The Kingdom jumps 10 places in the global tourism index


The Kingdom has achieved a new achievement within the Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), as it jumped globally to 33rd place, advancing 10 places at once compared to 2019, and the Minister of Tourism Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib expressed his pride in this result, pointing to the support Al-Khatib stressed that efforts are continuing so that the Kingdom becomes one of the most prominent countries that receive tourists, and this matter is supported by a group of huge projects, the continuous development of all tourist destinations, and the serious quest to develop the tourist experience. According to the index, the improvement included all five main axes in addition to 12 sub-axes, and thus the Kingdom became the second highest country in the Middle East and North Africa within the index, and it also came among the top ten countries in three of the axes, as it ranked first in terms of demand pressure, and the extent of The sector’s economic impact and quality on the economy, and ranked ninth globally in the level of priority for travel and tourism. This axis measures the extent to which the travel and tourism sector is given priority at the local level by the public and private sectors, as well as occupied the tenth rank in the business environment, an indicator that measures the extent to which national policies are supported. To do business, the Kingdom has worked to translate the strategy of developing national tourism, developing tourist destinations, attracting the best international hotels, building a distinctive tourism experience for tourists, and achieving the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. The Kingdom has achieved a growth of 34% in the number of domestic tourism trips compared to 2019.

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