Saudi expecting tourism revenue increase

14 June 2010

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities has said that revenue from tourism in the kingdom is expected to grow by 4.8% in 2010, as the country tries to attract more visitors and religious pilgrims, Reuters has reported. Tourism revenue will reach SR66bn ($17.6bn) and rise to SR118bn in 2015, the organisation said. Saudi is looking to boost tourism in an attempt to diversify its economy.

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