Domestic tourism in Saudi Arabia to shoot 40 percent up by 2020

Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

Domestic tourism in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia is facing a surge in domestic tourism as experts believe that from 2015 till 2020, there will be 40 percent increase in internal trips. The exclusive forecast report of the Euromonitor International Tourism revealed record outbreak in domestic travel within the Kingdom.

Saudi Vision 2030 is one among other initiatives to make Saudi Arabia world’s one of the eminent Arab nations for the travelers worldwide. An instant spike has increased internal travel a lot with expecting 40 percent growth by 2020. To quote Nikola Kosutic, Research Manager at Euromonitor International, “The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) is investing generously in boosting domestic tourism, launching a number of new initiatives. Live Saudi Arabia, in collaboration with Saudi Airlines and Aramco, for example, encourages residents to visit historic locations, whilst Leave No Trace aims to raise awareness of the importance of preserving the natural beauty of the country.”

The Colours of Saudi Arabia Forum, which classifies various events and competitions related to photography, is yet another scheme that is being utilized to promote domestic tourism along with a newly set call center giving extensive information about attractions and events across Saudi Arabia. To quote Kosutic, ‘’ This is not to mention the famous Janadriyaha and Jeddah Ghair festivals, which are held annually and are attracting a growing number of visitors every year.’’


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