By Innovation-sa on January 19, 2020 in News
A YouGov poll conducted by Arab News pointed out an increase in tourism interest in Saudi Arabia from tourists across the world, with one in five tourists more likely to visit the Kingdom for a vacation now than five years ago. The survey published reports after studying 9,521 people across the US,China and five key markets in Europe.
As the biggest Arab economy is preparing itself for a post-oil era, kick-starting tourism is one of the centerpieces of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 reform programme. In line with its objectives, the Kingdom is opening its doors to the world with newly introduced visa policies and letting loose many rigid reforms the country has been following for years.
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage revealed visitors from China, UK, Malaysia, United States and Canada have topped the list of new arrivals in the Kingdom since the launch of its first tourism visa in September.
Historic sites in the Kingdom appear to be a major attraction to tourists visiting Saudi Arabia, with several of them keen to visit Jeddah’s historic old town and Al Ula, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.