Saudi Arabia ranks second globally in tourist arrivals, achieving remarkable growth
Riyadh, October 03, 2023, Saudi Arabia has achieved a remarkable tourism milestone by ranking second globally in tourist arrivals during the first seven months of 2023. The Ministry of Tourism reported a staggering 58% growth in tourist numbers compared to the same period in 2019, based on data from the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in September. This accomplishment further solidifies Saudi Arabia's position as a prominent player in the global tourism industry. The success can be attributed to the unwavering support of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince HRH, as stated by Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb. This surge in tourist arrivals underscores the Kingdom's appeal as a top international tourist destination, driven by its diverse and high-quality tourism offerings.