IFITT launches Middle East and North Africa Chapter with Travel Plus Global


The International Federation for Information Technologies and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), the leading global community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the use and impact of new information and communication technologies in the travel and tourism industry, has officially launched its MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region chapter. This development follows the formal agreement to establish a regional chapter office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aiming to drive forward knowledge generation and sharing within the travel and tourism domain.

The MENA chapter will operate under the guidance of the IFITT President and board and is tasked with organizing events in the region that advance the mission of IFITT. These events will adhere to IFITT’s marketing plan and ethics charter, promoting the organization’s mission and philosophy locally. In addition, the chapter is expected to engage in activities that foster awareness of IFITT and its initiatives, contributing effectively to the organization’s objectives.

Younes bin Muhammad Ahmed Al-Suleiman Al-Faridi has been appointed as the Regional Representative and Chapter Director, responsible for overseeing the chapter’s establishment and aligning its activities with the federation’s goals. The chapter will cater to the geographical region of the Middle East and North Africa, covering 18 countries, and will operate with full legal personality and capacity as per the laws of Saudi Arabia.

The IFITT MENA chapter is a significant step in enhancing the federation’s global footprint, particularly in a region with a rich heritage and a rapidly evolving travel and tourism sector. This initiative is set to become a cornerstone for ICT advancements in the regional travel and tourism industry, promoting innovation, knowledge exchange, and collaboration among professionals and stakeholders in the MENA region.

About Younis Al-Sulaiman:

With experience in software and project management, Younis founded travelplusglobal.com (TPG)  in 2014. Since then, he has consistently grown both the company and his expertise in the travel and hospitality sectors. He is a result-oriented and hands-on leader with a natural ability to embrace innovation and deliver high-end solutions to Online systems for travel and tourism. Among his recent ventures, Younis has been focused on the development of OTAS, an innovative electronic system tailored for Travel Agencies, Tour Organizers, and Tour Guides

Join MENA Chapter activities

If you are positioned in the region and want to be involved with IFITT activities there, please contact the chapter director at [email protected] or join the discussion in our membership area. Become an IFITT member at https://ifitt.net/membership/ 


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