Saudi JODC, Saudia Airline unite to offer quality service for Religious Tourists

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), one of the largest real estate companies in Saudi Arabia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saudia Airlines to create a strategic partnership to provide quality services to Hajj and Umrah guests and boost religious tourism in the Kingdom.

The MoU signing ceremony took place at the Hajj and Umrah Conference and Exhibition in Jeddah, signed by Mr. Khalid Al Amoudi, CEO of JODC, and Mr. Hazem Sonbol, Vice President of Sales at Saudia Airlines.

The MoU includes providing duty-free shops and installing a luggage charging station within the Jabal Omar project to enhance the visitor’s experience, also entails leveraging Saudia Airlines’ holiday booking platform, “Saudia Holidays” as a strategic partner to promote luxury hotels within Jabal Omar, with exclusive offers and bundles to attract visitors.

Khalid Al Amoudi
Khalid Al Amoudi

“This strategic partnership is in line with JODC’s strategy to form local and global partnerships with the relevant entities to offer the best products and quality services to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, guests and visitors. Our partner Saudia Airlines is a natural fit to attract foreigners to the Kingdom and Makkah. Through our collaboration we will be able to introduce a wide range of the products and services presented and attract a greater number of tourists, supporting the Kingdom in reaching its goal of hosting more than 30 million pilgrims by 2030.”

Mr. Sonbol, said that “Signing this MoU unifies the efforts towards establishing a comprehensive framework between the two companies, as it brings together the national carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a company that owns and manages one of the largest and premium tourism destinations within Makkah, Jabal Omar.”

Jabal Omar features various hotels, including the Jabal Omar Marriott Hotel Makkah, Jabal Omar Hotel Conrad Makkah, Jabal Omar Hotel Hilton Suites, Jabal Omar Hilton Hotel and Conference Center Makkah, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Hotel Makkah, Jabal Hotel Omar Jumeirah Makkah, Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah, and multiple shopping centers.

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