January 05, 2017 - Elaf Group, a SEDCO holding company, and a leading company of travel, tourist and hospitality services, has actually recently seen growth spikes in the tourism industry of Saudi Arabia throughout the Umrah period and the current celebration of Prophet Muhammad's (pbuh) birthday. This was evident in the rise of occupancy rate in hotel rooms across the country, indicating marked development in hospitality procedures in this time. The favorable numbers enhance the Saudi federal government's efforts of Vision 2030, which aims to enhance the variety of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims to 30 million each year. In line with this, recent tourism reports have actually shown a 5 percent rise in Umrah pilgrims, which is being forecasted to expand by 30 per cent in the next three years.
During this period, there was an obvious increase in the variety of visitors that got here in Saudi Arabia, and there was a hefty concentration of people who saw remarkable divine and religious websites. The visitors originated from throughout the world and were made up of different citizenships, all of whom came particularly to submerse themselves in the rich, spiritual and social traditions that the Kingdom needs to provide. Seeking to address the expected surge in vacationers coming for religious objectives, the nation has currently begun construction for 35,770 rooms in 81 resorts, with 24,133 rooms being created in Makkah alone.
Ziyad Bin Mahfouz, Chief Executive Officer, Elaf Group, claimed: "We enjoy to see the significant growth in tourism in Saudi Arabia throughout 2016. This spike in visitors showcases the country's remarkable position as the world's best religious tourism website and we continuously sustain this by giving the finest of services and offering innovative bundles that will certainly deal with the existing market requirements."
Saudi Arabia's government has always recognized tourism as a key pillar in its efforts to diversify its economy and relocate away from its reliance on the oil and gas market. Religious explorers currently contribute 2 to 3 percent of Saudi's GDP. In a quote to additionally improve the industry, infrastructure projects to increase the capability and fit the number of both Hajj and Umrah visitors to around 5 million and 15 million specifically, are presently underway.
Elaf has actually always maintained its placement as one of the leading companies in the Middle East Travel & Tourist industry, particularly concentrating on supplying spiritual tourist solutions and promoting Hajj and Umrah for all pilgrims with key partnerships with remarkable hospitality organizations to make sure that the distinguished clientele is provided with exceptional solutions.