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Saudi Arabia tops G20 in international visitor flow rate: report

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, September 27, 2022

Saudi Arabia came top of G20 in the rate of flow of international tourists during the first seven months of 2022, according to the latest report issued by the World Tourism Organization.

The outcome also confirms the country's policy of empowering the national economy and raising the contribution of the tourism sector in the GDP of the Kingdom as per the goals of the Kingdom vision 2030, Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khateeb was quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

According to the report, the Kingdom has scored extraordinary results in the flow of foreign tourists coming to the Kingdom at a rate of 121 percent from January to July 2022.

Al-Khateeb noted that the tourism sector of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is considered the world's fast-growing, accelerating at a rate of 14 percent compared to the pre-coronavirus pandemic period.

The sector is currently recovering from the repercussions of the pandemic following strict preventive and precautionary health measures and due to high awareness of the society leading to lowest rates of virus infections nowadays.


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