working with partners from the public and private sectors to promote this economic and social development that contributes to providing investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized companies, and job opportunities for the young men and women of the Kingdom.

STA is also collaborating with the Saudi tourism sector to generate one million job opportunities, reaching 100 million annual visits, and raising the tourism sector’s contribution to GDP to 10 percent by 2030.

The Kingdom is witnessing a great tourist revival which reflects the extent of the government’s interest in the sector, one of the fastest-growing in the world, with a promising future as one of the most important pillars in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

Last year, STA launched its Saudi Winter season from Dec. 10 until the end of March 2021. Visitors were provided with over 300 experiences and packages offered by more than 200 private sector establishments during the season. The campaign allowed Saudi nationals and non-Saudi residents traveling as families, in groups, or as individuals, and GCC nationals, to discover the Kingdom’s geographical and climate diversity.