Published on : Thursday, March 23, 2017
Kuwait is all prepared to welcome 440,000 tourists by 2024. To meet this target, the government has chalked out many plans that will help billion of dollars invested. Furthermore, 1 billion budget has been earmarked for the promotional campaign of the Gulf State. A Supreme Commission for Tourism will be established to start and implement various tourism strategies as the country prepares to showcase at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. It would take place at Dubai World Trade Centre from April 24th till 27th of this year. A number of mega-projects like Madinat Al Hareer and Silk City, a proposed mega-development in the country’s north; the expansion of Kuwait International Airport, reaching 25 million passenger per year capacity by 2025; and cultural attractions such as Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Islamic Centre will share the multi-billion dollar development budget.
To quote Simon Press, Senior Exhibition Director, ATM, ‘’ Kuwait is evolving into a multifaceted destination with many things to offer both corporate and leisure visitors. The government is making huge investments at a crucial time for the country’s development and, in channeling significant funds into tourism infrastructure, leisure developments and lifestyle destinations, in the long-term Kuwait is telling the world it’s very much open for business.’’