Dur Hospitality participated in the World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition, held from November 6 to 8, 2023, in London. The Company had a notably strong presence in the Umrah+ Connect event that took place on November 5, 2023, ahead of the exhibition.
During the event, Dur Hospitality highlighted the most prominent developments in the services of religious tourism, one of the primary drivers of the tourism sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the central pillar of Saudi Vision 2030. As a leading hospitality group, Dur Hospitality shared with global tourism experts participating in the exhibition its key projects, including hotels, residential and commercial complexes, and hotel apartments. Dur highlighted the significant demand across its properties in line with the remarkable growth in the Saudi hospitality sector. Saudi Arabia ranked second globally in terms of growth in tourist arrivals, with the number of visitors increasing by 58% in the first seven months of 2023 compared to the same period in 2019.
By building strategic partnerships with major players in the travel and tourism industry within the European market, Dur Hospitality seeks to cement its presence in international forums. The Company has recently joined the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), emphasizing its key role in enhancing tourism collaboration at a global scale, in addition to developing the Saudi tourism sector.
Dur Hospitality also demonstrated the central role of the recently launched Dur Hajj Services Company in redefining the Hajj experience, supported by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah as part of its efforts to provide pilgrims with the most convenient and innovative services to facilitate and enrich their spiritual journey to the Two Holy Mosques. Dur plays a significant role in achieving these goals by providing pilgrims with high-end local hospitality services in Makkah and Madinah. Through the home-grown Makarem Hotels brand, Dur ensures comfort and world-class Saudi hospitality services that reflect global modernity while holding firmly to the values of Islam and authentic Saudi traditions.
Dur Hajj Services Company provides a wide range of pilgrimage services including streamlined visa processing, flight arrangement, accommodation booking, and quality catering options, in addition to transportation services, tour guidance (Al-Motawif), and 24/7 assistance, all while ensuring easy payment solutions. Dur Hospitality scored a 100% Hajj satisfaction rate in the Hajj Monitoring Report issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.
The World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition is one of the largest and most influential international exhibitions specialized in the field of travel and tourism, investment, transportation, and technology solutions, attracting participants from tourism sectors around the world. Umrah+ Connect is the first event of its kind globally, specializing in providing Umrah services in the United Kingdom and Europe to revitalize and connect this industry to a more innovative future.