Posted by : Aahil Shaik Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Saudi Arabia jumps 10 places in the Travel and Tourism Development Index

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has made a new achievement within the Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as it jumped globally to 33rd place, advancing 10 places while compared to 2019.

The Tourism Minister Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib expressed his pride in this result, pointing out to the unlimited support from the Kingdom's leadership for the Tourism sector.

- Al-Khatib said that, the Tourism sector enjoys direct follow-up from the Saudi Crown Prince, who was and still directs to provide all possibilities, and this matter was an influential factor that helped us overcome a number of our initiatives for the goals that were approved within the national tourism development strategy. Trending : Free entry at Jeddah Art Promenade until the end of the Jeddah Season 2022

- He highlighted that efforts are continuing so that Saudi Arabia gets to be one of the most important countries that gets tourists and this matter is supported by a group of mega projects, the persistent improvement of tourists destinations and the genuine interest of creating the visitor experience.

- According to the index, the improvement included all five main polls in addition to 12 sub-polls, and in this way the Kingdom became the second highest country in the Middle East and North Africa within the index, and it also came among the top 10 countries in three of the polls, as it ranked first in terms of demand pressure, The extent of the sector’s economic impact and its quality on the economy.

- The Kingdom also ranked 9th globally in the level of priority for travel and tourism. This axis measures the extent to which the travel and tourism sector is given priority at the local level by the public and private sectors, as well as ranked 10th in the business environment, an indicator that measures the extent to which policies are supported National Doing Business. Most Viewed : Saudi Arabia bans its citizens from traveling to 16 countries

- Saudi Arabia had opened its doors for tourism in 2019, and the reception of tourists has resumed as part of the steps to complete the recovery that began with the resumption of local tourism last year, and this was crowned by receiving tourists from different countries of the world after easing the precautionary restrictions related to Corona virus.

- The Kingdom worked on translating the strategy of developing national tourism, developing tourist destinations, attracting the best international hotels, building a distinctive tourist experience for tourists, and achieving the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.

- The Kingdom achieved a growth of 34% in the number of domestic tourism trips compared to 2019, and this progress comes as a result of the serious steps taken by the Kingdom to invest in the tourism sector, this coincided with providing facilities for doing business and investing in cooperation with all government sectors, including the National Competitiveness Center and the General Authority for Statistics. Recommend : Saudi Arabia approves Unified National Platform for visas

- The Travel and Tourism Development Index is an updated and expanded version of the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index issued by the World Economic Forum.

Travel and Tourism Development Index 2021 overall rankings :

1. Japan (5.2)

2. United States (5.2)

3. Spain (5.2)

4. France (5.1)

5. Germany (5.1)

6. Switzerland (5.0)

7. Australia (5.0)

8. United Kingdom (5.0)

9. Singapore (5.0)

10. Italy (4.9)

11. Austria (4.9)

12. China (4.9)

13. Canada (4.9)

14. Netherlands (4.9)

15. Korea. Republic (4.8)

25. United Arab Emirates (4.5)

32. Indonesia (4.4)

33. Saudi Arabia (4.3)

38. Malaysia (4.3)

43. Qatar (4.3)

45. Turkey (4.2)

51. Egypt (4.2)

54. India (4.1)

57. Bahrain (4.1)

64. Jordan (3.9)

74. Sri Lanka (3.7)

75. Philippines (3.7)

83. Pakistan (3.6)

86. Kuwait (3.5)

94. Lebanon (3.4)

100. Bangladesh (3.3)

102. Nepal (3.3)

116. Yemen (2.6)

Saudi Arabia jumps 10 places in the Global Travel and Tourism Development Index -

Saudi Arabia jumps 10 places in the Global Travel and Tourism Development Index -

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