Saudi’s Tourism Spending Boomed In 2023 With A Record-Breaking SAR 135 Billion Total!

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Considering the many gems around the Kingdom that are worth traveling miles for, Saudi Arabia has seen a crazy jump in tourism spending. As millions flock from around the world to dive into Saudi’s multiple beacons of innovation, adventure, and beauty, the numbers keep jumping!

Tourist spending in Saudi hit an all-time high in 2023, reaching a whopping SR135 billion!

This figure, shared by the Saudi Central Bank, marks the Kingdom’s highest visitor spending ever, showing a crazy growth rate of 42.8 percent since 2022! The success story continues with the tourism sector scoring big wins! As reported by the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia secured the top spot on the UN’s World Tourism Organization list for the growth rate of international tourist numbers in 2023 compared to 2019, with a remarkable 56 percent increase.

Saudi Arabia also exceeded its Vision 2030 target of attracting 100 million visitors seven years ahead of schedule!

Not stopping there, the Kingdom also witnessed a remarkable recovery rate of 156 percent in the number of visitors during 2023 compared to 2019! This means that this country is getting on everyone’s radar! This means that this country is getting on everyone’s travel plans and for all good reason!


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