RTF 2018 show holds its strong Middle East support with 60 percent of exhibiting companies from the GCC region including Abu Dhabi Tourism Culture Authority, Government of Sharjah (Commerce Tourism Development Authority), Ministry of Tourism Bahrain, Oman Tourism,
RTF 2018 will feature many firsts for the travel trade and consumer show. For the first time this year, RTF 2018 will host Scandinavian tourism boards such as Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland as well as Greece, among many others.
Tanzania and Spain will make their debut at RTF 2018 this year, joining other European and African tourism boards including Czech Republic, Poland, Bosnia, Greece, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt and Tunisia.
While Asian markets appear to increase its presence in this year’s show floor, North and South East Asia will feature prominently during RTF 2018 too with the participation of Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary this year, the substantial growth in exhibitors underlines how RTF has firmly established itself as the leading industry event in the country. The KSA outbound market continues to attract huge interest and we are delighted to see such levels of growth from various key markets at the show this year. As early as now, we are accepting bookings for the 2019 show,” said Sheikh Hafeez, Director of Sales and Marketing, ASAS Exhibition, organiser of RTF.
Exploring “The Innovation of Travel”, RTF 2018 will feature industry heavyweights from the travel and tourism sector as well as global brand names from the technology sector. The show will take place from 10 – 13 April 2018 at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.
The Riyadh Travel Fair is open to both travel professionals and the general public looking for in-depth destination information and special deals. Visitors to the 2018 edition will be able to interact directly with various tourism authorities, hotels, airlines and travel agents from around the world. The Arabian Gulf region will have a strong presence at the fair including pavilions sponsored by; Abu Dhabi Tourism Cultural Authority (Strategic Partner), Sharjah Commerce Tourism Development Authority (Platinum Sponsor), Indonesia Tourism (Diamond Sponsor), Al-Riyadh Travel Tourism (Gold Sponsors), Czech Republic Tourism (Silver Sponsor). National pavilions confirmed to attend include those of: Egypt, Bahrain, Poland, South Korea, Greece, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Ethiopia, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Scandinavia, Singapore, Spain, to name just a few.
Exhibitors from Asia, Oceania, Europe and North Africa will also be present, along with hotels, airlines, travel agencies, online booking sites, car rental and tourism companies such as Rotana, R Hotels, Lufthansa, Al Shidi Group, Royal Caribbean International, Capital Travel, and Silkway Travel, to name a few.