IHG Hotels & Resorts Signs MOU with the Saudi Tourism Authority to Accelerate Growth of Tourism Sector in the Kingdom

IHG/Saudi Tourism Authority MOU signing ceremony
IHG Hotels & Resorts Signs MOU with the Saudi Tourism Authority to Accelerate Growth of Tourism Sector in the Kingdom


IHG Hotels & Resorts has actually signed a Memorandum of Understanding( MOU) with the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) at the Arabian Travel Market2023

The MOU offers a structure for both entities to check out techniques to increase incoming visitation to Saudi Arabia from essential markets throughout Middle East and Africa area. This consists of establishing personalized promos, joint marketing projects, and promo through commitment programs which will display Saudi Arabia as one of the world’s most interesting location to a global audience.

The MOU was signed at the Saudi structure at the Arabian Travel Market 2023 kept in Dubai, by James Britchford, Vice President Commercial at IHG for India, Middle East and Africa, and Munirah Abanomy, Head of Marketing Partnership for Middle East & & Africaat Saudi Tourism Authority.

With Saudi Arabia targeting 100 million visitors by 2030, the Kingdom is a top priority market for IHG Hotels & & Resorts in the Middle East. The hospitality group intends to support the tourist sector in the nation by growing the footprint of its existing brand names, along with presenting brand-new brand names from its worldwide portfolio, in addition to running projects to promote different locations within the nation. IHG likewise prepares to more assistance the Kingdom’s financial Vision by purchasing establishing Saudi skill in the Kingdom, with an aspiration to employ 6,000 nationals throughout it’s growing portfolio by 2030.

James Britchford, Vice President, Commercial, India, Middle East & & Africa, IHG Hotels & & Resorts stated: “As a reflection of our dedication to support the development of the tourist market within the Kingdom, we are pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Saudi Tourism Authority. Partnerships with essential federal government entities, such as the STA, allow us to place and promote appealing locations and interesting tourist offerings that the nation has actually established, to our visitors throughout markets.”

Abdulkarim Aldarwish – President of Middle East & & Africa Markets at the Saudi Tourism Authority, commented: “Signing of an MOU with IHG comes within the structure of the Saudi Tourism Authority’s eagerness to reinforce tactical collaborations with significant worldwide business and distinguished brand names with international reach. Such collaborations improve the efforts of the Saudi Tourism Authority in drawing in travelers and enhancing their experience by supplying best-in-class items, deals and bundles.”

To broaden its existence in crucial cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah, Makkah, Dammam, Al Khobar and Mega jobs, IHG Hotels & & Resorts is placed to include over 10,000 extra spaces to its portfolio in the next 2-3 years. This is set to considerably improve the tourist facilities in the nation and supply a varied series of lodging choices– throughout high-end, leisure, spiritual and service tourist.

IHG Hotels & & Resorts presently runs 37 hotels throughout 5 brand names in Saudi Arabia, consisting of: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and voco, with 31 hotels in the advancement pipeline set to open within the next 3 to 5 years.


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