Saudi Arabia advances 10 places in the WEF’s global tourism index

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has jumped to 33rd place in the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Development Index 2021, advancing 10 places compared to 2019.

Globally, the Kingdom ranked first in terms of demand pressure and ninth in terms of prioritization of travel and tourism, according to tourism minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb's tweet. 

“We have vision, leadership, commitment and the energy of the Saudi people. Together we are creating a tourism sector that will drive our prosperity,” he said in his tweet. 

Saudi Arabia’s key improvements were in tourist service infrastructure as it advanced 7 places to rank the 40th. In addition to its timelines of tourism data as it jumped to the first place, up from the eighth.
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