Jeddah Forum for Tourism opens on high note


Saudi Gazette

— The Jeddah Forum for Tourism and Entertainment was launched by the Mayor of Jeddah Hani Abu Ras at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel on Monday.

The Forum opening celebration started with a tour in the Forum exhibition by the mayor, alongside the head of the tourism committee at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI), and chairman of the Jeddah Forum for Tourism and Entertainment Prince Abdullah Al-Saud.

A video presentation was held later explaining the development of Jeddah City, the development of tourism, and entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia.

Then Prince Abdullah Al-Saud delivered a speech, saying “our forum has increased brilliance and beauty by the support, and sponsorship of Makkah Province Governor and Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Khalid Al-Faisal, and the Makkah Deputy Governor Prince Abdullah Bin Bandar. I thank them for their tremendous support for us, and the tourism industry. I also thank all the organizers, and the sponsors of this Forum.”

Then Mayor Hani Abu Ras and Prince Abdullah Al-Saud honored the sponsors, and organizers of the Forum.

Prince Abdullah Al-Saud told the Saudi Gazette: “I think the future of the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia without a doubt is a brilliant one because of the newly revealed tourism projects in the various provinces Al-Riyad, Makkah, Eastern and Southern provinces. Without a doubt in the next five years, Saudi Arabia is going to witness a large boost in the quality of the Saudi tourism industry that suits the aspirations of tourist-visitor to Saudi Arabia.”

The Forum aims at highlighting the importance of investing, and working in the tourism and entertainment industry in Saudi Arabia. The academic Partner in the Forum, King Abdulaziz University, was represented by the dean of the tourism faculty Dr. Ibrahim Al Sini, who told the Saudi Gazette: “We associated in this Forum because of its importance for our students, and now if we ask every student about tourism, he will tell us that the future is in the tourism, and entertainment industry because of the integrated Saudi Vision 2030.”

The exhibition at the Forum displayed the products and services of many hotels, entertainment centers, event management companies, kids amusement parks, and products that represent the Saudi art and culture. The Forum started on Monday, and will wind up today (Oct. 11).