One of the most leading countries in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia announces to issue tourists visa for the very first time in 2018 and onwards.
To date, visas were granted to business travellers, pilgrims, and family members or on work permit basis only but now Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is soon going to be on the bucket-list of many tourists.
While talking about KSA, one of the senior research managers at Euromonitor said:
“Saudi Arabia holds tremendous tourist potential due its favorable temperature, historical and cultural heritage, natural beauty and rich marine life”
As we already know the unstoppable potential in the country to attract the tourists from all over the world, the country aims to build an entertainment city which stands as a competitor to Las Vegas. In addition to this, the state is planning to boost tourism by converting Red Sea Islands into luxury beach resorts.
Richard Branson, the well-known billionaire, seems to be quite impressed by the Red Sea initiative. Thus, he takes a step forward ahead to invest in the tourism drive of Saudi Arabia.
Prince Muhammad Bin Salman is focusing on generating more revenue out of tourism activities instead of depending solely on oil. With this action-plan in mind, he reveals his strategic plan for a city that extends Saudi Arabia and further connects its borders with Egypt and Jordan. This will consequently lead to the healthier economy.
Due to an anticipation of 30M visitors a year, KSA is intending to spend £35bn annually on tourism industry by 2020. Talking to CNN’s News Prince Sultan Bin Salman said:
“The targets are people who want to literally experience this country and the grandness of this country”