One of the key travel trade events in KSA, RTF will take place from 22-24 May 2022 in RICEC.
The 12th edition of the fair will be held after a two-year-long break due to the pandemic, and will open its doors to exhibitors, trade visitors and travel enthusiasts from 22-24 May 2022. The three-day fair will be held for the first time at the newly developed exhibition center; the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Demand from exhibitors to participate in the event has been extremely strong, with most of the available spaces fully booked. Some spaces do remain available, however, which once finalized will see more than 300 participants representing tourism boards, airlines, Destination Management Companies (DMCs), hotels and resorts, and tour operators from over 40 countries in attendance.
A key theme at Riyadh Travel Fair 2022 will be ‘Safe & Meaningful Travel Following a Covid Pandemic World’. Through various platforms a number of networking events and business opportunities for participants will be held over the course of the three days, as well as providing an opportunity for exhibitors to meet with Riyadh’s travelling public and popular influencers and media representatives. About 15 new cities and companies are participating for the first time in the annual exhibition, including representatives from Thailand, South Africa, Azerbaijan, Mauritius, Maldives, and Philippines among others.
“We are so glad to be back!”, stated B. Algryni, General Manager at ASAS Exhibitions. “It is great to see the desire for travel returning with such force and resilience and the inclusion of new participants and new events to the coming RTF editions. It will be a whole new experience for both exhibitors and visitors alike, that celebrates the world of travel,” he continued.
Organised for the first time in 2009, the RTF has been able to establish itself as a leading travel trade and consumer exhibition within the region. About 30 per cent of exhibitors hail from the ME and North Africa region, making the mix of exhibitors global. Other regions include East Asia and Europe. The fair is open to tourism professionals and to the public. The event is a platform for professionals and travel enthusiasts seeking interactive experiences, travel and promotional offers from some of the most popular cities around the world.