Seera Group unveiled the Kingdom’s first-of-its-kind integrated Destination Management Company (DMC), under the brand name, ‘Discover Saudi,’ at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London. Set to catalyse international inbound tourism as well as domestic tourism, Discover Saudi, a SAR500 million investment by Seera Group supports the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to transform tourism as one of the key economic growth sectors. It will complement the goal of welcoming over 100 million annual overnight visitors and increasing the share of tourism to the Kingdom’s GDP to 10 per cent by 2030.
The brand identity and strategic outlook of Discover Saudi were unveiled on the sidelines of WTM by Abdullah Al-Dawood, Board Member and Group CEO of Seera Group, he said, “The launch of Discover Saudi is part of our SAR1 billion investment in driving tourism development in the Kingdom with a distinctive value proposition. This marks our strong commitment to supporting the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 announced by our leadership. Discover Saudi will have a multiplier effect on the economy; not only will we create a robust infrastructure to support destination tourism services, but also work with Saudi travel operators and government agencies, creating additional value to the economy and promoting job creation for Saudis.”
With its focus on developing the Kingdom’s tourism ecosystem, driven by the US$300 billion capex allocated for tourism development until 2030, Discover Saudi addresses a clear white space in the industry today, with only 2 per cent of inbound trips being for leisure. In addition to offering curated experiences for international and domestic travellers, the new DMC will also focus on offering Hajj & Umrah pilgrims who are keen to explore Saudi as well as provide business travellers with a perfect platform to discover and explore the Kingdom’s rich cultural, touristic and entertainment attractions.