RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is planning to promote Jeddah, the gateway to the Two Holy Mosques, as one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the Kingdom.

The SCTA has already begun to flag Jeddah as the most preferred tourist destination in the Kingdom.

Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the SCTA, launched a web portal, www.visitjeddah.com, on Tuesday night as part of an initiative to promote tourism in Jeddah at the Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2014 (STTIM 2014) at Riyadh, Yaser Al-Abadi of SCTA said on Wednesday.

He said that the web portal team has done an impressive job in promoting the tourism industry through digital channels, and particularly on its website dedicated to Jeddah with comprehensive information on the Bride of the Red Sea and its major attractions.

Mohammed Al-Amri, director of SCTA, said the portal is one of the initiatives of the Jeddah Tourism Development Council headed by Prince Mishal bin Majid who encourages the use of the latest technology to serve the visitors.