Mumbai, Dec 7 – The government of Saudi Arabia had held the first roadshow in India highlighting the services offered on the unified government platform of ‘Nusuk’ — the first-ever planning, booking and experience platform — for Umrah travellers.
The roadshow, chaired by Saudi Minister of Hajj & Umrah Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah, featured participation of key representatives from various Umrah partners and travel agents with the objective of Saudi Vision 2030 and attracted over 800 private sector representatives from both India and Saudi Arabia.
Fahd Hamidaddin, managing director of Nusuk and chief executive officer of the Saudi Tourism Authority, stated, “India is one of the most important markets in the world, especially since it holds a substantial presence of nearly 200 million Muslims. India has been a long-term partner of Saudi and is expected to become Saudi’s largest tourism source market by 2030. We aim to welcome 7.5 million visitors from India by 2030 and remain committed to deepening ties with key Indian trade partners to ensure we are creating bespoke experiences that tailor the entire Umrah journey for Indian visitors.”
India held the third spot in visit numbers this year, welcoming 1.18 million visits, said a press release here on Wednesday.