KARACHI: Tourism is booming in the Middle East and North Africa.
And for the second consecutive year, Saudi Arabia and UAE have become the world’s two biggest tourist destinations.
While the Saudis, who dominate the tourism market, saw a rise in the number of visits to their country, the UAE saw an increase in visits.
Tourism has increased by almost 100% since 2014, according to the Tourism Industries Ministry, which monitors the market.
Saudi Arabia has seen a 20% increase in the volume of visits, up from 13% a year ago.
It’s expected that tourism will reach 4.5 billion euros by 2020.
Tourism Minister Zainal Al-Nadhi said: “The growth of tourism is really a result of economic policies and policies that promote tourism.
I am happy with this progress and the increase in tourism.”
The UAE is currently ranked the third biggest tourism destination in the world, behind France and the US.
According to a report by the Association of the Middle-East and North African Countries (AMIA) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the UAE, Saudi, and Bahrain are now the biggest tourism hubs in the region.
Tourists have become a major part of the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia.
According to the Saudi Tourism Administration, over 90% of its annual revenue is spent on tourism.
Tourism is considered a critical industry in the Kingdom, as the country has one of the highest per capita incomes in the Arab world.
According the Tourism Authority of Saudi Arabia, Saudi tourism generates over 200 billion Saudi riyals a year, which are used for tourism and social support.
According the World Tourism Organization, the tourism sector contributes around 30% of the country’s GDP.
The UAE has one billion visitors a year and contributes around 12% to its economy.
In addition to the Middle Eastern and North Arab states, the UK is also a major destination for the region’s tourists, with over 200 million visitors in 2019.
The UK is currently the second biggest tourist destination in Europe, after Italy, and hosts around two million visitors a day.
The tourism industry has also seen growth in the United States.
According, Tourism Industries Minister Paul Broun, the US tourism industry is expected to reach $6.5bn by 2020, which will reach $18.5billion by 2025.
The growth in tourism in the US has been driven by increased economic opportunities for Americans.
The increase in visitors to the country over the past year is due to the presidential election in 2020 and Trump’s controversial decision to ban travel to the United Arab Emirates.
Broun said: It’s important to realise that these numbers will continue to grow in the future.
We have to be careful because we don’t want to be complacent.
We need to make sure that we’re investing in our economy, our people and the quality of our products and services.