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Saudi Arabia Tourist Arrivals

Tourist arrivals in saudi arabia increased to 16.51 million in 2022 from 3.48 million in 2021. tourist arrivals in saudi arabia averaged 11.60 million from 1995 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 18.26 million in 2014 and a record low of 3.33 million in 1995. source: saudi central bank, tourist arrivals in saudi arabia is expected to reach 32.00 million by the end of 2024, according to trading economics global macro models and analysts expectations. in the long-term, the saudi arabia tourist arrivals is projected to trend around 50.00 million in 2025 and 75.00 million in 2026, according to our econometric models..

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Tourism boom: Saudi Arabia’s international visitor numbers soar 142%

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More tourists than ever before are visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as inbound visitor numbers have more than doubled since 2022

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More international tourists than ever before are visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with visitor numbers surging by 142% in the first half of 2023, surpassing 14 million people.

This is according to data released by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism, which this week announced preliminary tourism statistics data for the first half of 2023.

Breaking down the figures further, the ministry said that the total number of tourists reached 53.6 million for the year, but that of these 39 million were domestic tourists while the rest (14.6 million) were international tourists.

What’s more interesting is that tourism spending is also on the rise.

“The total tourism spending reached (SAR150bn), of which (SAR 63.1bn) came from domestic tourism and (SAR 86.9bn) from inbound tourism, that indicates a new historical record for Saudi tourism,” said the ministry in a statement.

“Domestic tourism in the first half of 2023 recorded a growth of (16%) in tourism spending, due to the average length of stay increasing from (4.6) nights in the first half of 2022 to (6.3) nights in the first half of 2023,” noted the ministry.

Officials went on further to say that leisure was the top reason for tourist’s visits, achieving an increase of (18%) compared to the first half 2022, with (16.6 million) tourists accounting for (43%) of all domestic tourists’ trips.

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Saudi Arabia expects nearly 100 million tourist visits this year, minister says

Travel and tourism to contribute 6% to kingdom's gross domestic product this year, up from 3% in 2019.

Tourists explore the historic AlUla site in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is seeking to attract more foreign tourists as part of a strategy to diversify its economy from oil. Photo: Saudi Tourism

Tourists explore the historic AlUla site in Saudi Arabia. The kingdom is seeking to attract more foreign tourists as part of a strategy to diversify its economy from oil. Photo: Saudi Tourism

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Saudi Arabia expects to attract about 100 million domestic and international visitors this year, with the tourism sector contributing almost 6 per cent to the kingdom's gross domestic product in 2023.

The country will close the year with about 30 million international tourists , which is nearly half of its goal of 70 million overseas visitors by 2030, Saudi Arabia's Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb told the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh this week.

Saudi Arabia has also revised upwards its 2030 target for total annual tourist trips – a figure that entails both domestic and international travellers – to 150 million from 100 million, the minister said.

Of the 150 million, it is aiming for an even split of about 75 million domestic tourists and 75 million international travellers, he said.

“Travel and tourism is a very important sector, it grows in excess of the global [economic] growth,” Mr Al Khateeb said.

“Definitely the expanding of the middle class in India and China will encourage further travel. The World Travel and Tourism Council is expecting international arrivals to double by 2032, which is very attractive for us.”

International tourism is continuing to recover from the pandemic as arrival numbers reached 84 per cent of pre-Covid levels between January and July 2023, according to the latest data from the UN World Tourism Organisation.

Leading the global sector's rebound are the Middle East, Europe and Africa, it said in its World Tourism Barometer report in September.

The Middle East reported the best results in the first seven months of the year, with tourist arrivals reaching 20 per cent above pre-pandemic levels.

Saudi Arabia this year expects to receive 30 million international tourists and about 75 million domestic visitors, according to the Tourism Minister.

That compares with the 79.4 million international tourist arrivals to France in 2022, making it the most visited country in Europe, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.

Thailand, another tourism hotspot, attracted 11.15 million foreign visitors in 2022, according to its tourism ministry.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to accelerate its goal of becoming a global travel destination and one of the world's most visited countries.

It has earmarked $800 billion in tourism investments over the next decade, created the new airline Riyadh Air to bring people into the country and announced plans for a massive new airport in Riyadh to welcome 120 million passengers by 2030.

