Saudi, OPDC join forces to boost tourism sector

By News Agency , Agency
Published at 04:16 PM Apr 02 2024
Saudia Airlines signs two MoU.
Saudia Airlines signs two MoU.

IN an unwavering commitment to advancing the Kingdom's tourism sector, Saudi Airlines has recently sealed yet another MoU with the Oil Park Development Company (OPDC), a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund and the visionary developer behind the "THE RIG" project, the world's inaugural adventure tourism destination.

The MoU represents a pivotal milestone in fostering collaboration between the two entities. It sets the stage for heightened cooperation across various domains, encompassing advancements in air transportation methodologies, such as integrating electric aircraft and helicopters.

Moreover, the MoU underscores a shared commitment to carbon reduction initiatives, aligning closely with the sustainability objectives championed by both parties.

Captain Ibrahim bin Salman Koshy, the CEO of Saudi Airlines, stated, “As we aspire to be the catalyst for Saudi Vision 2030, Saudi Airlines is steadfast in aligning our objectives with the Kingdom's overarching strategy, which targets welcoming 150 million visitors to Saudi Arabia by 2030.”

He further highlighted that the collaborative efforts between Saudi Airlines and its partners will play a pivotal role in advancing the goals of the travel and tourism sector.

Koshy added, “We eagerly anticipate leveraging our collective expertise in partnership with our collaborators to foster innovation and sustainable development within this vital sector.”

Eng. Raed Bakhrji, the CEO of OPDC, said, “The RIG destination draws inspiration from Saudi Vision 2030 and its ambitious initiatives to develop the tourism sector. Envisioned as one of the foremost adventure tourism destinations, it promises to deliver an unparalleled array of adventure experiences to visitors.”

Through our collaboration with Saudi Airlines, we anticipate elevating the quality and uniqueness of our offerings while also providing convenient and accessible travel options for visitors seeking to explore this distinctive tourist destination.”