The Elaf Group recently held a series of meetings with its key partners, including travel and tourism agencies from Turkey, Egypt and Morocco, to support the Saudi tourism sector particularly in attracting future Hajj and Umrah visitors from Arab and nearby countries.
Elaf discussed the KSA’s touristic potentials and attractions such as its efficient visa issuance facilities. It has also shared its thoughts and expertise with major regional and international companies and agencies dealing with specialized tourism programs and providing Hajj and Umrah services. As part of its expansion, Elaf announced that it will provide 5,000 rooms across its new projects offering three-, four- and five-star tourism services to attract the largest segment of the travel, tourism and hospitality market.
Present during the meetings was an Elaf delegation led by Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, President, who was accompanied by Deputy CEO Tarek Nabulsi and a number of department managers. The Group also held an annual ceremony on the sidelines of the exhibitions to strengthen relations, identify future goals, pursue further success, and honor its valuable partners. High-profile figures from Turkey, Egypt and Morocco, were present during the special event.
“Turkey, Egypt and Morocco are three of the most important travel and tourism markets for Saudi Arabia. In the past years these markets have proven themselves as excellent religious, business and leisure travel destinations. Our partners in these areas deserve or recognition for their remarkable efforts and ongoing dedication to achieve our objectives,” said Bin Mahfouz.
“Participating in travel- and tourism-oriented events in Turkey, Egypt and later on in Morocco reaffirms our commitment to providing high levels of service and extending our investment portfolio to include new hotels such as the Elaf Al-Moltaqa Hotel, Elaf Bakkah Hotel by 2012 and Galleria Hotel in 2014. These upcoming projects are in line with our goal of embracing the growing number of tourists visiting landmark destinations across the Kingdom, as well as supporting governmental efforts to promote tourism as part of the drive towards a solid and diverse economy,” added Bin Mahfouz.