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Travel firm Almosafer plans major Saudi shops roll-out

Almosafer, the Saudi-based travel brand, has announced it will open 25 new shops in the Gulf kingdom by the end of this year. With its new omni-channel approach, Almosafer said it is taking its digital knowledge into interactive physical spaces.

To equip its retail team with the expertise it needs, Almosafer has created an academy as part of its recruitment process. Almosafer Academy will develop and certify travel advisors through an intensive 10-week recruitment training programme, the company said in a statement.

It added that it has already received over 10,000 applications from Saudis for jobs, with training set to start in September. Muzzammil Ahussain, executive vice president of Almosafer said: “The introduction of our seamless, omni-channel booking experience through online, phone and retail branch is designed to give Saudi customers the choice and freedom to book travel in the way that they want.

“We are now building on the success of our branches in Riyadh and Jeddah and expanding our retail footprint with the roll out of 25 new interactive stores in the key cities across Saudi Arabia.”

Almosafer retail branches will be launched in a number of cities including Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, Kharj, Khobar, Jubail, Al Ahsa, Khafji, Makkah, Taif, Madinah, Khamis Mushait, Abha, Bahah, Bishah, Jizan, Najaran, Tabuk, Aljouf, Unaizah, Buridah, ArRass, Hail, Yanbu and Rabig.