Saudi Arabia aims for 70m tourist visits this year

Saudi Arabia aims to exceed 70 million tourist visits this year after drawing 62 million last year, a tourism official said on Monday, underlining the conservative Kingdom’s concerted push to boost its travel industry, Reuters reports.

Saudi Arabia is a major religious destination, with millions visiting Islam’s two holy cities of Mecca and Medina annually to perform the hajj and umrah pilgrimages.

Saudi Arabia expects to open the doors of several tourism-focused projects over the next few years, including the Red Sea project, a high-end development that will feature resorts on islands and inland.

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May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting

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