Saudi Arabia has advanced 10 places to 33rd place in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI), a new high compared to 2019.
Tourism Minister Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib expressed his delight at the outcome, citing the Saudi leadership’s unwavering support for the industry.
He stressed that efforts are continuing so that Saudi Arabia becomes one of the most prominent countries that receive tourists
He pointed out that this matter is supported by a group of mega projects, the continuous development of all tourist destinations, and the serious pursuit of developing the tourist experience.
Saudi Arabia had opened its doors to 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 domestic tourism last year
This culminated in receiving tourists from different countries of the world after easing the precautionary restrictions related to Corona.
Saudi Arabia increased the number of domestic tourist excursions by 34% in 2019 compared to the previous year, thanks to the Kingdom’s considerable investment in the sector.
It’s worth noting that the Travel and Tourism Development Index is an updated and extended version of the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index.