The kingdom has set a goal for the tourism sector to contribute 10 per cent to GDP by 2030, up from 3 per cent in 2019.

The push to attract more tourists is part of a wider plan to diversify the economy from oil.

Plans for a new Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, have been revealed. All photos: Four Seasons

Plans for a new Four Seasons Resort at The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, have been revealed. All photos: Four Seasons

Kingdom Holding, the investment vehicle controlled by billionaire Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, and Red Sea Global entered into a joint venture to develop a tourist resort that will be operated by the Four Seasons hotels and resorts group.

The companies will each hold 50 per cent of the joint venture through special purpose vehicles, Kingdom Holding said on Tuesday in a filing to the Tadawul stock exchange.

The project will be allocated a budget of about 2 billion Saudi riyals ($533 million), with Kingdom Holding and Red Sea Global each investing 258 million riyals. The remaining capital commitment will be financed by debt provided to the joint venture company.

Saudi Arabia emerged as the second-fastest growing tourism destination during the first quarter of 2023, according to the World Tourism Organisation’s data issued in May.

The country's travel and tourism sector will grow an average 11 per cent annually over the next decade, making it the Middle East's fastest-growing market, according to the WTTC.

By 2032, the sector’s contribution to Saudi Arabia's GDP could reach nearly 635 billion riyals, representing 17.1 per cent of the kingdom's total economy, it said in a July 2022 report.

In 2022, more than 93.5 million tourists visited Saudi Arabia – 77 million domestic and 16.5 million international visitors.

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Saudi Arabia attracts 73.1 mln tourists in 9M 2022

Saudi Arabia attracts 73.1 mln tourists in 9M 2022

The total number of domestic and inbound tourists to Saudi Arabia reached 73.1 million during the first nine months of 2022, spending nearly SAR 133.3 billion, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism.

Domestic tourists constituted the largest percentage of total tourists during this period, representing about 86% or approximately 62.6 million, while inbound tourists accounted for 14% of the total tourists, at about 10.5 million.

The Ministry of Tourism defines a tourist as every visitor (domestic, inbound or outbound) with an overnight accommodation in the place visited.

The total number of tourists increased by nearly 5.8 million by the end of the first nine months of 2022,  compared to 67.3 million in 2021. The following table shows the total number of tourists since 2015:

Domestic tourists spent 53.3% of the total tourist spending during the period, while inbound visitors spent was 46.7%.

In the first nine months of 2022, Makkah was the most visited destination, as indicated in the table below:

The following table shows the purpose of the visit by domestic inbound tourists during the first nine months of 2022:

The following table shows the nights and type of accommodation most popular for domestic and inbound tourism:

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Inside Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Ambitions

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February 13th, 2024 at 9:45 AM EST

Saudi Arabia wants to welcome 150 million visitors by 2030. In the first episode of a new limited-series podcast, Skift speaks with Saudi Tourism Authority’s Hazim Al-Hazmi about the marketing strategy helping make this happen.

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Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan, announced in 2016, outlines a comprehensive economic transformation plan, with tourism as a central pillar . In the first episode of the Skift Travel Spotlight, Skift Creative Strategist Kate Anderson spoke with Hazim Al-Hazmi, President, Europe & Americas, Saudi Tourism Authority, to discuss progress towards Vision 2030 goals and how he sees tourism shaping the country going forward.

In this podcast:

Revised Tourism Goals : Why the Saudi Ministry of Tourism has upped its already ambitious 2030 tourism target by another 50 million visitors and how it plans to reach this significant milestone.

Global Market Engagement : Insights on Saudi Arabia’s marketing strategy to Europe and the Americas and why their influence in shaping global travel trends makes them such key markets.

Diverse Experiential Offerings : Details on what visitors to Saudi Arabia can expect beyond its renowned desert landscapes, from coastal adventures along the Red Sea to cultural immersion in historical sites like Diriyah.

Connectivity and Marketing Initiatives : Insights into Saudi’s connectivity strategy, including plans for new airline routes and strategic partnerships to facilitate seamless access for travelers.

This content was created collaboratively by Saudi Tourism Authority and Skift’s branded content studio, SkiftX .

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