| 23 February 2024, Friday |

20 countries participate in Saudi Arabia hotel show

Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the Hotel Show at Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center between September 6 and 8.


Hospitality experts will discuss the latest developments in the hospitality industry, including adopting new approaches and exchanging ideas on the latest innovative trends.


Over 230 local and international brands from more than 20 countries are expected to participate in the show, including the Saudi Tourism Development Fund, the Red Sea Development Company, Amaala, Diriyah Gate, and Gates Hospitality.


The show will also include international exhibitors from Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Uzbekistan, Belgium, Greece, Hong Kong, India, the Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey and the UAE.


The event will discuss hospitality, hotel services, technology and security, interior decoration and contracts, furniture, cleaning and facilities management, food and food services, commercial kitchen, operating supplies and equipment.


Meanwhile, a recent study confirmed that 58 percent of Saudis want to work in the hospitality business, hotel management, events and marketing, as Saudi Arabia expand its leisure tourism sector.


The Kingdom is currently witnessing the opening of an increasing number of new hotels in various cities, as it aims to deliver 310,000 hotel rooms by 2030 as part of its plans to develop the hospitality market for local and international tourism.


Saudi Arabia is expanding in the leisure tourism sector and expects 30 million visitors annually by 2030.


The latest annual statistics show that the travel and tourism sector’s contribution to GDP is 9.4 percent, with travelers’ spending growing at 10.5 percent annually.


According to the study, the Saudi youth generation prioritizes the ideal job in companies with clear future goals, a stimulating work environment, and policies that promote psychological and mental health.


More than half of Saudi youth aspire to work in the hospitality field, according to a survey conducted over the past 12 months.


The study, issued by the “Hilton Group”, indicated that hotel management, event management, marketing, and communications are among the most popular majors in the hospitality sector.


Two-thirds of Saudi youth, an estimated 66 percent, believe in the importance of joining successful companies with clear future goals.


More than 50 percent of Saudi nationals consider career development and comprehensive policies for mental and psychological health and performance appreciation are keys to ideal future jobs.


The Hilton survey revealed the desire of millennials in Saudi Arabia to join international companies that provide a motivational environment, ensure they participate with team members to achieve the desired goals, develop their experiences and capabilities, and follow policies that promote mental health.


According to the survey, 58 percent would like to work in hospitality, which will reflect positively on the growing sector across the Kingdom.

  • Asharq Al-Awsat