Saudi Press

Saudi Arabia and the world
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Saudi Arabia and UK Tourism Agencies Sign MoU to Boost Collaboration and Growth

Saudi Arabia and UK Tourism Agencies Sign MoU to Boost Collaboration and Growth

The Saudi Tourism Authority and VisitBritain, the UK's national tourism agency, have signed a declaration of intent to collaborate and share expertise on tourism growth.
The UK expects 240,000 visitors from Saudi Arabia this year, a 9% increase from 2019, with travelers spending £752 million ($65.56 million), a 20% increase since 2019.

UK Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer emphasized the importance of this partnership to encourage more Saudis and Britons to travel between the two countries, as Saudi Arabia undergoes significant societal and economic changes.

The UK Secretary of State, Lucy Frazer, expressed her country's desire to be a strong partner with Saudi Arabia in tourism, collaborating in areas such as knowledge, expertise, and best practice sharing.

The signing of the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between VisitBritain and the Saudi Tourism Authority was attended by Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb, Vice Minister of Tourism Princess Haifa Al-Saud, and Saudi Tourism Authority CEO Fahd Hamidaddin, along with Nick de Bois, VisitBritain's chairman, and Patricia Yates, its CEO.

Frazer also discussed a potential heritage agreement between Historic England and its Saudi counterpart, which would facilitate joint training and expertise sharing in the restoration of palaces and historic buildings.

The text is about a visit by British Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, known as Frazer, to Saudi Arabia for the GREAT Futures forum.

She expressed excitement about the trip and looked forward to collaborating with Saudi Arabian ministers in culture, sport, and tourism.

The historical partnership between the UK and Saudi Arabia was emphasized, with over 165,600 British tourists and 560,462 e-visas issued since 2019.

The forum was described as an essential platform for sharing expertise and learning.

A two-day conference took place at King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia, inviting British companies to engage with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation.

The conference included 47 sessions and workshops with 127 speakers, focusing on strengthening partnerships in 13 sectors such as tourism, education, and finance.

Over 450 British delegates and company heads attended, holding meetings with Saudi officials and community members.

The event aimed to foster collaboration between the two countries.
Newsletter

Related Articles

Saudi Press
0:00
0:00
Close
Death of Iran's President Raisi Stirs Succession Race for Supreme Leader
ICC Seeks Arrest Warrants for Israeli and Hamas Leaders
Saudi Arabia's Flourishing Venture Capital Sector Attracts International Investments
Saudi Aviation Sector Boosts Economy with $21 Billion Contribution
Blinken orders crackdown on Israel-Hamas leaks
Future Aviation Forum 2024 to Propel Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030
What Happens If an Iranian President Dies in Office?
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi Reportedly Killed in Helicopter Crash
Saudi Arabia Advances Procurement and Supply Chain Innovation
Saudi Arabia’s Holdings in US Treasuries Rise to $135.9 Billion
Saudi Arabia Emerges as a Hub for Sustainable Technology Manufacturing
UN General Assembly Approves Palestinian Membership Bid
Teens Forming Friendships with AI Chatbots
WhatsApp Rolls Out Major Redesign
Neuralink's First Brain Implant Experiences Issue
Apple Unveils New iPad Pro with M4 Chip, Misleading AI Claims
OpenAI to Announce Google Search Competitor
Apple Apologizes for Controversial iPad Pro Ad Featuring Instrument Destruction
FedEx Airlines Boeing 767 cargo plane lands on nose at Istanbul Airport
Apple Faces Significant Sales Decline Amid AI Integration Delay
Netanyahu's Firm Stance Amid Rafah Hostage Talks
BlackRock to Establish Saudi Investment Firm
Dubai's New Al Maktoum International Airport: World's Largest with ₹2900 Crores Investment, 5 Runways, and 260 Million Annual Capacity
New UK Laws: Banning Weak Passwords for Internet-Connected Devices to Enhance Cybersecurity
Blinken on Gaza: Ceasefire is Key to Humanitarian Crisis Resolution
UAE Prime Minister Announces $544M for Home Repairs after Historic Rains, Vows to Learn from Experience
Germany Sends New Frigate to Red Sea to Protect Ships Amid Houthi Attacks
Isfahan Explosions: US Media Reports Israel's Retaliatory Strikes on Iran
Four Dead, Dubai Airport Disrupted: UAE's Heaviest Rains in 75 Years Cause Flooding and Flight Chaos
Dubai's Historic Flooding: Homes Ruined, Airport Disrupted Due to Lack of Storm Drains
Meteorologist Warns of 'Weather Wars' Amid Debate over Dubai Rain and Cloud Seeding
Saudi Arabia Leads in Artificial Intelligence Development: Ranked First by Stanford University Index
Dubai's Airport and Roads Disrupted for Third Day Amid Heavy Rain and Flooding: 1,285 Flights Cancelled or Diverted
Doha Hamad Overtakes Singapore Changi as World's Best Airport in Skytrax Awards 2024
Dubai Airports: Stranded Tourists 'Living on Duty Free,' Desperate for Food and Water
Turkish President Erdogan to Host Hamas Leader Haniyeh Amidst Israel Tensions
BOEING WHISTLEBLOWER: THE MAX AIRPLANE IS NOT SAFE!!!
Creative menu of a Pizza restaurant..
Heavy Rains Cause Flooding in UAE and Oman: 18 Lives Lost
Look at this weather in Dubai. It looks like the end of days
You can be a very successful player, but a player with character is another level!
Come to Dubai, ya Habibi
Stay safe, ya Habibi
Dubai underwater, Influencers are stranded in their Rolls Royces in flooded roads as skies turn black in apocalyptic scenes as storm hits region.
Unprecedented Flooding Disrupts Dubai
Experience the Future of Dining: My Visit to an AI-Powered Burger Joint
Ajman Crown Prince Declares Remote Work Day for Government Employees Due to Weather (Except Essential Jobs)
UK Urges Israel to Avoid Escalation in Iran-Israel Tensions: 'Time to Be Smart'
Iran's New Strategy: Direct Retaliation Against Israel After Damascus Consulate Attack
Saudi Finance Minister to Lead Delegation at IMF-World Bank Meetings: Discussing Global Economic Developments and Saudi Arabia's Three-Year Chairmanship
×