Barbados and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement aimed at expanding the travel and tourism sector.
In an effort to further develop relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Ian Gooding-Edghill, signed a tourism memorandum of understanding and an air service agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism, His Excellency Ahmed Al Khateeb.
The signing was done today at the World Travel and Tourism Global Summit, which is being held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
It symbolises the growing relations between the two countries and provides an opportunity for Barbados to expand its global reach.
Minister Gooding-Edghill said the agreement will go a long way in furthering ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it will also explore opportunities for mutual cooperation between both countries in respect of tourism.
Barbados also signed an air services agreement with the Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, His Excellency Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser to develop an international aviation system which facilitates the expansion of international air service opportunities, making it possible for airlines to offer travel and shipping services between the two countries.
Barbados will also be part of a special joint Caribbean event on Thursday, December 1 to promote Barbados’ tourism product and identify investment opportunities with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arabian Gulf and the Middle East.