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Saudi Arabia To Become Top 10 Global Destinations In 2024

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Web Desk – Aiming to attract more than 150 million visitors by 2030, Saudi Arabia aims to be among the top 10 global tourist destinations this year.

Speaking at the Manafea Forum in Madina, Saudi Arabia’s Ahmed Al-Khateeb threw light on the Kingdom’s objective to make the tourism sector an important contributor to the country’s overall gross domestic product (GDP).

The minister said that the tourism sector accounted for 5 percent of GDP and the government wanted to increase this figure to 10 percent.

Al Khateeb said that the Ministry of Tourism was keen to make the legislation regulating the tourism sector characterized by ease, flexibility and clarity. He said the ministry also introduced new licenses with regard to guest facilities and hospitality.

The minister described the Tourism Investment Enablers Programme, aiming to achieve these objectives by empowering the private sector as well as creating 1,000,000 jobs by 2030.

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