In collaboration with the Saudi Tourism Authority, the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI) hosted a “Members Meet” on August 20, 2022, at the Sofitel, BKC, in Mumbai. The event, which attracted up to 200 members, proved to be a great opportunity for OTOAl members to learn more about “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” as a developing tourist destination and to engage in quality networking with other members of the travel industry.
The Saudi Tourism Authority India team provided strong support for the event, presenting the destination with all fresh perspectives on The Kingdom and educating the travel community on many facets of Saudi Arabian culture, adventure, heritage, gastronomy, and much more. Saudi has immense potential to attract tourists in the coming years and it has some mega projects coming up like Red Sea and Amaala in 2023.
The destination presentation was followed by an interesting Q&A followed by an interactive quiz. It was a great networking evening, attended by some senior members of the Mumbai travel fraternity.
Riaz Munshi, President, OTOAl said, “We are an association committed to improving our members’ knowledge and expertise and at the same time intend to provide exposure to new and trending outbound destinations from India. Saudi Tourism Authority has always been a religious destination for Indians but now it has emerged as a brilliant tourism destination in the Middle East region. We are happy with our partnership with Saudi Arabia and the success of the event has proved that it was indeed a mutually beneficial partnership.”