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THE RIG. partners with Saudia on tourism

by Madaline Dunn

THE RIG. and Saudia, the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to explore mutually beneficial areas of collaboration in the travel and tourism industry. 

The agreement will see THE RIG. and Saudia explore initiatives to increase visitor traffic to the Eastern province and promote the visitor experience at THE RIG.

Further, through the partnership, it will also explore opportunities with new transportation methods, such as eVTOL and carbon reduction initiatives.

The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Engineer Raed Bakhrji, CEO of THE RIG., and Ibrahim Salman Koshy, CEO of Saudia in Riyadh.

Speaking about the agreement, Raed Bakhrji said: “THE RIG. draws inspiration from Vision 2030 and its initiatives to develop the tourism sector. It is expected to be one of the leading adventure tourism projects, offering visitors an unparalleled mix of adventure experiences. Our collaboration with Saudia is expected to enhance the quality and uniqueness of our offerings, providing visitors with a wide range of easy access options to this distinctive tourist destination.”

Meanwhile, Captain Ibrahim Koshy commented: “At Saudia, we are deeply committed to fulfilling our role as the ‘Wings of Vision 2030’ to accomplish our goals in line with the Kingdom’s tourism strategy, which is to bring around 100 million visitors to Saudi Arabia by 2030. This collaboration holds great promises for the travel and tourism industry. Along with our partners, we look forward to leveraging our combined expertise to drive innovation and sustainable growth in the sector.”

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