The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has received the deputy consul general of Saudi Arabia in Malaga, Ibrahim Ali A. Alhumaidhi, at the City Hall to address issues of joint interest and has assessed the possibility of establishing a permanent direct air connection between this kingdom of the Middle East and the Costa del Sol. “This measure is under study after this summer the route between both destinations was recovered, with important data regarding the arrival of visitors from this country”, has indicated the councillor.

“For Marbella, the direct flights between Malaga and Saudi Arabia in recent months have been very beneficial in terms of visitors to this country and we understand that a permanent connection throughout the year will mean very positive figures and the more frequent arrival of a profile of tourist closely linked to our city and very interesting for the municipality, which is characterized by its high purchasing power and for being one of those that spend the most at the destination”, highlighted the first mayor. Muñoz explained that “Saudi Airlines’ routes from the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah to Malaga respond to the great demand of tourists from this country on the Arabian Peninsula who want to discover our destination, especially Marbella”. “Furthermore, they are not only beneficial for the tourism sector, but also for the commercial sector, since it allows a very important connection for the businessmen of this kingdom with the capital of the Costa del Sol, where there are important investments”, she pointed out.

Likewise, both the mayor and the vice-consul have highlighted the increase in visitors from this kingdom that Marbella has registered during this summer and which is expected to multiply in the coming years. Much more considering that the headquarters in the city of the hotel management school Les Roches is included in the ‘Tourism Traiblazers’ program of Saudi Arabia to train 100,000 young people in educational institutions around the world. The councilor and the diplomat also discussed issues related to the celebration of the Arab country’s national day, which is commemorated on September 23, and added that “we will continue to work in coordination with the aim of promoting initiatives to further strengthen relations that unite Marbella and Saudi Arabia and develop advantageous actions for both parties”.

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