2000 News Story

Jeddah Festival 2000 to be opened today

The Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry has announced that the Jeddah Festival 2000 will be officially unveiled today. Private companies as well as government bodies will take part in the two-month program, which is aimed at promoting domestic tourism and attracting visitors and holidaymakers from outside the Jeddah area. The festival is expected to generate considerable revenue. Last year's event raised SR 795 million [U.S. $ 212 million] and recorded over one million visitors.