In the WEF’s Global Tourism Index, Saudi Arabia Jumps Nine Places

In the WEF’s Global Tourism Index, Saudi Arabia Jumps Nine Places

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s robust infrastructure, corporate presence, and important business hubs have allowed it to rise nine spots to rank 41 on a global tourism index, which is the biggest improvement in the Gulf.

The Travel & Tourism Development Index report from the World Economic Forum states that Saudi Arabia has seen the biggest improvement in the Middle East and North Africa since 2019.

With 119 economies measured, the WEF’s Travel and Tourism Development Index (TTDI) quantifies the conditions and laws that support the resilient and sustainable growth of the travel and tourism industry, which in turn advances national development.

According to the report, a number of factors helped the tourism industry in the region’s high-income economies, especially in the Gulf Cooperation Council. These included the presence of major business centres and large corporations that drove travel activities, top-notch infrastructure—such as premier airlines and aviation hubs—and a conducive business environment.

The report stated, “These efforts are partially reflected in the highest regional average for T&T capital spending per employee in the index, relaxed visa requirements, improved establishment and promotion of cultural resources, and broad increases in government T&T spending as a share of budgets.”

The United Arab Emirates, which ranks 18th in the index, is the best performer in both the Middle East subregion and the region as a whole. According to the report, Egypt is the highest-scoring country in the North Africa subregion, coming in at number 61.

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