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Saudi Tourism Sector To Create 1 Million Jobs By 2030, Says Top Official

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's tourism sector will create 1 million jobs by 2030 and the Kingdom will welcome 100 million visitors, said Qusai Al - Fakhri, CEO of the Saudi Tourism Development Fund.

The sector will create one of every three new jobs in Saudi Arabia in the next decade, as the nation focuses more on the growth of non - oil sectors, said Al - Fakhri.

Talking about the progress of the Saudi tourism sector at the Future Hospitality Summit in Riyadh, he said: 'Last year, with the support of the tourism ecosystem, and the larger government ecosystem and enablers, Saudi Arabia achieved record levels of domestic tourism that is remarkable globally'.

Al - Fakhri also noted that the tourism sector is expected to contribute 10 percent to the Kingdom's gross domestic product by the end of this decade.



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