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Saudi tourism shows growth

04 February 2010

Nasser Aqeel Al Tayyar, president and managing director of Saudi-based Al Tayyar Travel and Tourism Group has said that the kingdom's tourism sector is growing at a robust rate of 30%, with the volume of the tourism market is estimated at SR80bn (Dhs78.31bn), Gulf News has reported. "This does not include the fast-growing religious tourism sector," he said. New rules and regulations introduced by the Supreme Commission of Tourism and Antiquities as well as provisions aimed at promoting domestic tourism, have played a major role in spurring the growth of tourism in the kingdom.

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