Saudi Elaf to expand hotel portfolio
Riyadh, December 17, 2011
Saudi-based Elaf Group held key discussions with its regional tourism partners to boost its hotel portfolio in the kingdom and help attract future Hajj and Umrah visitors from the Arab and neighbouring countries into the Kingdom.
A leader in travel, tourism and hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia, Elaf highlighted Saudi’s touristic potentials and attractions such as its efficient visa issuance facilities during its meeting with travel and tourism agencies from Turkey, Egypt and Morocco.
The company also shared its thoughts and expertise with major regional and international companies and agencies dealing with specialized tourism programs and providing Hajj and Umrah services.
As part of its expansion, Elaf announced that it will provide 5,000 rooms across its new projects offering three-, four- and five-star tourism services to attract the largest segment of the travel, tourism and hospitality market.
Elaf president Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, was accompanied by Deputy CEO Tarek Nabulsi and a number of department managers at the meeting. High-profile figures from Turkey, Egypt and Morocco, were present.
“Turkey, Egypt and Morocco are three of the most important travel and tourism markets for Saudi Arabia. In the past years these markets have proven themselves as excellent religious, business and leisure travel destinations," said Bin Mahfouz.
"Our partners in these areas deserve or recognition for their remarkable efforts and ongoing dedication to achieve our objectives," he noted.
Bin Mahfouz said, "Participating in travel- and tourism-oriented events in Turkey, Egypt and later on in Morocco reaffirms our commitment to providing high levels of service and extending our investment portfolio to include new hotels such as the Elaf Al-Moltaqa Hotel, Elaf Bakkah Hotel by 2012 and Galleria Hotel in 2014."
These upcoming projects are in line with our goal of embracing the growing number of tourists visiting landmark destinations across the Kingdom, as well as supporting governmental efforts to promote tourism as part of the drive towards a solid and diverse economy,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service