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Saudi achieves second highest jump travel and tourism rankings

Saudi Arabia has achieved the second biggest improvement in ranking among 117 countries featured in the World Economic Forum’s index on travel and tourism.

Between 2019 and 2021, Saudi Arabia moved up to 33rd from 43rd, as its score rose by 2.3 per cent.

The 117 countries accounted for about 96 per cent of the world’s direct travel and tourism gross domestic product in 2020.

Among Middle East and North Africa countries, the UAE ranked highest at 25th. Qatar was placed at 43, Egypt at 51, Bahrain at 57, Jordan at 64, Morocco at 71 and Tunisia in 80th place. Japan topped the index rankings, with the US in second, followed by Spain, France and Germany.


National News

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