Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Saudi Arabia welcomed over 100 million Tourists, sets new Target now

In the Year 2023, Saudi Arabia has more than doubled its goal of 27 million foreign tourists by the end of the decade, as per official on Tuesday. It had only been less than 5 years since the Kingdom fully opened up to tourists. Trending Video : List of Public Holidays in Saudi Arabia in 2024

"We have received over 100 million tourists this year, 77 million from home and 27 million from abroad", Tourism Minister Ahmed al-Khateeb said at a meeting placed together by Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund.

- He said that the Kingdom government now has a new target of 150 million tourists by the year 2030, up from their original goal of 100 million. Of those, 70 million will be from abroad, up from their original goal of 30 million.

- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030 reform plan includes tourism as an important part of its goals to help the world's largest crude producer move away from petroleum and gas and to be get ready for a future without oil. Most Viewed : Expats remittances drops to lowest in 5 years

- Saudi Arabia is a home to the Islam's holiest places Makkah and Madina. Saudi Arabia has long been a destination for pilgrims and business visitors, but it hadn't begun giving out general tourist visas until the year 2019, just months before the coronavirus pandemic wiped out the Tourism industry around the world.

- In recent years, the Kingdom has eased the restrictions on movies, shows with people of all genders, and big sports events.

- The new resorts on the Red Sea coast is going to attract more people to come to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Follow Saudi Expatriates on Google News

Saudi Arabia welcomed over 100 million Tourists in 2023, sets new Target now -

Saudi Arabia welcomed over 100 million Tourists, sets new Target now

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