RIYADH: The Riyadh Airports Company, which manages and operates King Khalid International Airport, said that it is working on implementing standards designed to make the airport and its services more accessible and user friendly for Chinese visitors.
The company said the new facilities will improve the visitor experience for tourists from China by helping to overcome the language barrier and providing key services, including payment systems that are compatible with those in their home country.
The improvements are in line with the Welcome Chinese Certification program, which is considered the international standard for travel and hospitality services for visitors from the country. The project also highlights the availability of e-visas for Chinese travelers who want to visit the Kingdom.
The enhanced services on offer to Chinese travelers at the airport include a range of publications translated into Chinese, including booklets, maps and other information, in addition to billboards and flight information in the language.
Visitors from China will also be able to use the UnionPay payment system throughout the airport, along with other payment methods such as WeChat Pay and Alipay.
The Welcome Chinese Certification was developed and is issued by the China Tourism Academy in cooperation with marketing and communications business Select Holding Limited.
Saudi Arabia is the process of developing and expanding its tourism sector to attract more international visitors. In Riyadh, there are a growing number of events and attractions designed to appeal to locals and tourists alike, including the Riyadh Season and Diriyah Season programs of events.