Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Tourism Princess Haifa Al Saud has stated that Saudi Arabia has accomplished preparations for the reception of international vacationers from Could 17, 2021.
In accordance with Saudi media, Princess Haifa stated in an interview to the particular program Query Mubashir (stay questions) that the tourism sector has been welcoming international vacationers since 2019. Nevertheless, the primary goal throughout the Corona epidemic is the well being of Saudi residents and foreigners residing within the kingdom. Safety turned.
“By offering vaccines, now we have now reached the stage the place we are able to open airports and border checkpoints for international vacationers,” he stated.
93 new tourism corporations have been arrange in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi authorities has given incentives of 120 billion riyals to take care of the epidemic. Home tourism has grown by 33% throughout the summer time.
Referring to Saudi tourism objectives and targets, Princess Haifa stated that in 2018, the share of tourism within the GDP was 3.2 p.c. In 2019, it was 3.5 p.c. Resulting from Corona, the expenditure on tourism reached 63 billion riyals in 2020.
Princess Haifa stated that the share of tourism within the manufacturing of nations world wide is 9.7%. The share of nationwide product in essentially the most profitable nations by way of tourism is 10 to 12 p.c. Saudi Arabia will be capable to improve its share of tourism to a world degree in 2030.
The quantity of international funding within the tourism sector is 30 billion riyals – the variety of lodge rooms will improve by 50,000 within the subsequent two years.
Tourism will present numerous jobs for Saudi girls and boys, he stated, including that the proportion of ladies working within the tourism sector is 11 p.c.